9 June 2020
The study builds on a successful collaboration and will compare T cell and antibody responses to uncover the role of ‘background’ immunity to virus strains already in circulation, including infections with similar coronaviruses.
27 April 2020
New collaborative research from MRC WIMM researchers and the Mommersteeg Group in the Department of Physiology, Anatomy & Genetics at the University of Oxford shows that a protein called Runx1 plays a significant role in the formation of the cardiac scar that forms after the heart is injured, a scar that is known to inhibit heart regeneration. In the zebrafish, a freshwater fish known to be able to fully regenerate its heart after damage, they show that the absence of Runx1 results in enhanced regeneration. This indicates a potential new therapeutic target for heart repair.
25 February 2020
The British Society for Developmental Biology medal recognises outstanding achievements in the field.
20 February 2020
Congratulations to Dr Erdinc Sezgin, who will be part of the prestigious SciLifeLab Fellowship programme and the Karolinska Institutet.
3 February 2020
Many congratulations to Prof Anne Goriely and Prof Alison Simmons, who have both been awarded Wellcome Trust Investigator Awards.
30 January 2020
An immune cell is shown for the first time to be involved in creating the scar that repairs the heart after damage. The work was led by BHF CRE Intermediate Transition Research Fellow Dr Filipa Simões.
21 January 2020
Congratulations to Dr Simona Valletta and Dr Sarah Gooding, who were selected for the Translational Research Training in Hematology Program, a year-long training and mentoring experience by the American Society of Hematology and the European Hematology Association.
13 January 2020
Congratulations to Prof Jacobsen, who was elected member of the Academy's Class for Medical Sciences.
11 November 2019
Many congratulations to Dr Mira Kassouf, a researcher in the Higgs group, recognised for her efforts to break silos in life sciences with entrepreneurship.
7 November 2019
Many congratulations to Prof Ahmed Ahmed and Prof Enzo Cerundolo, winners of the Ovarian Cancer Action International Grand Challenge Award.
23 October 2019
A therapy that targets the immune system showed promise for treating atopic dermatitis – the most common form of eczema – in a small proof-of-concept trial, led by scientists from the MRC HIU.