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All Seminars are held in the Gavin De Beer Lecture Theatre, Anatomy Building, Thursday 1-2pm (unless otherwise stated)

Thursday 9 July: midday-2.40pm

Host: Yoshiyuki Yamamoto

Room 249, 2nd Floor, Medical Sciences Building, Gower Street

12.00pm  Heather Steele-Stallard: “Human iPS cell-based platforms for disease modelling and therapy screening for laminopathies”
12.15pm  Terry Felton: “Regulation of asymmetric neurogenesis in C. elegans
12.30pm  Marcus Ghosh: “Assigning Behavioural and Neurodevelopmental Functions to Autism-associated Genes”
12.45pm  Giulia Ferrari: “Towards a genomic integration-free, iPS cell and human artificial chromosome-based therapy for Duchenne muscular dystrophy”
1.00pm  Michele Sammut: “Mystery cells in C.elegans: Sex, Glia transdifferation and Learning”
1.15pm  Johanna Buchler: "The Wnt co-receptor LRP6 and synapse regulation".
1.30pm  

Interval
1.40pm  Renato Martinho: “The Asymmetric Habenula of Zebrafish: from Transcriptome to Behaviour”
1.55pm  Alex Fedorec: “Plasmid persistence: balancing plasmid stability and host competitiveness”
2.10pm  Maryam Khosravi: "Investigating novel genetic associations with ciliopathy in the zebrafish"
2.25pm  Marc Williams: “Identification of neutral tumour evolution across cancer types”

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Scientists gain insight into motor neurone disease

18 November 2008

Scientists have identified a molecule which could be key to understanding the cause of motor neurone disease (MND) and other neurodegenerative disorders. 

Prof Patricia Salinas

The team, from University College London and King's College London, showed the molecule, Wnt3, plays a key role in establishing connections between nerve cells and the muscles they control. 

Lead researcher Professor Patricia Salinas said: "The work we are publishing today puts an important piece of the puzzle in place and offers up a new possibility for developing drugs to treat MND and other neurodegenerative diseases."

Links
Prof Patricia Salinas
UCL News
BBSRC News
BBC News
Full report in Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

Image: "The image was obtained from a fluorescence microscope depicting the motor nerve (red) on the light beige background (muscle tissue) and the synapses in green and yellow. The images was obtained from a mouse diaphragm (a muscle that control breathing)." Courtesy of Professor Patricia Salinas

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