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Thursday April 24th, 1pm
Prof Justin Blau, NYU
Title: How flies time: Neurobiology of the Drosophila circadian clock
Host: Prof Ralf Stanewsky
Venue: Anatomy G04 Gavin de Beer LT

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Friday April 25th, 1pm
Dr Benedetta Ruzzenente, Max Planck Institute
Title: RNA Metabolism in Mitochondria: Lessons from the Mouse
Host: Prof Michael Duchen
Venue: Medawar G02 Watson LT

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Thursday May 1st, 1pm
Dr Setsuko Sahara, MRC - Kings
Title: Control of cortical neuron number
Host: Prof John Parnevelas
Venue: Anatomy G04 Gavin de Beer LT

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Thursday May 8th, 1pm
Prof Robert Lightowlers, Newcastle University
Title: Mitochondrial gene expression in humans: a tale of two tales
Host: Dr Gyorgy Szabadkai
Venue: Medical Sciences 131 A V Hill LT

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CDB Scientists discover genes 'decide who wins body’s battle with cancer'

14 July 2010

A team of scientists led by Dr Yasuyuki Fujita have discovered that two genes, called Mahjong and Lgl, could be star players in helping to identify how the body’s own cells fight back against cancer cells.

Yasuyuki Fujita

This discovery could lead to future treatments to make healthy cells better-equipped to attack cancer cells, an entirely new concept for cancer research.

The team, funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC) and based at the MRC Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology (LMCB) Unit at UCL, have proven that normal cells and cancerous cells compete in a game of ‘do or die’.

If the non-cancerous cells gain the advantage and entirely surround the cancer cells, the cancer cells will die.

If, however, the cancerous cells manage to break free, they will continue to divide and grow undisturbed.Dr Fujita holds a joint affiliation with CDB and the MRC LMCB.

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