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All Seminars are held in the Gavin De Beer Lecture Theatre, Anatomy Building, Thursday 1-2pm

5 Feb: Dr Andrew Macaskill, UCL NPP
Title: Reorganisation of Striatal Connectivity After Cocaine Exposure
Host: Prof Steve Hunt

12 Feb: Ana Faro (Wilson lab)/ Irene Marta Almeida (Stern lab)

26 Feb: Prof Hannes E. Buelow, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY.
Title: To Branch or not to branch - Shaping Sensory Dendrites
Host: Dr Richard Poole

5 March: András Szabó (Mayor lab) / Pedro Pereira (Henriques’ lab)

12 March: Jose Gomez (Jessen lab)/Sara Maffioletti (Tedesco lab)

26 March: Lizzie Yates (Patel lab) / Melissa Barber (Parnavelas lab)

9 April: Zeki lab –TBC/ Francis Carpenter (Caswell Barry lab)

23 April: Florent Peglion (Nate Guring lab)/Michele Sammut (Barrios lab, now in Poole lab) 

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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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