University of Dundee

Cell Signalling and Immunology

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CSI

Awards recognition for outstanding microscopy images

Alan Prescott has been chosen to be the regional (Europe) EMEA winner of the Olympus Image of the Year Award 2019. This was for the submitted image with the title "The mouse’s whiskers: image from a frozen section of the head from the mito-QC mouse."

This win follows a very successful 12 months where Alan’s microscopy work has been recognised in five other national and international competitions.

New collaboration will harness latest technology to uncover role of proteins in neurodegenerative disease

A pioneering collaboration between the UK Dementia Research Institute (DRI) and the Medical Research Council’s Protein Phosphorylation and Ubiquitylation Unit (MRC PPU) will use the very latest advances in technology to study rare cell populations and the role of proteins in diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

Scientists discover how rogue communications between cells lead to Leukaemia

New research has deciphered how rogue communications in blood stem cells can cause Leukaemia. The discovery, published in the journal Science, could pave the way for new, targeted medical treatments that block this process. Blood cancers like leukaemia occur when mutations in stem cells cause them to produce too many blood cells.

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