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Wednesday, September 21st, 2016
Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, Vice-chancellor of Cambridge University visited the NCBS and inStem campus on the 16th of September. Sir Leszek, accompanied by a senior Cambridge delegation also took time to interact with researchers on the campus.

NCBS Research

  • A tail of gene expression

    Imagine trying to fly a kite without a tail. It swoops and loops and wiggles and finally crashes down into the ground. A kite without a tail is unstable, but add a tail at the right place, and your kite will fly steady.

  • A brain circuit to push past nutritional stress

    It is past lunch time and your stomach is growling with hunger. Your last meal was a coffee and cookie this morning. Regardless, you have to power through; you have to finish that project before you can take a break and a missed meal is not going to stop you from working.

  • Can a brain scan early in stress predict eventual memory loss?


  • Moving objects and flowing air: How bees position their antennae during flight

    "Bzzz..." Consider the bee that keeps circling your coffee cup or glass of juice - an unsung pollinator hero helping farmers grow tons of fruit and vegetables for our consumption. You try to shoo it away, but the bee dodges your hand to land neatly on the lip of your cup. After a quick sip of the liquid inside, it's off.

  • The rise of the complex modern cell


    Complex modern cells - the ones that you and I are made up of - may be the result of a long-drawn courtship, rather than a hasty marriage between two types of structurally simple cells.

Campus Life

Friday, July 29th, 2016

"Grrrrrrrrrr," says a chorus of young voices, followed by a burst of laughter. On the screen is a smiling man cheerily reading out a story about a lonely bear who loses his growl and finds it again. The children are from the on-campus crèche Dolna, and the man on the screen is Rob Biddulph, an award-winning children's story book writer from the UK.

The Bigger Picture

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