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Undertakes innovative biomedical research to discover the molecular mechanisms that underlie normal cellular processes and functions, and how, over lifetime, their failure or abnormality may lead to disease
The Babraham Institute is located six miles south-east of the university city of Cambridge, UK. We undertake innovative biomedical research to discover the molecular mechanisms that underlie normal cellular processes and functions, and how, over lifetime, their failure or abnormality may lead to disease. The Institute is a registered charity, sponsored by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), to underpin its national responsibilities for healthcare research and training.
Our research is also supported by the Medical Research Council (MRC) and many medical charities and other organisations.
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(2019-07-20)The development of essential medicines is being slowed by a lack of efficiency in drug development as ninety per cent of drugs fail at some stage during clinical evaluation. This attrition in drug development is seen not ...
(2019-05-18)The germinal centre (GC) response is critical for generating highly effective humoral immune responses and immunological memory that forms the basis of successful immunisation. Control of the output of the GC response ...
(2019-01-27)The process of generating the vast diversity of immunoglobulin receptors and secreted antibodies begins with the recombination of the joining (JH), diversity (DH) and variable (VH) genes in the immunoglobulin heavy chain ...
(2019-01-26)Human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) exist in multiple states of pluripotency, broadly categorised as naïve and primed states. These provide an important model to investigate the earliest stages of human embryonic development. ...