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Cohesin: A Cherry-Shaped Molecule Safeguards Cell-Division

The cohesin molecule ensures the proper distribution of DNA during cell division. Scientists at the Research Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP) in Vienna can now prove the concept of its carabiner-like function by visualizing for the first time...
21-Nov-2014 7:00 AM EST

Moonwalker Flies Backing Up

The team of Barry Dickson, former scientific director of the IMP, managed to isolate “moonwalker flies” in a high-throughput screen. Screening a large collection of fruit flies, the scientists found specimens that seemed locked in reverse gear....
3-Apr-2014 8:00 AM EDT

Defect in Ikaros Gene Mimics Human B Cell Leukemia

Meinrad Busslinger and colleagues from the IMP in Vienna find dramatic effects of a mutation in the Ikaros gene during early development of immune cells.
10-Feb-2014 10:00 AM EST

A Molecular Toolkit for Gene Silencing

The team of Johannes Zuber at the IMP in Vienna, Austria, managed to overcome remaining key limitations of RNA interference (RNAi) - a unique method to specifically shut off genes. By using an optimized design, the scientists were able to inhibit...
13-Dec-2013 4:00 AM EST

Pushing the Limits of Light Microscopy

Researchers from the Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP) present a novel approach for precise biological imaging with applications for sensitive and dynamic samples.
28-Nov-2013 11:00 AM EST

A Trace of Memory

A team of neurobiologists led by Simon Rumpel at the Research Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP) in Vienna succeeded in tracking single neurons in the brain of mice over extended periods of time. Advanced imaging techniques allowed them to...
24-Oct-2013 4:00 AM EDT

Capturing Brain Activity with Sculpted Light

Scientists in Vienna (Austria) have found a way to overcome some of the limitations of light microscopy. Applying the new technique, they can record the activity of a worm’s brain with high temporal and spatial resolution.
9-Sep-2013 6:40 AM EDT

A Skeleton for Chromosomes

Jan-Michael Peters and his team at the Research Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP) found that the structure of Chromosomes is supported by a kind of molecular skeleton, made of cohesin. Their discovery is published in the current online-issue of...
26-Aug-2013 3:00 AM EDT

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