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Researchers Watch in 3D as Neurons Talk to Each Other in a Living Mouse Brain


No single neuron produces a thought or a behavior; anything the brain accomplishes is a vast collaborative effort between cells. When at work, neurons talk rapidly to one another, forming networks as they communicate. Scientists at the Research...
30-Jan-2017 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Fertilized Egg Cells Trigger and Monitor Loss of Sperm’s Epigenetic Memory

Scientists from the Institute of Molecular Biotechnology (IMBA) in Vienna, Austria, have discovered how an embryo’s genomic integrity is safeguarded during the first 24 h after fertilization. Insights into this mechanism have implications for...
30-Nov-2016 3:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

A Milestone in Small RNA Biology: piRNA Biogenesis From Start to Finish

Organisms are in a constant battle against viruses, or transposable elements, which invade their genomes. Among their most effective weapons are silencing pathways that use small RNAs to selectively target invading nucleic acids for their...
15-Nov-2016 5:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

How Cells Take Out the Trash: The “Phospho-Kiss of Death” Deciphered

Cells never forget to take out the trash. It has long been known that cells tag proteins for degradation by labelling them with ubiquitin, a signal described as “the molecular kiss of death”. Tim Clausen’s group at the Research Institute of...
7-Oct-2016 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Novel Mechanism to Steer Cell Identities Gives Clue on How Organisms Develop

Scientists discovered a new way in which microRNAs can determine the fate of cells in the course of their development. This could be a key to understanding how complex organisms are built, say researchers from the Institute of Molecular Pathology...
5-Oct-2016 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Watching Molecular Machines at Work


An international team of scientists from Austria, Germany and the US has combined newly developed techniques in electron microscopy and protein assembly to elucidate how cells regulate one of the most important steps in cell division. The latest...
26-Sep-2016 9:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Scientists Find a New Way to Protect Against Lethal Fungal Infections

Scientists at the Institute of Molecular Biotechnology (IMBA) and the Max F. Perutz Laboratories (MFPL) in Vienna have discovered a new way to turn the immune system’s weapons against fungal invaders. This knowledge could lead to the development...
15-Jul-2016 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Identifying Brain Regions Automatically

Biologists develop a new method for analyzing brain images and demonstrate it with a study on fruit flies.
15-Jul-2016 3:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Scientists Initiate First Ethical Guidelines for Organs Cultivated in Vitro

In the latest edition of the journal “Science”, Jürgen Knoblich, a leading authority on stem cells and deputy director of the IMBA (Institute for Molecular Biotechnology of the Austrian Academy of Sciences), together with international experts,...
18-Jan-2017 3:05 AM EST

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