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Growing Brain Cancer in a Dish

For the first-time, researchers at IMBA- Institute of Molecular Biotechnology of the Austrian Academy of Sciences – develop organoids, that mimic the onset of brain cancer. This method not only sheds light on the complex biology of human brain...
20-Jul-2018 6:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Not Just Housekeeping: A New Way to Control Protein Production in Stem Cells

Cells acquire distinct fates and functions during development. A study from the IMBA reveals a new mechanism of cell fate specification involving the regulation of cell metabolism.
4-Apr-2018 4:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Groundbreaking Technique to Study MicroRNAs in Single Cells of Living Animals

Scientists from two institutes at the Vienna BioCenter (VBC) have developed a method to identify and characterise microRNAs in individual cells of living animals.
21-Mar-2018 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

The Largest Genome Ever: Decoding the Axolotl 

Scientists in Vienna, Dresden and Heidelberg have decoded the entire genetic information of the Mexican salamander axolotl, the largest genome ever to be sequenced. This will be a powerful tool to study the molecular basis of regeneration. The...
24-Jan-2018 7:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

Taking Screening Methods to the Next Level

CRISPR-UMI, a novel method developed at IMBA, facilitates extremely robust and sensitive screens by tracking single mutants within a population of cells.
16-Oct-2017 2:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Glycosylation: Mapping Uncharted Territory

Glycosylation is the most abundant protein modification - over half of the proteins in our cells are ‘decorated’ with glycans. These sugar structures alter protein activities in all organisms – from bacteria to human - influencing fundamental...
19-Sep-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Ricin Only Lethal in Combination with Sugar

Researchers at the Austrian Academy of Sciences’ Institute for Molecular Biotechnology (IMBA) have discovered a means of immunising cells against the biological weapon ricin, as reported in the current issue of Cell Research.
18-Sep-2017 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Chromosome Mechanics Guide Nuclear Assembly

How a protein BAF crosslinks the DNA to allow proper nuclear envelope reformation
23-Aug-2017 5:05 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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