Using microfluidics to improve genetics research

Scientists at EPFL have developed a technique that can be a game-changer for genetics by making the characterization of DNA-binding proteins much faster, more accurate, and efficient. (Image: A. Isakova/EPFL). This research was supported by a Special Opportunities Project. Read the article published by EPFL »


Wichtiges Protein in der Entstehung und Behandlung von Brustkrebs identifiziert

Wie entsteht Brustkrebs und warum sind manche Patientinnen resistent gegen etablierte Therapien? Forschende der Universität Basel haben neue Erkenntnisse zu den molekularen Prozessen im Brustgewebe gewonnen. Sie identifizierten den Tumorsuppressor LATS als zentralen Akteur in der Entwicklung und Behandlung von Brustkrebs. Diese Forschungsarbeit wurde von untertützt (MRD Projekt MetastasiX).
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Ascona Workshop 2017: Statistical Challenges in Single-Cell Biology

This interdisciplinary workshop is intended to be a forum for the dissemination of cutting-edge biotechnological and computational developments and the identification of open data analysis problems and solutions. Targeted areas for the workshop include: novel experimental techniques for single-cell analysis, statistical models of cell-to-cell variation, data integration, and applications of single-cell genomics to somatic variation in development and disease. The workshop will take place from April 30 to May 5, 2017 in Ascona, Switzerland. Application deadline is January 15, 2017.
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Store and Supply – How the Brain Saves Time

Neurons in the brain store RNA molecules – DNA gene copies – in order to rapidly react to stimuli. This storage dramatically accelerates the production of proteins. This is one of the reasons why neurons in the brain can adapt quickly during learning processes. The recent results of a research group at the University of Basel’s Biozentrum have been published in the current issue of “Neuron”. This research was supported by a Transition Postdoc Fellowship.
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