Gene Transfer Keeps Bacteria Fit

Researchers at the University of Basel’s Biozentrum have discovered that Bartonella bacteria exchange genes efficiently using a domesticated virus encoded in their genome. The gene transfer between pathogens prevents the accumulation of genetic defects, promotes the spread of beneficial gene mutations and thus keeps the bacteria fit (Image: University of Basel, Biozentrum). This research was supported by the Research, Technology and Development (RTD) Project TargetInfectX.
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SPHN Information Session

There will be an information event on June 29, 2017 at the University of Bern to introduce the Swiss Personalized Health Network (SPHN) and a number of different funding opportunities available in the area of personalized health research.
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Revealing how neurons communicate

The ETH spinoff MaxWell Biosystems AG develops microelectrode platforms for electrophysiological tests on nerve cells, opening up new possibilities for pharmaceutical research. Now, the company received CHF 130,000 in starting capital from the Venture Kick initiative. MaxWell Biosystems AG stemmed from a Interdisciplinary PhD Project. Read the article published in ETH News »


X-Letter 34: Focus on medicine

In this issue of the print magazine, we present the nine Medical Research and Development (MRD) Projects and other interesting research projects.
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