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 SystemsX.ch Special Opportunities Project. Read the article published by EPFL »
New insights into mechanisms of breast cancer development and resistance to therapy
Why does breast cancer develop and why are certain patients resistant to established therapies? Researchers from the University of Basel have gained new insights into the molecular processes in breast tissue. They identified the tumor suppressor LATS as a key player in the development and treatment of breast cancer. This research was supported by the SystemsX.ch Medical Research and Development Project (MRD) 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 SystemsX.ch Transition Postdoc Fellowship.
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