RNA Molecules Live Short Lives

A research group at the Biozentrum, University of Basel, has developed a new method to measure the half-life of RNA molecules. The study revealed that commonly used methods provide distorted results and that RNA molecules live an average of only two minutes, ten times shorter than previously assumed. The results have been published in the journal "Science Advances" (Image: University of Basel, Biozentrum). The study was supported by the Research, Technology and Development (RTD) project StoNets.
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First characterization of an ancient, most dosage-sensitive plant gene

It is the first deep characterization of a very conserved plant-specific protein that displays a highly dosage-sensitive action. The appearance of this gene in evolution correlates with the emergence of true sieve elements in angiosperms. This research was supported by a Interdisciplinary PhD Project. 
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Avoiding shadows to ensure a place in the sun

In order to guarantee optimum access to the leaves, plants have developed various strategies during evolution. Resarchers at CIG in Lausanne have elucidated a mechanism allowing a localized response of the plant in case of partial shade (image: Fabrice Ducrest, Unil).This research was supported by the Research, Technology and Development (RTD) Project PlantGrowth2.
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3rd International Conference: New registration deadline for abstract submission

The conference will take place from September 4 to 7, 2017 at the ETH Zurich. New registration deadline for abstract submission is July 3, 2017. We look forward to welcoming you in Zurich for a host of talks by world-class scientists including keynote speakers James Ferrell from Stanford University and Chris Sander from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. 
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