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2014-05-27 15:08:14

EMBL How long-distance control impacts face formation Scientists at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, have identified how a specific stretch of DNA controls far-off genes to influence the formation of the face. The study, published today in Nature Genetics, helps understand the genetic causes of cleft lip and cleft palate, which are among the most common congenital malformations in humans. “This genomic region ultimately controls genes which determine...

2014-04-03 04:20:52

CAMBRIDGE, England, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GBP19.5M raised to drive development of best-in-class fully human VH antibody fragment therapeutics Crescendo Biologics Limited (Crescendo) today announces it has raised a further GBP2m ($3.3m), from EMBL Ventures, in a final close of its Series A financing. Originally announced in December 2013, the Series A now totals GBP19.5m. It was led by Imperial Innovations and included new...

Not All Fear Is Equal
2013-11-11 11:39:26

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Fear is generated in different parts of the brain depending on the source of the fear. We learned this based on work conducted at the Cornelius Gross laboratory at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Monterotondo, Italy. The study, published in today’s Nature Neuroscience, highlights how – at least in mice – fears are processed by different sets of neurons depending on the type of external stimuli encountered....

2013-09-26 17:57:27

Migrating cells, it seems, cover their tracks not for fear of being followed, but to keep moving forward. Scientists at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, Germany, have now shown that cells in a zebrafish embryo determine which direction they move in by effectively erasing the path behind them. The findings, published online today in Nature, could have implications not just for development but also for cancer and metastasis. As a zebrafish embryo develops, a...

2013-02-11 15:53:09

Prostate cancer in younger patients is triggered by a different mechanism than in older men While prostate cancer is the most common cancer in elderly Western men it also, but more rarely, strikes patients aged between 35 and 50. Scientists at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, Germany, in collaboration with several other research teams in Germany, have discovered that such early-onset prostate cancers are triggered by a different mechanism from that which...

2012-08-04 02:07:05

3D movie at ℠ultraresolution´ shows how cell´s machinery bends membrane inwards Scientists at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, Germany, have combined the power of two kinds of microscope to produce a 3-dimensional movie of how cells ℠swallow´ nutrients and other molecules by engulfing them. The study, published today in Cell, is the first to follow changes in the shape of the cell´s membrane and track proteins thought to...

2012-08-04 01:12:36

Structural analysis opens the way to new anti-influenza drugs Researchers at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Grenoble, France, have determined the detailed 3-dimensional structure of part of the flu virus' RNA polymerase, an enzyme that is crucial for influenza virus replication. This important finding is published today in PLoS Pathogens. The research was done on the 2009 pandemic influenza strain but it will help scientists to design innovative drugs against all the...

2012-07-06 10:22:10

℠Traffic policeman´ protein directs crucial step in cell division A traffic policeman standing at a busy intersection directing the flow of vehicles may be a rare sight these days, but a similar scene appears to still frequently play out in our cells. A protein called Lem4 directs a crucial step of cell division by preventing the progress of one molecule while waving another through, scientists at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, Germany, have...

2012-06-04 14:05:22

Census reveals unexpected variety of genes involved in cellular transport Scientists at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, Germany, have conducted the first comprehensive census of human cells´ export workers. In a study published online today in Nature Cell Biology, they found an unexpected variety of genes involved in transporting molecules to the cell membrane and beyond. Using a combination of genetics and sophisticated microscopy, Rainer Pepperkok...


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