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December 27, 2017

Bacteria acquire resistance from competitors

Bacteria not only develop resistance to antibiotics, they also can pick it up from their rivals. In a recent publication in "Cell Reports", Prof....

December 11, 2017

Liver cancer: Lipid synthesis promotes tumor formation

Lipid, also known as fat, is an optimal energy source and an important cell component. Much is required for the rapid and uncontrolled growth of...

December 08, 2017

Acrobatic duo in the cells

Just like an acrobatic duo, some proteins lend each other stability. Researchers led by Prof. Sebastian Hiller at the Biozentrum, University of Basel,...

October 27, 2017

Bacteria have a sense of touch

Although bacteria have no sensory organs in the classical sense, they are still masters in perceiving their environment. The research group led by...

October 26, 2017

Alex Schier appointed new Director of the Biozentrum

As of 2018, Prof. Alexander F. Schier will be the new Director of the Biozentrum, University of Basel. The University Council has appointed the...

October 26, 2017

New Professor appointed to the Biozentrum

The University Council has appointed Prof. Susan Mango as a new Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology to the Biozentrum of the University of...

October 24, 2017

High-Speed Locomotion Neurons Found in the Brainstem

A clearly defined subpopulation of neurons in the brainstem is essential to execute locomotion at high speeds. Interestingly, these high-speed neurons...

October 06, 2017

Nobel Prize for Chemistry – Molecules in 3D

The Biozentrum congratulates the Swiss researcher Jacques Dubochet from the University of Lausanne, who has been awarded this year's Nobel Prize for...

September 25, 2017

Bacterial nanosized speargun works like a power drill

In order to get rid of unpleasant competitors, some bacteria use a sophisticated weapon - a nanosized speargun. Researchers led by Prof. Marek Basler...

September 20, 2017

Biozentrum Lecture: Small blood vessels – big secrets

Prof. Christer Betsholtz has been investigating the secrets of distinct cells of the blood vessels for years. These so-called pericytes surround the...