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September 06, 2017

A protein that extends life of yeast cells

To understand and control aging is the aspiration of many scientists. Researchers at the Biozentrum of the University of Basel have now discovered...

September 06, 2017

Lasker Award for Michael N. Hall

Professor Michael N. Hall from the Biozentrum of the University of Basel receives the Lasker Basic Medical Research Award 2017 – one of the most...

September 01, 2017

Like a revolving door: How shuttling proteins operate nuclear pores

Nuclear pore complexes are tiny channels where the exchange of substances between the cell nucleus and the cytoplasm takes place. Scientists at the...

July 12, 2017

RNA molecules live short lives

Prof. Attila Becskei’s group at the Biozentrum, University of Basel, has developed a new method to measure the half-life of RNA molecules. The study...

July 12, 2017

Synapses in the brain mirror the structure of the visual world

The research team of Prof. Sonja Hofer at the Biozentrum, University of Basel, has discovered why our brain might be so good at perceiving edges and...

July 07, 2017

Anatole Abragam Prize for Prof. Björn Burmann

Björn Burmann, a former postdoc of Prof. Sebastian Hiller’s group at the Biozentrum, University of Basel, has been awarded this year’s Anatole Abragam...

June 28, 2017

Designed proteins to treat muscular dystrophy

The cell scaffolding holds muscle fibers together and protects them from damage. Individuals who suffer from muscular dystrophy often lack essential...

June 16, 2017

Bacteria free themselves with molecular “speargun”

Many bacteria are armed with nano-spearguns, which they use to combat unwelcome competitors or knockout host cells. The pathogen responsible for...

June 16, 2017

Distant brain regions selectively recruit stem cells

Stem cells persist in the adult mammalian brain and generate new neurons throughout life. The research group of Prof. Fiona Doetsch at the Biozentrum,...

June 15, 2017

Gene transfer keeps bacteria fit

The research group of Prof. Christoph Dehio at the Biozentrum, University of Basel, has discovered that Bartonella bacteria exchange genes efficiently...