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November 20, 2022

Liver cancer: How liver cells go astray

Liver cancer is one of the most deadly types of cancer. The team led by Prof. Michael N. Hall from the Biozentrum of the University of Basel has now…

November 08, 2022

Control of cell population sizes: When is enough enough?

The team led by Prof. Jean Pieters at the Biozentrum of the University of Basel has uncovered a cell-intrinsic mechanism, that controls the…

October 19, 2022

Venture Kick support for Biozentrum spin-off Aukera Therapeutics

The start-up Aukera Therapeutics, founded at the Biozentrum of the University of Basel in 2021, has received funding of 150,000 Swiss francs from the…

October 12, 2022

Inauguration of the Swiss High-field NMR Facility

On October 11th, 2022, the Swiss High-field NMR Facility was inaugurated with a scientific symposium at the Biozentrum of the University of Basel. The…

October 04, 2022

Discovery of a new antibiotic against resistant pathogens

For a long time, antibiotics were considered a silver bullet against bacterial infections. Over time, many pathogens have adapted to resist…

October 04, 2022

“The fall wave has already started”

How is the outlook for the coming weeks? Prof. Richard Neher at the Biozentrum, University of Basel, who has been studying the evolution of the virus…

September 19, 2022

Cilia in 3D: Miniature train station discovered

Cilia are small hair-like organelles that extend from cells and perform many functions, including motility and signaling. Together with collaborators…

September 14, 2022

Engineered enzymes: String pullers in cell communication

Communication is everything. This is just as true for us humans as it is for each of our cells. Prof. Markus Affolter's team at the Biozentrum,…

September 07, 2022

Nanomachine keeps cellular power plants healthy

Mitochondria are the cell’s power stations that supply energy for the whole body. Their malfunction leads to illnesses such as diabetes, cancer or…

August 11, 2022

Cell receptors: of voids and void fillers

G protein-coupled receptors regulate nearly all vital functions in the human body and thus serve as attractive drug targets to treat various diseases.…