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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…

May 29, 2017

Resistant cancer cells: 3D structure of a drug transporter decoded

Drug resistance is not only a major problem in fighting infectious diseases. Also in the treatment of cancer it can jeopardize the success of…

April 27, 2017

Award ceremony: Louis-Jeantet Prize for Silvia Arber

The award ceremony of the 2017 Louis-Jeantet Prize for Medicine was held in Geneva on Wednesday, 26 April 2017. Two scientist were honored: Silvia…

April 11, 2017

Relocation of proteins with a new nanobody tool

The research group of Prof. Markus Affolter at the Biozentrum of the University of Basel has developed a new method by which proteins can be…

February 28, 2017

Richard Neher wins the Open Science Prize

Prof. Richard Neher from the Biozentrum of the University of Basel is the joint winner of the Open Science Prize, together with Prof. Trevor Bedford…

February 10, 2017

Michael N. Hall awarded Cancer Research Prize

On February 8th, 2017, the American National Foundation for Cancer Research announced that Michael N. Hall, Professor of Biochemistry at the…

January 27, 2017

Not necessarily harmful: Protein aggregates in the brain

Protein aggregates in neurons are characteristic for Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and other neurodegenerative diseases. These so-called amyloids arise…