Biochemistry

How Cells Control Mitochondria

Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany — Errors in the metabolic processes of mitochondria are responsible for a variety of diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. Scientists needed to find...

The Virus Trap

Munich, Germany — To date, there are no effective antidotes against most virus infections. An interdisciplinary research team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has now developed a new approach:...

Making Sense of Antisense Gene Silencing

Tokyo, Japan — Researchers from Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) find proteins that bind to and regulate tocopherol-conjugated heteroduplex oligonucleotides during gene silencing Gene...

Manufacturing the Core Engine of Cell Division

Dortmund, Germany — As a human cell begins division, its 23 chromosomes duplicate into identical copies that remain joined at a region called the centromere. Here lies the kinetochore, a complicated...

Unlocking the Power of Microbiome

Zürich, Switzerland — Hundreds of different bacterial species live in and on leaves and roots of plants. A research team led by Julia Vorholt from the Institute of Microbiology at ETH Zurich, together...

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