Roche joins EMBL’s Corporate Partnership Programme

On June 12, 2018, Posted by , In News, By ,, , With Comments Off on Roche joins EMBL’s Corporate Partnership Programme

Roche and EMBL join forces to create new training opportunities for young researchers                               EMBL welcomes Roche, a frontrunner in personalised healthcare and leading provider of in vitro diagnostics, to the EMBL Advanced Training Centre Corporate Partnership Programme. The new partners will develop advanced training for young investigators and the…

DKFZ/HD Uni Hospital/EMBL: Genetic analysis for certain childhood brain tumors soon a standard-of-care?

On May 14, 2018, Posted by , In News, By ,, , With Comments Off on DKFZ/HD Uni Hospital/EMBL: Genetic analysis for certain childhood brain tumors soon a standard-of-care?

An international team of researchers from the Hopp Children’s Cancer Center at the NCT Heidelberg (KiTZ), the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) and the German Cancer Consortium (DKTK) together with colleagues at the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis and the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto has summarized…

EMBL – CRISPR: from clipping scissors to word processor

On May 8, 2018, Posted by , In News, By ,, , With Comments Off on EMBL – CRISPR: from clipping scissors to word processor

Barcodes are used in a new way in the MAGESTIC platform, adding a new level of precision to CRISPR gene editing. Credit: Kelly Irvine/NIST Using the gene-editing tool CRISPR to snip at DNA is often akin to using scissors to edit a newspaper article. You can cut out words, but it’s…

EMBL: Protein stability and solubility during cell cycle

On May 3, 2018, Posted by , In News, By , , With Comments Off on EMBL: Protein stability and solubility during cell cycle

  Dividing cell colored in a heat gradient, highlighting the variation in proteins’ thermal stability within and between different cell cycle stages. IMAGE: Aleksandra Krolik / EMBL EMBL scientists uncover large solubility and thermal stability changes of proteins during cell cycle The cell cycle is a highly dynamic process that…

EMBL: PDX Finder – Free global portal for cancer models

On April 9, 2018, Posted by , In News, By , With Comments Off on EMBL: PDX Finder – Free global portal for cancer models

First global online catalogue of PDX models facilitates collaboration and helps cancer researchers save valuable time The European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) and The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) have jointly developed the first open cancer research portal for Patient Derived Xenograft (PDX) models. The freely available PDX Finder is hosted by EMBL-EBI…

DKFZ: Blood test indicates risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease

On April 9, 2018, Posted by , In Research Article, By ,, , With Comments Off on DKFZ: Blood test indicates risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease

A newly developed blood test may indicate Alzheimer’s disease on average eight years before the clinical diagnosis. This was demonstrated by scientists from the Ruhr University Bochum (RUB), the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) and the Saarland Cancer Registry with a large population-based cohort study from the Saarland. Pathological deposits…

EMBL: microglia nibbling on brain synapses (captured on film)

On March 27, 2018, Posted by , In Research Article, By ,, , With Comments Off on EMBL: microglia nibbling on brain synapses (captured on film)

For the first time, EMBL researchers have captured microglia nibbling on brain synapses. Their findings show that the special glial cells help synapses grow and rearrange, demonstrating the essential role of microglia in brain development. Nature Communications publishes the results on March 26. Multiple synapse heads send out filopodia (green)…

EMBL: From blood vessels to blood stem cells

On March 21, 2018, Posted by , In Research Article, By , , With Comments Off on EMBL: From blood vessels to blood stem cells

EMBL scientists discover how blood vessel cells become blood stem cells during embryonic development Cells – like those that make up our skin, heart, and brain – develop from stem cells. However, blood stem cells develop from vascular cells which line the walls of our blood vessels. EMBL Rome group…

EMBL: Potential new way to limit antibiotic resistance spreading

On March 19, 2018, Posted by , In Research Article, By , , With Comments Off on EMBL: Potential new way to limit antibiotic resistance spreading

Potential new way to limit antibiotic resistance spreading. IMAGE: Aleksandra Krolik / EMBL EMBL scientists unravel the molecular basis of a major antibiotic resistance transfer mechanism One of the biggest current threats to global health is the rise of multi-drug resistant bacteria, caused by the spreading of antibiotic resistance amongst…

EMBL: Chromatin usage reveals developmental trajectories

On March 15, 2018, Posted by , In Research Article, By , , With Comments Off on EMBL: Chromatin usage reveals developmental trajectories

Information (arrows) emanating out of chromatin to give rise to different cell types. IMAGE: Campbell Medical Illustration EMBL scientists show how chromatin usage in individual cells reveals developmental trajectories Both cell type and developmental stage can be deduced from measurements of chromatin accessibility in thousands of single cells, researchers at…