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…

New EMBL spinoff company Velabs Therapeutics to accelerate antibody discovery

On March 8, 2018, Posted by , In News, By , , With Comments Off on New EMBL spinoff company Velabs Therapeutics to accelerate antibody discovery

An established proprietary microfluidics technology from the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) allows for fast screening of antibodies from natural sources and even difficult targets. With the startup company Velabs Therapeutics, launched by EMBL and its technology transfer arm EMBLEM Technology Transfer GmbH (EMBLEM) together with private investors, the advantages…

EMBL recognises the outstanding work of alumni with the John Kendrew and Lennart Philipson Awards

On March 7, 2018, Posted by , In News, By , , With Comments Off on EMBL recognises the outstanding work of alumni with the John Kendrew and Lennart Philipson Awards

From Big Data to viral enzymes, EMBL alumni are tackling questions across the full range of science disciplines. This year’s alumni awards celebrate this diversity by showcasing the work of Nils Gehlenborg, winner of the 2018 John Kendrew Young Scientist Award, and Raffaele De Francesco, winner of the 2018 Lennart Philipson Award….