Research Highlights

Entry from: 22.10.2013  
Category: Research Highlights

Finless fish – fatal faults in cellular transport

CURRENT BIOLOGY Research on vesicle transport in cells was awarded this year's Nobel Prize – Berlin researchers now show that this transport mechanism also controls activation of genes. Vesicles thus play a significant role during embryonic development and also (...)[more]

Entry from: 05.07.2013  
Category: Research Highlights

Like an invisible conductor

NATURE Researchers from Berlin show how a simple biochemical reaction controls the production of transport particles in cells – a fundamental process for cell growth and communication between cells. [more]

Entry from: 08.11.2012  
Category: Research Highlights

How bacteria attack their host cells with sticky lollipops

Tübingen and Berlin scientists investigate pathogens by help of solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy – Publications in Nature Methods and Nature Scientific Reports[more]

Entry from: 13.08.2012  
Category: Research Highlights

High Wire Act in the Brain: tuning the speed of glutamate receptors

For the brain to sense the world around us properly, individual nerve cells must transmit thousands of electrical signals per second. In a recently published study, researchers at the Leibniz-Institut für Molekulare Pharmakologie (FMP) and the NeuroCure (...)[more]

Entry from: 16.07.2012  
Category: Research Highlights

100 Seconds Instead of 1100 Years: Berlin Researchers Achieve Breakthrough For New Diagnostic Procedure

A new kind of MRI approach based on xenon biosensors – that is the vision being pursued by a group of researchers at the Leibniz-Institut für Molekulare Pharmakologie (FMP). They have now made a decisive breakthrough: Using optimized imaging techniques, they can (...)[more]

Entry from: 14.06.2012  
Category: Research Highlights

A richer palette of colors for the "histone code"

The Selenko lab makes a breakthrough in deciphering the way cells write and read the information on histones. [more]

Entry from: 05.06.2012  
Category: Research Highlights

Stress Receptors: The Slight but Crucial Difference

Receptors possess signal sequences through which the sensors are directed to the right place in the cell membrane. However, one receptor for stress response steps out of line, as the research group led by Ralf Schülein has now discovered.[more]