Press Releases

Entry from: 19.02.2018  
Category: News, Press Releases

A Matter of Dynamics

Most ion channels are very selective about the ions, which may or may not pass through them. They may be conductive for potassium ions and non-conductive for sodium ions or vice versa. However, a number of ion channels allows for the efficient passage of both (...)[more]

Entry from: 05.02.2018  
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Wie ein mutiertes Gen Bluthochdruck hervorrufen kann

Eine arterielle Hypertonie, besser bekannt als Bluthochdruck, entsteht oft, weil die Nebennierenrinde zu viel Aldosteron herstellt. Eine Ursache für die Überproduktion dieses Hormons ist ein veränderter Chloridkanal in den Zellen der Nebennierenrinde. Dahinter (...)[more]

Entry from: 07.12.2017  
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Molecular Chaperones Shown to Assist in the Fight against Huntington Disease

Huntington’s disease is a neurodegenerative disease. It is always fatal. The disease is caused by a defect in the Huntingtin gene. To this day, no therapy will put a stop to the insidious disintegration of brain cells. Fortunately, scientists of the (...)[more]

Entry from: 04.12.2017  
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Volker Haucke is a new member of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (BBAW)

Volker Haucke is a newly elected member of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities. In their board sessions on Einstein Day 2017, the members of the BBAW elected Volker Haucke full member of the academy. [more]

Entry from: 11.10.2017  
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Making a Super-TARP for Super-activation

Biophysicist Professor Dr. Andrew Plested works at the Leibniz Institute for Molecular Pharmacology in Berlin (Germany). He is hot on the trail of a new mechanism of the synaptic function. Last year, Professor Plested's group was able to demonstrate the (...)[more]

Entry from: 01.09.2017  
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The point of release is the key: Identification of a key molecule for the neurotransmitter release in synapses

The contact areas between nerve cells are called synapses. What happens there lies at the heart of communication between nerve cells. Communication starts with the release of chemical messengers known as neurotransmitters at these synapses. (...)[more]

Entry from: 07.07.2017  
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Toward New Antiviral Drugs and Antibiotics

Scientists at Freie Universität Berlin and the Leibniz-Forschungsinstitut für Molekulare Pharmakologie (FMP) have succeeded in revealing a key mechanism of membrane deformation. “This mechanism plays a fundamental role in cell entry of receptors and hormones and (...)[more]

Entry from: 30.06.2017  
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Viruses over antibiotics: Determining the 3D structure of phages at atomic resolution closer thanks to new method

Phages have become a focus of research in the battle against antibiotic resistance. These bacteria-eating viruses have already proven effective in experiments against multidrug-resistant bacteria. However, the atomic structure of these small helpers is unknown. (...)[more]

Entry from: 29.06.2017  
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Volker Haucke is a new member of the National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina

In recognition of his scientific achievements Prof. Dr. Volker Haucke was elected as a member of the National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina in June 2017. He has thus received one of the highest scientific honors awarded by a German institution.[more]

Entry from: 02.05.2017  
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Honorary doctorate conferred on Thomas J. Jentsch

The Berlin-based neuroscientist was named Honorary Doctor by the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE) on May 2, 2017. [more]