Press Releases

Entry from: 08.09.2017  
Category: Press Releases, News

Novel contrast medium promises deep insights into the fate of cells

Imagine tracing the fate of specific cells in deep layers of tissue using minute amounts of an externally triggered contrast medium. The almost unimaginable is within reach today! A new contrast medium in the form of gas vesicles moves this goal closer than we (...)[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: 17.07.2017  
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Introducing nano antibodies into living cells

Researchers report in "Nature Chemistry" on cell-permeable nanobodies Scientists at the Technische Universität Darmstadt, Ludwig Maximilians University (LMU) Munich and the Leibniz Institute for Molecular Pharmacology (FMP) have managed to introduce tiny (...)[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: 02.06.2017  
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New therapeutic attack point: Scientists find off-switch for the mTor complex

As the cell's molecular control center, the mTor kinase regulates cellular metabolism, growth and division. However, in cells affected by pathological change, the regulation goes array. Therefore, it would be helpful if the central control could be simply turned (...)[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]

Entry from: 02.05.2017  
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New inhibitors curb influenza viruses

Influenza viruses can be dangerous for humans. For this reason, scientists have been looking for ways of stopping this viral infection. Multivalent inhibitors, which bind to the surface of the virus with the aid of numerous ligands, appear to be particularly (...)[more]

Entry from: 20.04.2017  
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Volker Haucke receives the Avanti Award in Lipids

The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) recognises Volker Haucke for his outstanding scientific achievements in membrane biology[more]