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Entry from: 16.06.2016  
Category: Press Releases, News

A “time switch” in the brain improves sense of smell

When the brain processes olfactory stimuli, it differentiates between similar smells using subtly modulated signals. Brain examinations and behavioral studies in mice have now shown that neurons with inhibiting characteristics play a key role in this process. [more]

Entry from: 16.06.2016  
Category: Press Releases, News

Activation of glutamate receptors: seeing is believing

Our brain is a high-performance computer. One of the key players in this complex system is the AMPA-type glutamate receptor. It ensures that neurotransmission proceeds at a breakneck pace from cell to cell. Researchers from the Leibniz Institute for Molecular (...)[more]

Entry from: 30.05.2016  
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Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft bewilligt Freier Universität Berlin neue Sonderforschungsbereiche

Am neuen Sonderforschungsbereich SFB/TRR 186 "Molekulare Schalter zur räumlichen und kinetischen Regulation zellulärer Signaltransmissionsprozesse" ist das FMP mit mehreren Teilprojekten beteiligt [more]

Entry from: 29.03.2016  
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Transatlantic alliance for ultra-sensitive MR imaging with gas vesicles

Scientists at the Leibniz Institute for Molecular Pharmacology (FMP) in Berlin-Buch and the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in Pasadena cooperate in the future for the development of the latest biosensors for usage related to personalized medicine (...)[more]

Entry from: 22.01.2016  
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Milestone for Parkinson's research: The amyloid protein α-synuclein has been visualised in the cell for the first time

The protein α-synuclein plays an important role in Parkinson's and other neurodegenerative diseases. Although a considerable amount is known about the structure of the protein within the Parkinson's-typical amyloid deposits, nothing was known about its original (...)[more]

Entry from: 13.01.2016  
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Muscle weakness: Berlin scientists unravel defects in rare hereditary disease myotubular myopathy

Tiny deviations in the body's cells can sometimes have severe consequences. Researchers from Berlin have discovered why cells from patients suffering from the rare muscular disease myotubular myopathy cannot function properly. Through the paper published in (...)[more]

Entry from: 05.01.2016  
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Superactivation at synapses?

Nerve cells have to react extremely quickly, but depending on the task they are supposed to perform they often need to work more slowly. Berlin scientists have now shown that a receptor in the synapse can adapt to follow both regimes. It’s another example of the (...)[more]

Entry from: 16.10.2015  
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Suppression of tumours: Regulatory mechanism discovered

The motility of the body's cells plays a decisive role in the development of cancer. Researchers from Berlin have now discovered a mechanism through which cell movements can be influenced. In the process, they stumbled upon a regulatory pathway for a cancer (...)[more]

Entry from: 13.10.2015  
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Pumpkin-shaped molecule enables 100-fold improved MRI contrast: new agent for detecting pathological cells

Assuming that we could visualise pathological processes such as cancer at a very early stage and additionally distinguish the various different cell types, this would represent a giant step for personalised medicine. Xenon magnetic resonance imaging has the (...)[more]

Entry from: 12.10.2015  
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New field of application for versatile helper

Small heat shock protein as model for Alzheimer medication - In Alzheimer’s disease proteins clump together to long fibrils causing the death of nerve cells. Small heat shock proteins can counteract this effect. Scientists, therefore, hope to deploy them as (...)[more]


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