How cells specifically activate genes

It is essential for cells to control precisely which of the many genes of their genetic material they use. This is done in so-called transcription…

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Organizing genetic material into pockets

International research team identifies how the cell nucleus structures active and inactive DNA -  and thus controls the development of a cell.


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IOP trusted reviewer

For his high level of peer review competence, Prof. Dr. Vasily Zaburdaev has been awarded the IOP trusted reviewer status.

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Alcohol prolongs lifespan of nematodes

Organisms often react to extreme environmental conditions with defence mechanisms which allow them to survive. Understanding these mechanisms may lead…

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New project in collaboration with the Wong Lab from the University of California (UCLA), supported by the Bavaria California Technology Center…

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