Media coverage of EMBL Press Releases
Hamburg, 26 January 2010 How to shoot the messenger By determining the structure of DAPK bound to calmodulin, scientists from EMBL Hamburg have found a way to hack into a vital cellular communications system, raising the possibility of developing new drugs to tackle disorders like neurodegeneration, cancer and cardiovascular disease.
- ESRF News , 1 March 2010 'Communications system hacked'
- Hamburger Abendblatt (Germany) , 27 January 2009 ‘Hamburger entschlüsseln Enzym - neuer Ansatz für Krebsmedikamente’
Heidelberg, 31 January 2010 MicroRNA: a glimpse into the past The last ancestor we shared with worms, which roamed the seas around 600 million years ago, may already have had a sophisticated brain. Fossils cannot give us this information, but scientists at EMBL Heidelberg obtained it by studying small molecules called microRNAs. Their findings are published today in Nature.
- ORF Radio online (Austria) , 1 February 2010 ‘Gemeinsamkeiten von Würmern und Menschen’
Heidelberg, 4 March 2010 Bacterial balance that keeps us healthy At 3.3 million, microbial genes in our gut outnumber previous estimates for the whole of the human body, EMBL scientists and their collaborators found when establishing a reference gene set for the human gut microbiome.
- Transkript (Germany), April 2010 'Forscher entschlüsseln humanes Darmmikrobiom’
Heidelberg, 9 March 2010 New training and conference centre for the life sciences at EMBL in Heidelberg The German Minister for Education and Research officially opens the EMBL Advanced Training Centre – Funding comes from the German Ministry for Education and Research, the Klaus Tschira Foundation, the federal state of Baden-Württemberg and EMBL’s member states.
Heidelberg, 18 March 2010 What makes us unique? Not only our genes Scientists at EMBL Heidelberg and Yale and Stanford Universities have found that we differ from each other mainly because of differences not in our genes, but in how they’re regulated – turned on or off, for instance. Their study is published online today in Science.
- SWR 2 (Germany) , 30 March 2009 ‘Was uns einzigartig macht’
- Australian Life Scientist magazine , 19 March 2009 ‘Gene regulation, not just genes, make us unique’
- New Scientist , 19 March 2009 ‘ 'Junk' DNA gets credit for making us who we are’
Heidelberg, 1 April 2010 Movies for the human genome Name a human gene, and you’ll find a movie online showing you what happens to cells when it is switched off, thanks to work by researchers at EMBL Heidelberg and their collaborators in the Mitocheck consortium, in a study published today in Nature where they identify the genes involved in mitosis in humans.
- Nature News , 1 April 2009 ‘Lights, camera, action for cells’
- Nature Podcast , 1 April 2009 ‘Human genome 2.0’’
- BBC World Service Radio , 1 April 2009 ‘Science In Action - Gene videos' (00.52-06.00 min)
- Not Exactly Rocket Science , 1 April 2010 ‘Movies of life show the dance of living cells’’
- Transkript (Germany) , 1 April 2009 ‘Meldung des Tages: Neue Video-Datenbank zu menschlichen Knock-out-Zellen online’’
Monterotondo, 31 May 2010 Making enough red blood cells Two small molecules ensure enough red blood cells are produced, scientists at EMBL Monterotondo and EMBL-EBI found in a study published today in the Journal of Experimental Medicine.
- Berliner Zeitung (Germany) , 4 June 2010 ‘Steuerung roter Blutkörperchen’
Heidelberg, 15 June 2010 Picture Release This image may bring to mind a patchwork quilt, or a picture taken from a gallery of abstract paintings, but the artisan behind it is actually Mother Nature, with a little help from scientists at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, Germany.
- Quo magazine (Spain) , 15 June 2010 ‘Pez en formación’
Heidelberg, 4 July 2010 Digital Embryo gains wings Scientists at EMBL Heidelberg were able to capture fruit fly development on film, creating the Fly Digital Embryo. In work published today in Nature Methods, they were also the first to clearly record how a zebrafish’s eyes and midbrain are formed.
- Scientific American , 1 September 2010 'New Microscope Enables Real-Time 3-D Movies of Developing Embryos' [incl. Slide Show]
- New Scientist , 8 July 2010 'Hard-to-see fruit fly embryos brought to life in 3D'
- Die Welt (Germany) , 12 July 2010 'Wachsendes Gehirn erstmals als Film'
- Die Welt Kompakt (Germany) , 12 July 2010 ‘Forscher filmen erstmals ein wachsendes Gehirn’
- Bio Techniques , 26 July 2010 'Embryonic development imaged in 3D'
Heidelberg, 5 August 2010 Constant overlap Scientists at EMBL Heidelberg have uncovered the molecular mechanism that determines the size of anti-parallel microtubule overlaps in the spindle. In a study published today in Cell, they were able to reconstruct such overlaps in vitro, and identify two proteins which are sufficient to control the formation and size of this important spindle feature.
- The Scientist (F1000 ratings) , 21 September 2010 Top 7 in cell biology
Monterotondo, 25 August 2010 Freeze or run? Not that simple Scientists at EMBL Monterotondo and GlaxoSmithKline in Verona, Italy, have identified the specific type of neurons that determine how mice react to a frightening stimulus, showing that deciding whether or not to freeze in fear is a more complex task for our brains than we realised.
Heidelberg, 2 September 2010 Brainy worms: Evolution of the cerebral cortex Unexpectedly, scientists at EMBL Heidelberg have now discovered a true counterpart of the cerebral cortex in an invertebrate, a marine worm. Their findings, published today in Cell, give an idea of what the most ancient higher brain centres looked like, and what our distant ancestors used them for.
- Discover Magazine (USA) , 16 December 2010 'Top 100 Stories of 2010: #12'
- Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (Germany) , 10 September 2010 ‘Als Intelligenz in Röhren durch die Welt wanderte’
- Deutshlandfunk radio (Germany) , 6 September 2010 ‘Was ist im Wurm drin?’
- Scientific American online (USA) , 2 September 2010 ‘Worms for brains: Can genes point the way to the cerebral cortex's common ancestor with marine annelids?’
- Spektrum der Wissenschaft (Germany) , 2 September 2010 ‘Der Ringelwurm - Verwandter aller Intellektuellen’
- Scinexx (Germany) , 3 September 2010 ‘Meereswurm mit „Köpfchen“’
- Discovery Channel online news (USA) , 2 September 2010 ‘Human-Like Brain Found in Worm’
- BBC online (UK) , 2 September 2010 ‘Worm gene maps give clue to higher brain evolution’
- The Loom – Discover Magazine blogs (USA) , 3 September 2010 ‘The Worm In Your Brain’
Grenoble, 16 November 2010 One-touch make-up - for our cells A new technique developed by scientists at EMBL Grenoble and collaborators enables them to introduce up to 15 fluorescent markers to a mammalian cell in one go, and could help speed up drug development and screening.
General coverage of EMBL
Journal of Cell Biology, 27 September 2010 Not all nuclear pores created equal
Journal of Cell Biology - Biosights video, 27 September 2010 The Spindle's Model Behavior
Rhein-Neckar Zeitung (Germany), 6 August 2010 572 Gene - und die Zellen teilen sich
Bild der Wissenschaft, 1 June 2010 Wie stark ist der Einfluss auf das Leben?
Planckton - FAZ Blogs, 17 May 2010 Die Glückssträhne der Stammzellforscher
Times Higher Education (UK), 11 February 2010 Top 20 institutions in molecular biology and genetics
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