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Heidelberg, 19 January 2012 Rigged to explode? An inherited mutation is likely the link between exploding chromosomes and the paediatric brain tumour which is the second most common cause of childhood mortality in developed countries, scientists at EMBL, DKFZ and the University Hospital, all in Heidelberg, Germany, have discovered.
- Nature , 1 February 2012 "Genome shatters in brain cancer"
Heidelberg, 23 February 2012 New distributed research infrastructure for structural biology Instruct, a new distributed research infrastructure for the science of structural biology, is formally launched today at a signing ceremony in Brussels attended by Stephen Cusack, Head of EMBL Grenoble, and the European Commission Director-General for Research and Innovation, among others.
- Nature , 28 February 2012 Structural biologists share their toys
Heidelberg, 24 May 2012 Locating ground zero Scientists at EMBL Heidelberg have discovered exactly how cells called microglia detect the site of brain injury – a finding that paves the way for new medical approaches to conditions where microglia’s ability to locate hazardous material is compromised, like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.
- The Scientist , 1 September 2012 Finding Injury
Heidelberg, 3 June 2012 Video Release: Filming life in the fast lane New microscope enabled scientists at EMBL Heidelberg to film a fruit fly embryo, in 3D, from when it was about two-and-a-half hours old until it walked away from the microscope as a larva.
- New Scientist TV , 6 June 2012 3D movie captures fruit fly embryo turning into larva
- Sciences et Avenir (France) , 5 June 2012 [EN VIDEO] Le développement d’un embryon de mouche
Grenoble, 2 August 2012 Catching the cap-snatcher Researchers at EMBL Grenoble have determined the detailed 3-dimensional structure of part of the flu virus’ RNA polymerase, an enzyme that is crucial for influenza virus replication. The research was done on the 2009 pandemic influenza strain but it will help scientists to design innovative drugs against all the different influenza strains.
- The Mail on Sunday (UK) , 2 August 2012 New anti-flu drugs could be on the market within years after scientists create 3D map of part of the virus
Hinxton, 5 September 2012 Fast forward for biomedical research An international team of researchers reveal that much of what has been called ‘junk DNA’ in the human genome is actually a massive control panel with millions of switches regulating the activity of our genes. Without these switches, genes would not work – and mutations in these regions might lead to human disease. Discovered by hundreds of scientists working on the ENCODE Project, the new information is so comprehensive and complex that it has given rise to a new publishing model.
- Nature News , 5 September 2012 ENCODE: The human encyclopaedia
- Die Zeit (Germany) , 5 September 2012 "Das Genom ist ein Dschungel voll seltsamer Kreaturen"
- Not Exactly Rocket Science (Discover Magazine Blogs) , 5 September 2012 ENCODE: the rough guide to the human genome
- BBC , 5 September 2012 Detailed map of genome function [with Video]
- The Guardian (UK) , 5 September 2012 Breakthrough study overturns theory of 'junk DNA' in genome [with Video]
Heidelberg, 23 September 2012 Cellular eavesdropping made easy Scientists at EMBL Heidelberg devised a new approach for studying the proteins cells release to communicate with each other, react to changes, or even to help them move. Published online today in Nature Biotechnology, the work also opens new avenues for drug and biomarker screening.
- Science Omega , 27 September 2012 Uncovering secretion secrets in cell cultures
- ProteoMonitor (GenomeWeb) , 5 October 2012 EMBL Team Combines Click Chemistry and SILAC Mass Spec for Improved Secretome Analysis
Heidelberg/Hinxton, 31 October 2012 Spot the difference EMBL scientists and colleagues in the 1000 Genomes Project present the first map of human genetic variation that combines everything from tiny changes in the genetic code to major alterations in our chromosomes, based on the genomes of 1092 healthy people from Europe, the Americas and East Asia. Their results, published in Nature, open new approaches for research on the genetic causes of disease.
- Der Spiegel , 1 November 2012 1000 Genomes Project: Erbgut von mehr als tausend Menschen entziffert
- The Scientist , 31 October 2012 Mapping Genetic Variation
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Times Higher Education, 22 November 2012 Small, medium or large
Centre for Economic and Social Aspects of Genomics, 17 July 2012 Have any of you watched Gattaca?
The Guardian (UK), 17 April 2012 Floating laboratory follows plankton around the world in 938 days
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