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Molecular Biology

Tissue dynamics provide clues to human disease

EMBL scientists examine the molecular causes of a rare hereditary disease of the spine and ribsCredit: Ebisuya group/EMBL Segmentation clock Our vertebral column is a highly repetitive structure - 33 vertebrae from top to bottom.…

Subtle flavors

Scientists discover a new class of taste receptors Evolution is a tinkerer, not an engineer. "Evolution does not produce novelties from scratch. It works with what already exists," wrote Nobel laureate François Jacob in 1977, and…

Innovation for humanity

Chemical engineering professor Michelle O'Malley recognized for work in biological, medical fields For her innovative research and significant contributions to the biological engineering field, Michelle O'Malley, an associate professor in…

Tracking tau

Understanding how the protein tau moves between neurons yields insight into possible treatments for neurodegenerative diseases In the fight against neurodegenerative diseases such as frontotemporal dementia, Alzheimer's and Chronic…

Understanding brain tumors in children

Hereditary genetic defect destabilizes protein production This is a combined press release between EMBL, the Hopp Children's Cancer Center Heidelberg and the German Cancer Consortium. Medulloblastomas are among the most common malignant…