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What are you scared of?

What do bullies and sex have in common? Based on work by scientists at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Monterotondo, Italy, it…

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Bigger, better, faster

The molecular machine that makes essential components of ribosomes – the cell’s protein factories – is like a Swiss-army knife, researchers at…

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Choreographed origami

An important step in building ribosomes – the cell’s protein factories – is like a strictly choreographed dance, scientists at the European…

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Without a trace

Migrating cells, it seems, cover their tracks not for fear of being followed, but to keep moving forward. Scientists at the European Molecular…

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Potential new drug target for cystic fibrosis

Scientists at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg and Regensburg University, both in Germany, and the University of…

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From fireman to arsonist

Like a fireman who becomes an arsonist, a protein that prevents cells becoming cancerous can also cause tumours, scientists at the European Molecular…

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PS: It’s not cholesterol

How our body processes cholesterol has a well-known impact on our health, but it turns out that another ‘fat molecule’ – or lipid – may be at…

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Cells eat themselves into shape

The process cells use to ‘swallow’ up nutrients, hormones and other signals from their environment – called endocytosis – can play a crucial…

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How to build your gate

It’s a parent’s nightmare: opening a Lego set and being faced with 500 pieces, but no instructions on how to assemble them into the…

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But what does it do?

Although we know the tool’s general purpose, it can sometimes be difficult to tell if a specific pair of precision tweezers belongs to a surgeon or…

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Pushing the boundaries of transcription

Like musicians in an orchestra who have the same musical score but start and finish playing at different intervals, cells with the same genes start…

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Become a member of Euro-BioImaging

Euro-BioImaging, the pan-European open access research infrastructure for biological and medical imaging technologies, invites leading European…

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