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The robots used during the experiments. The shape of this particular swarm is a hand-made illustration of the technique. PHOTO: reprinted with permission from AAAS

Hundreds of tiny robots grow bio-inspired shapes

Scientists build self-organising features into robot swarms to study shape formation

By Iris Kruijen

Science

Design thinking

EMBL’s Design Team Lead on translating scientific discoveries into visual designs

By Guest author(s)

Lab Matters

Mouse skin samples of the rare genetic skin disease amyloidosis, before light treatment (left) and after treatment (right). The arrows indicate aggregates of debris, which cause the skin to become rough and uncomfortable. Upon treatment these aggregates are reduced, allowing the skin to heal. IMAGES: Paul Heppenstall and Linda Nocchi / EMBL

Using light to stop itch

EMBL researchers have found a way to stop itch with light in mice

By Iris Kruijen

Science

Stephan Schiffels is a group leader at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena, Germany. PHOTO: MPI-SHH

Reconstructing the human past

What genetics can tell us about the structure of ancient human populations

By Edward Dadswell

Events

artistic impression of the double helix structure of DNA

Model to predict prostate cancer progress

Cancer researchers have developed a computer model to predict the course of disease for prostate cancer

By Guest author(s)

Science

Members of GeneCore Jonathan Landry, Vladimir Benes and Anja Telzerow.

DIY Biology kits: what’s really growing inside?

EMBL’s GeneCore steps up to discover the facts and settle disputes

By Emma Steer

Lab Matters

A network of interacting RNAs and proteins is active in each of our cells.

New ways to look at protein-RNA networks

Researchers develop new method to analyse the entire protein-RNA network of the cell

By Guest author(s)

Science

Silke Schumacher, EMBL Director of International Relations, and Tamás Bíró, HCEMM Director General, at the signing of the Partnership Agreement. PHOTO: NRDI Office, Hungary

New EMBL Partnership in Hungary

EMBL partners with the Hungarian Centre of Excellence for Molecular Medicine

By Emma Steer

Lab Matters

Lab technician working on enzyme

Discovering new enzymes just got easier

EMBL-EBI industry case study: Biocatalysts

By Oana Stroe

Science

Surface views of 3D reconstructions of the TBEV sub-viral particles.

Translating blue-sky research into the clinic

What does it take to create a vaccine or improve cancer therapies?

By Emma Steer

Lab Matters

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