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Doreen Feike

Doreen Feike has a passion for science communication and is actively involved in the outreach programme at EMBL. She studied biotechnology and has a PhD in plant science.

doreen.feike@embl.de

Articles by Doreen Feike

Reshaping our DNA

DNA is present in each cell of our body. If all the DNA from one human cell was removed and aligned in a single strand, it would in theory add up to…

By Doreen Feike

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EMBL makes insulin visible

The hormone insulin helps to remove sugar from the blood after a meal. This is important, as in the long term high blood sugar levels damage our…

By Doreen Feike

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A mix of sensations

Traditionally, we talk about having five senses: sight, hearing, taste, smell and touch. In reality, our bodies are capable of much more. Sitting…

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A giant called dumpy

Fruit flies have something that we don’t have: they produce a protein called dumpy. This protein is the largest created by insects, and is…

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Tracking the beginning of life

All mammalian life starts with the fusion of egg and sperm, resulting in the creation of a single cell called a zygote. This develops into an embryo…

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MEG3 kissing loops essential for tumour suppression

MEG3 adopts a complex three-dimensional structure to fulfil its tumour suppressor…

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When life takes shape

Today’s picture of the week is not only a colourful one, it is also a snapshot of the vast number of shapes that the cells inside an animal body…

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The muscles that regulate blood pressure

Low blood pressure (hypotension) or high blood pressure (hypertension) are risk factors for many diseases and affect more than 20% of the global…

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Janka Motešická, a EUCYS 2018 prize winner

Slovakian teen scientist visits EMBL

Interview with Janka Motešická: a EUCYS 2018 prize…

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Lab Matters

Muscle games

Every single moment of our life we use our muscles – most of the time without even thinking about it. Some muscles, like our heart, we cannot even…

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The birth of new cells – when two become four

This colourful picture, taken by EMBL postdoc Arina Rybina using a confocal fluorescence microscope, shows human cells in the process of cell…

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A no-brainer

Have you ever wondered what reflex testing is about? Why does your doctor tap the space below your knee with a hammer to see if your leg kicks…

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