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Funding to predict the risk of infectious disease outbreaks

European collaboration receives funding to explore risks and impact of future infectious disease outbreaks.

By Oana Stroe

Lab Matters

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Re-trafficking proteins to fight Salmonella infections

Scientists including members of EMBL’s Typas group have investigated how immune cells called macrophages respond to infection by the intracellular pathogen Salmonella enterica. They discovered that Salmonella causes newly produced cathepsins to accumulate in the nuclei of infected cells to…

By Marius Bruer

Science

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Why share data during a pandemic?

In March 2020, planes were grounded, streets went quiet, and our lives changed forever. But while the world came to a halt, many scientists were ramping up their efforts to understand the new virus.

By Oana Stroe

Science

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EMBL-EBI launches COVID-19 Data Portal

The new collaborative space will help scientists, public health and healthcare professionals around the world to fight the coronavirus pandemic.

By Oana Stroe

Science

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EMBL and Tara: Marseille

From 27–30 September, Tara will be docked in the port of Marseille, France’s second largest city.

By Cella Carr

Events

Getting wise to the influenza virus’ tricks

Influenza is currently a grave concern for governments and health organisations around the world. Now one of the tactics used by influenza virus to take over the machinery of infected cells has been laid bare by structural biologists at the EMBL, the joint Unit of Virus Host-Cell Interaction of…

By Guest author(s)

Science

New compound effectively treats fungal infections

A new mechanism to attack hard-to-treat fungal infections has been revealed by scientists from the biotech company Anacor Pharmaceuticals Inc., California, and the European Molecular Biology Laboratory [EMBL] outstation in Grenoble, France. In the current issue of Science they describe…

By Guest author(s)

Science

A first glimpse of the influenza replication machine

In 1918, 50 million people died during a worldwide influenza pandemic caused by mutation of a bird-specific strain of the influenza virus. Recently H5N1, another highly infectious avian strain has caused outbreaks of bird flu around the world. There is great concern that this virus might also…

By Guest author(s)

Science

A signal that protects the liver from hepatitis and cancer

Liver cancer is one of the deadliest cancers worldwide; every year sees more than 400,000 new cases, and most of the victims die in less than one year. Despite extensive research, the underlying molecular mechanisms of the disease are poorly understood. A new study by researchers from the Mouse…

By Guest author(s)

Science

With joint forces against Malaria

Today the network of excellence for Biology and Pathology of the Malaria Parasite (BioMalPar), will bring together the world’s elite in the field of Malaria research at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg. At the second annual BioMalPar conference, organised jointly…

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Events

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