25 January 2024
Sponges lack muscles and neurons. Yet, they make coordinated movements. Scientists at EMBL Heidelberg have discovered that sponge movement is controlled by an ancient ‘relaxant-inflammatory’ response that is also present in vertebrate blood vessels. The findings shed light on sponge physiology…
30 March 2023
Lab Matters, Science
A new microscope built by EMBL researchers, based on Brillouin scattering principles, allows scientists to observe the dynamics of mechanical properties inside developing embryos in real time.
23 February 2023
Lab Matters, Picture of the week
Researchers in the Prevedel Group use photoacoustic spectroscopy setup to test and optimise probes before their usage in mouse neuroscience.
16 September 2022
The latest research from EMBL’s Ikmi group employs interdisciplinary approaches to show how sea anemone ‘exercise’ changes their developing size and shape, uncovering an intimate relationship between behaviour and body development
30 September 2021
Scientists in EMBL’s Prevedel Group have developed a pioneering microscopy technique that allows researchers to observe cells hidden within opaque tissues, such as live neurons embedded deep in the brain.
7 May 2021
EMBL scientists have combined artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms with two cutting-edge microscopy techniques.
2 December 2020
The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative has recognised four EMBL researchers with their most recent awards, showing how tech trailblazers are integral to advancing science and medicine.
19 November 2019
Picture of the week
The brain is the most complex organ in the human body. Yet despite it being the organ that makes us conscious beings – and despite the fact that researchers have been studying it for generations – it’s still a constant source of surprise. To help lift the veil on some of its mystery, Lina…
29 April 2019
A newly developed 3D microscope visualises fast biological processes better than ever.
12 March 2018
School students build fluorescence microscopes designed by members of the Prevedel group and ELLS
27 October 2016
Robert Prevedel develops deep-tissue microscopy for scientists to peer deep inside living organisms
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