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Understanding a key player in melanoma

A new paper describes a unique mechanism of partner selectivity in transcription…

By Fabian Oswald


Toxin-Antitoxin system in tuberculosis

Cell death trigger in tuberculosis bacteria

Suicide system in tuberculosis bacteria might hold key to…

By Iris Kruijen


Blood cells

New insights into the regulation of haemostasis

EMBL scientists investigate the structure of a key protein involved in blood…

By Guest author(s)


The future is bright as XFEL opens its doors

Newly opened European X-Ray Free-Electron Laser celebrates start of user…

By Margaux Phares


CSSB opens its doors

On 29 June, at a ceremony in front of 700 guests, the Centre for Structural Systems Biology (CSSB) in Hamburg, was officially opened. At the event on…

By Laura Howes

Lab Matters

Structure of key system for TB infection

EMBL scientists add crucial knowledge to understanding of the bacterium that causes…

By Rosemary Wilson


How cells bag their rubbish

How cells eliminate protein deposits that can lead to neurodegenerative…

By Sonia Furtado Neves


A small loop (green) of the atomic structure of DAPK shown to be crucial for dimer formation and binding with its signaling partner Calmodulin. IMAGE: Petra Riedinger/EMBL

Enzyme with a dual-purpose loop

Unexpected results: structure of DAPK enzyme reveals dual-purpose…

By Rosemary Wilson


Tuberculosis – caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis – is a potentially fatal contagious disease that can affect almost any part of the body but is mainly an infection of the lungs

Better tools for exploring TB protein structures

How an EMBL team is making and sharing tools to explore tuberculosis protein…

By Rosemary Wilson


A peroxisome containing protein crystals is hit by a free-electron laser. IMAGE: EMBL/CFEL, Thomas Seine

The cellular crystal factory

Hamburg collaborators analyse protein crystals inside the cells that made…

By Rosemary Wilson


Awards & Honours

EMBL scientists regularly receive prestigious awards – meet the latest…

By Chloe Cross

Lab Matters

Scanning electron micrograph of Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria, which cause TB.

Attack from all sides

Hamburg-led tuberculosis study demonstrates the power of…

By Rosemary Wilson



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