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Circalunar clocks: using the right light

How animals are able to interpret natural light sources to adjust their physiology and behavior is poorly understood. The labs of Kristin…

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Breaking down proteins: How starving cancer cells switch food sources

Cancer cells often grow in environments that are low in nutrients, and they cope with this by switching to using proteins as alternative “food”.…

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Stephanie Ellis named a 2022 Vallee Scholar

Congratulations to Stephanie Ellis who has received the 2022 Vallee Scholar Award from the Vallee Foundation. The career development grant aims to…

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An atlas of the salamander brain and its regenerative abilities

An international team of scientists with Elly Tanaka (IMP) has mapped out all cell types in the salamander forebrain. In a colossal effort, they…

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Old drugs hint at new ways to beat chronic pain

Pain is an important alarm system that alerts us to tissue damage and prompts us to withdraw from harmful situations. Pain is expected to subside as…

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Conversing with the past: how evolution shaped the human mind

A team of researchers including IMP group leader Wulf Haubensak reconstructed the evolutionary history of human brain functions. They combined genetic…

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Where art and science meet

From September 15 - 17, 2022 group leader Jörg Menche and his team will host “The Shape of Things to Come”, a 3-day mixed-reality exhibition. At…

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When mothers shut down the fathers’ genes in the embryo

In humans, and many other species, both genes inherited from the mother and from the father influence how embryos develop. In the liverwort Marchantia…

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Transcription factor PAX5 linked to antibody deficiency and brain development

An international team of scientists led by Meinrad Busslinger (IMP) has discovered a functional link between the transcription factor PAX5 and both…

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Pfizer and Valneva Initiate Phase 3 Study of Lyme Disease Vaccine Candidate VLA15

Pfizer and Valneva announced the initiation of a Phase 3 clinical study, Vaccine Against Lyme for Outdoor Recreationists (VALOR) (NCT05477524), to…

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How the genome is packed into chromosomes that can be faithfully moved during cell division

Researchers from the Gerlich Group at IMBA discovered a molecular mechanism that confers special physical properties to chromosomes in dividing human…

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Receptor FIBCD1 newly identified in neuro-developmental disorders

A multidisciplinary study led by Vanja Nagy (LBI-RUD/CeMM/Medical University of Vienna) and Josef Penninger (UBC/IMBA) characterized a novel gene,…

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