Recent Research Highlights

Autophagy, from the Greek for ‘self-eating’, is an essential process that isolates and recycles cellular components under conditions of stress or when…

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Scientists led by Javier Martinez from the Max Perutz Labs, a joint venture of the Medical University of Vienna and the University of Vienna, have…

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It is long known that the acquired immune system can generate a vast antibody (immunoglobulin) repertoire by gene recombination in developing B-cells.…

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A marvel of complexity, the nucleus is the command center of the cell – harboring information, codes and controlled access. But different from…

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IMP researchers observed the entire brains of zebrafish larvae in unprecedented resolution to reconstruct the neural basis of “left or right” choices…

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New insights into the process of DNA-looping change our view of how the genome is organised within cells. The discoveries by IMP-researchers elucidate…

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IMP scientists from the lab of Alexander Stark show why certain activators - enhancers or cofactor proteins - activate specific promoters. The…

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Changes in blood vessels are the major cause of death and morbidity in diabetes. For the first time, scientists managed to grow perfect human blood…

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Scientists at IMBA – Institute of Molecular Biotechnology of the Austrian Academy of Sciences – together with the Boston Children's Hospital at…

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The Mexican axolotl Ambystoma mexicanum is a popular model organism for studying regeneration. Scientists at the IMP now show the origin of its…

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Fertilization is fundamental for sexual reproduction, yet its molecular mechanisms are poorly understood. IMP scientists now found a protein that…

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Fascinating scientific discoveries are sometimes made by re-examining conventional wisdom. The endoplasmic reticulum (ER) is the largest single…

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