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December 03, 2010

Honorary Doctorate for Carl Djerassi

Carl Djerassi received an honorary doctorate from the Technical University of Graz, Austria.

November 21, 2010

“Genetics & Art - A Symbiosis”

The University of Applied Arts in Vienna and the Institute of Molecular Biotechnology (IMBA) realize a joint project.
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November 12, 2010

Pain gene found in flies, mice and people may have links to creativity

A newly discovered gene which helps to control the sense of pain is linked to synaesthesia, when sensations such as touch also affect other senses...
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November 09, 2010

Nol9 is a novel polynucleotide 5'-kinase involved in ribosomal RNA processing

Ribosomes are large ribonucleoproteins that translate the genetic information from RNA into protein. Therefore, protein production is fully dependent...

September 30, 2010

Researchers find how HRT and the Pill can lead to breast cancer and suggest possible treatment

Medical scientists have uncovered how hormone replacement therapy and contraceptive pills can lead to breast cancer, according to research published online by Nature today (Wednesday 29 September, 2010). The findings raise the hope that hormone induced breast cancer may be prevented in future using a new treatment for the bone-loss disease osteoporosis.
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September 02, 2010

An in vivo RNAi assay identifies major genetic and cellular requirements for primary piRNA biogenesis in Drosophila

Transposons are mobile genetic elements that threaten the genome’s integrity of nearly every organism due to their mutagenic character. In the animal...

September 02, 2010

Role of the RNA/DNA kinase Grc3 in transcription termination by RNA polymerase I

Transcription termination is crucial for the release of RNA polymerases from their transcripts. Defective termination can lead to interference with...

July 07, 2010

Beatrix Karl, Minister of Science and Research visited IMBA

Dr. Beatrix Karl, Austrian Minister of Science and Research visited IMBA on Thursday, July 8th. Scientific Director Josef Penninger who hosted the visit guided Beatrix Karl through the Institute and presented a selection of IMBA’s latest research projects.

June 30, 2010

ERC Starting Grant for Julius Brennecke

IMBA Group Leader Julius Brennecke has been awarded one of the prestigious “Starting Independent Researcher Grants“ by the European Research Council ERC.

June 13, 2010

Julius Brennecke awarded START Prize

Brennecke is one of six young scientists who have been accepted into the prestigious START Program of the Austrian government this year.

May 16, 2010

Jürgen Knoblich appointed corresponding member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences

In its annual election meeting on April 23, 2010, the Austrian Academy of Sciences has appointed its new members, associated members, honorary members...

April 24, 2010

Electron tomography reveals unbranched networks of actin filaments in lamellipodia

Cells migrate using the polymerization of actin filaments arranged in a network to push the membrane at their front edge, forming thin sheets of...

April 04, 2010

A global in vivo Drosophila RNAi screen identifies NOT3 as a conserved regulator of heart function

The human genome project was a major advance allowing for molecular foot hold towards an understanding of human diseases. The real question now is...

February 10, 2010

Flying to the heart of the matter

The first systematic map of heart failure identifies hundreds of genes that regulate heart function.

January 06, 2010

Weight is a prickly problem

The Vienna Biocenter in the third district of Vienna has established itself as the premier location for life sciences in Central Europe and is a world-leading international bio-medical research center.


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