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December 01, 2011

How the bioweapon ricin kills - scientists solve mystery through revolutionary new technology

A key protein that controls how the deadly plant poison and bioweapon ricin kills, has finally been identified by researchers at the Institute of Molecular Biotechnology in Vienna, Austria. The discovery was made using a revolutionary technology that combines stem cell biology and modern screening methods, and reported today (Friday 2 December 2011) in the scientific journal Cell Stem Cell.
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October 20, 2011

Why is man smarter than the mouse?

Stem cells in the human brain produce far more nerve cells than corresponding cells in mice. Jürgen Knoblich, a researcher at the Vienna Institute of Molecular Biotechnology of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (IMBA) found out what mechanisms are responsible, and why the orientation of the cells plays a role.
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August 19, 2011

A hippo in the head

Stem cells gone rampant cause brain tumors
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March 03, 2011

The weaponry of salmonellae

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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