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December 11, 2012

Jürgen Knoblich receives Erwin Schrödinger Prize 2012

The molecular biologist is awarded for his outstanding work in the field of stem cell research
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October 21, 2012

Breast cancer advance wins IMBA $7.4m US award

A new approach to possible future prevention of breast cancer and slowing the spread of tumours has won Austrian researcher Josef Penninger, director...
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July 24, 2012

How malnutrition leads to inflamed intestines

Researchers at the Institute of Molecular Biotechnology in Vienna, Austria, have uncovered how malnutrition, affecting millions of people, leads to diarrhoea, inflamed intestines and immune system disorders. This surprising result explains food effects that have been known for centuries and provides a molecular link between malnutrition and the bacteria which live in our intestines. The results will be published on 26 July 2012 in the journal Nature.
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June 20, 2012

New play by Carl Djerassi at the Campus Vienna Biocenter

Vienna, 19 June 2012 Carl Djerassi, inventor of the pill and the author of numerous novels and plays, has chosen the Campus Vienna Biocenter (VBC) as the third performance venue for his new work 'Insufficiency' . The play will be presented by the VBC Amateur Dramatic Club; the actors are all scientists working on the campus. 'Insufficiency' joins Djerassi's other works in the genres he created: 'science-in-fiction' and 'science-in-theater', in which he brings scientific issues and everyday problems faced by researchers to the stage, making them accessible to non-scientists.

June 01, 2012

Self-learning computer program analyzes cell division process

Daniel Gerlich, a biologist at the IMBA – Institute of Molecular Biotechnology, has developed a new, fully-automated method that allows microscopic images to be analyzed and evaluated without human support. This new technology was introduced in "Nature Methods", a scientific journal.
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April 26, 2012

Parkinson's disease: causal research leads to new therapies

The Institute of Molecular Biotechnology and the Center for Biomedicine at the European Academy in Bolzano present a joint research project.
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March 06, 2012

Micro-RNAs fight high cholesterol

For the first time, scientists are now able to examine the functions of microRNAs in adult mammals. This breakthrough has been made possible by a new method invented by Stefan Ameres of the IMBA – Institute for Molecular Biotechnology. The method is now being used to develop a treatment for high blood cholesterol.
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February 18, 2012

Josef Penninger announced AAAS Fellow

Scientific Director Josef Penninger has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
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