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EU-LIFE Science Newsletter 3/2017

News from the CeMM Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austria


Scientists at CeMM and the Medical University of Vienna shed light at a complex immune program that starts right after birth: the study published in Cell Reports reveals how interleukin-33 signaling induced by the first breath shapes the performance of pulmonary immune cells and influences anti-bacterial defenses.

EU-LIFE Science Newsletter 3/2017

Community News from the Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM), Finland


The recently established EV Core at the University of Helsinki is a globally unique technology core providing extracellular vesicle (EV) know-how and tools for characterization and downstream analyses of EVs.

EU-LIFE Science Newsletter 3/2017

Community News from the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC), Germany


For the CRISPR-Cas9 system to work, researchers have to design RNA sequences that specifically match the sequence of the target gene. CrispRGold, written by MDC scientists, helps to identify the most effective and specific RNA sequences. The team has also developed a mouse strain that expresses high levels of Cas9.

EU-LIFE Science Newsletter 3/2017

News from the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC), Germany


Some proteins behave in an unusual way: the older they become, the more stable they are. A research team has traced the life cycle of thousands of proteins from synthesis to disposal. 

EU-LIFE Science Newsletter 3/2017

Community News from the Babraham Institute (BI), United Kingdom


The Babraham Institute’s ‘Ageing Cell’ conference took place earlier this year (27-28 March 2017) and was supported by the Biochemical Society among others. The event, which showcased the very latest research Ageing at a cellular level, brought together over 200 delegates to its campus and new conferencing facilities. In a programme designed to explore the intersections of research disciplines, the event did not disappoint.

EU-LIFE Science Newsletter 3/2017

News from the VIB, Belgium


Led by professor Ludo Van Den Bosch (VIB-KU Leuven), scientists from Belgium, the UK and the US have identified new processes that form protein “clumps” that are characteristic of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD). How these proteins, which can bind RNA in normal cells, stick together has long remained elusive.

EU-LIFE Science Newsletter 3/2017

Community News from the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG), Spain


EMBL and the Spanish government signed an agreement for a new site dedicated to tissue biology and disease modelling. EMBL and CRG will strengthen links further now that EMBL will be physically present on site and thanks to the establishment of the new CRG-EMBL Local Partnership until 2021.

EU-LIFE Science Newsletter 3/2017

News from the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (IGC), Portugal​


Dieting and exercise may not be sufficient to stay lean. Research performed in Ana Domingos’ laboratory at the IGC is deciphering the neurobiological mechanisms underlying obesity. Recently they showed that activation of sympathethic neurons in the adipose tissue burns fat, but their elimination triggers obesity.

EU-LIFE Science Newsletter 3/2017

Latest News from EU-LIFE


The EU-LIFE Visiting Scientist Programme has just been launched. Do you want to ...collaborate with that research group? ...attend that specific training? ...learn that specific technique? Apply for the EU-LIFE Scientist Programme! 

EU-LIFE Science Newsletter 3/2017

News from the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research (FMI), Switzerland


Scientists in Rafal Ciosk’s group at the FMI have identified a novel regulator of fat accumulation in the nematode C. elegans. An RNase, REGE-1, degrades the mRNA encoding a fat loss promoting transcription factor, ETS-4. The RNase and the transcription factor form an autoregulatory module controlling fat metabolism.