The EU-LIFE Translational Research Working Group has just published a correspondence article in Nature’s edition of January 22nd, 2015.
In this short comment entitled Interdisciplinary research: Bold alliances aid translational work and authored by Janine T. Erler (Biotech Research and Innovation Centre, University of Copenhagen) on behalf of the group, EU-LIFE partners call for the need of translational research to venture out of its comfort zone and become more interdisciplinary.
Many adult tissues renew terminally differentiated cell types. How are balanced numbers of cell populations are achieved? A new study from the Institut Curie (in press, EMBOJ) uncovers a lineage-intrinsic mechanism required for enteroendocrine cell fate specification during tissue homeostasis in the fly intestine.
News from the Biotech Research & Innovation Centre (BRIC), Denmark
The dynamics of tissues and how they become disrupted in disease remain largely unknown. In a cross-disciplinary study, BRIC researchers together with other researchers at the University of Copenhagen investigated the correlation between the dynamics of cancer cell division and invasion. The study was published in Scientific Reports, providing new insights into how tissue dynamics are altered when homeostasis is challenged.
Latest News from the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG), Spain
28 different kinds of collagens constitute about 25% of our dry body weight and are the main ingredients of connective tissue. More than 1,000 mutations in collagens have been identified in a variety of human diseases. CRG scientists explain their latest results on understanding how collagens are secreted and exported in the cell.
News from the Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI), The Netherlands
Our cells - and ultimately our entire body - are governed by genes, the functional units of our DNA. Gene expression rests on two very important processes, called transcription and translation. The research group of Reuven Agami from the Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI) now shows a link between these two processes.
Throughout evolution, mammalian viruses co-evolved with their hosts and developed effective ways to counter and evade the antiviral responses of the host immune system. An international team - including VIB and CEITEC scientists - unraveled a molecular strategy used by the widespread parapox Orf virus to counter the mammalian immune system.
ORION is a new collaborative European project to explore ways in which research and funding organizations in life sciences and biomedicine can open up the way they fund, organize and do research. CRG, MDC, BI and CEITEC, each leading a work package, are among the nine partners in the project.
Community News from the Biotech Research & Innovation Centre (BRIC), Denmark
To bring science closer to high school students in Denmark and provide outreach opportunities for our many Marie S. Curie funded fellows, BRIC hosted its first hands-on training for high school students writing their 3rd year project (SRP) in life sciences back in November 2016. The topic was cancer treatment.
Registrations for the VIBes in Biosciences 2017 biannual international PhD symposium are about to take off! VIBes is an initiative from VIB and gathers young and ambitious scientists from all over the globe to enjoy a top-quality conference.