In collaboration with the University of Cambridge and the EPFL, the group of Denis Duboule has developed murine artificial pseudo-embryos capable of forming the three major axes of the body. These ‘gastruloids’, detailed on October 3, 2018 in Nature, possess a remarkable potential for the study of the early stages of normal or pathological embryonic development.
The team of Michel Milinkovitch has discovered that elephants regulate their body heat through their skin, which cracks into deep crevices, absorbing a maximum water. These results were published on October 2, 2018 in Nature Communications.
Video showing in detail the skin structure of the African elephant
Kostas Kampourakis and his colleagues at the Faculty of Science conducted a study with 93 first year undergraduate students in biology. Their findings, published on August 31, 2018 in Education Sciences, provide evidence for considerable persistence of teleological and essentialist misconceptions about biological phenomena.
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In collaboration with researchers from EPGL, the team of Luis Lopez-Molina has identified a toxin produced by Pseudomonas aeruginosa, called AMB. The toxin causes the seeds to block their germination, to avoid exposing the seedlings to deadly infections caused by this pathogen, after germination. These results were published on August 28, 2018 in eLife.
Researchers from UNIGE and the NCCR Chemical Biology, among which Robbie Loewith, have joined forces to create a fluorescent molecule to measure the tension of the cell plasma membrane. These results, published on August 27, 2018 in Nature Chemistry and Nature Cell Biology, pave the way for many applications, including in the detection of cancer cells, which typically display aberrantly high membrane tension.