Jozsef Zakany collaborated to a study led by researchers from the NIH, who uncovered the existence of an interdigit signaling center that instructs coordinate phalanx-joint formation in mouse embryos. These results were published on October 7, 2016 in Nature Communications.
The team of Karl Perron has shown that the protein Host factor q (Hfq) of Pseudomonas aeruginosa is essential to express its virulence and become resistant to antibiotics of last resort, in the presence of certain metals. The results, presented on October 3, 2016 in Genes, single out the Hfq protein as the Achilles heel of this bacterium.
The team of Didier Picard has uncovered an epigenetic mechanism that prevents the activation of numerous genes, including those involved in the growth of breast cells. The study, published on September 29, 2016 in Molecular Cell, shows that histones H2Bub1 stabilise nucleosomes present at the level of inducible enhancers in these genes.
The opening webinar of the new Scientix webinar series will be held by Massimo Caine, a collaborator of BiOutils, on September 28, 2016. Massimo will introduce BiOutils and TheScienceBreaker and explain how their joint efforts will attempt to bring closer local STEM educators with academic researchers.
The production of the protein CIRBP fluctuates during the day, modulated by the temperature of the body and by ‘clock genes’. The team of Ueli Schibler, in collaboration with researchers at the EPFL deciphered how the cell succeeds in adjusting this production. Their results were published on September 15, 2016 in Genes & Development.
L’équipe de BiOutils a collaboré à la mise en place d’un projet qui vise à faire connaître les microorganismes présents dans l’environnement et le rôle clé qu’ils jouent dans les écosystèmes, à Val Piora, au Tessin.
Il sera inauguré le 17 septembre 2016 à 14h au Centre de Biologie Alpine de Piora.