With an advanced ERC grant, Thoralf Niendorf will aim ultrahigh-field MRI at a critical, yet largely unexplored dimension of life.
Archives for March 2017
Italian bioinformaticist Anna Tramontano, member of of the MDC Scientific Advisory Board, has died. She was only 59 years old.
The MDC once again took part in UniStem Day this year, which took place for the ninth time overall. That day, 230 students from 14 Berlin schools learned about stem cell research.
A group of scientists in Israel and Germany, led by Prof. Sebastian Kadener from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, have discovered a protein-encoding function for circular RNA. This kind of RNA molecule is highly active in brain cells and could play an important role in neurodegenerative diseases.
Medical imaging has an unavoidable side effect: MRI machines generate heat. Thoralf Niendorf has now been awarded an ERC Advanced grant to turn this feature into a tool to study the role of temperature in animal bodies. A second ERC Advanced Grant goes to Thomas Jentsch, who will explore the functions of ion channels in health and disease.
What do short fingers and high blood pressure in common? And how bad is salt really for our health? Fred Luft is more than a researcher, he is a physician as well. Now, he celebrated his 75th birthday.
The European Research Council (ERC) is celebrating its 10th anniversary this week.
Instead of holding out in Syria, Souriana Almeer Mahmoud and her family moved to Berlin.
Cats are not allowed in the lab of Oliver Daumke’s research team. Yet they make a valuable contribution to research – and we reveal what that is …
The 3D landscapes of the genome have to change all the time. Otherwise genes would not be expressed properly and physiology would be in disarray. Ana Pombo’s group is mapping this genomic regulation.