The Landthaler lab at the MDC and their collaborators discover that a herpes virus triggers the production of over 1,000 “antisense” transcripts in the genomes of cells it infects – hinting at a new mechanism by which viruses overcome cellular defenses.
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Ana Pombo’s lab discovers a mechanism that silences genes but keeps them continually poised for action – even though they may never be used.
On Oct. 11-13 this year the MDC is collaborating with the Charité and the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt in hosting the Second International Symposium on Functional Renal Imaging. Thoralf Niendorf, head of the Experimental Ultrahigh Field MR group at the MDC, explains what is attracting a highly interdisciplinary community to the kidney and to the MDC campus.
MRI is zooms in on a scale of life that is crucial to biomedical progress and is attracting highly talented young scientists to the intersection between physics, biology, and medicine. A report from the 8th Conference on UHF MRI at the MDC, held in June.
B cells require surface molecules called B cell receptors to survive. Most tumor cells that arise from B cells seem to need them as well, but rare exceptions may escape therapies. After 15 years, scientists finally understand why.
Oliver Daumke’s lab figures out how the inner membranes of mitochondria “get their groove” and assume the complex shapes they need to carry out crucial cellular functions
Ralph Kettritz’s group discovers a unique mechanism by which white blood cells silence a gene involved in autoimmune diseases.
Oliver Daumke’s lab figures out how the inner membranes of mitochondria “get their groove” and assume the complex shapes they need to carry out crucial cellular functions.
When oxygen gets scarce, the naked mole-rat throws a metabolic switch to draw energy from fructose rather than glucose.
With an advanced ERC grant, Thoralf Niendorf will aim ultrahigh-field MRI at a critical, yet largely unexplored dimension of life.