In the fruit fly Drosophila, oskar mRNA, which is involved in defining the animal's body axes, is produced in the nuclei of nurse cells neighbouring the oocyte, and must be transported to the oocyte and along its entire length before being translated into protein. Scientists have now visualized the molecular mechanism that underlies this localisation process.
With a new screening method, based on a DNA-encoded substance collection, ETH researchers from the a group headed by Dario Neri, professor of bio-macromolecules at the Institute for Pharmaceutical Sciences, are attempting to revolutionise the search for potentially active substances for medicines.
Als gemeinsamer Verbund der Lipidforschung an den Universitaeten Heidelberg, Dresden und Bonn wird an der Ruperto Carola der Sonderforschungsbereich/Transregio 'Molekulare Architektur und zellulaere Funktionen von Lipid/Protein-Komplexen' eingerichtet.
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and the University of Sharjah (UOS) will cooperate in the future. Cooperation with the University of Sharjah will cover joint research projects to study urgent aspects of energy research, the focus being on renewable and sustainable energies.
TECNALIA Technological Corporation, through its Energy Unit, is the only representative from the Spanish State within APOLLON, the largest European photoelectric energy research project, falling within the remit of the 7th R+D Framework Programme.
New calculations by Chilla Reddy at the Institute of High Performance Computing of A*STAR, Singapore, and co-workers have shown that narrow-width ribbons - ten nanometers wide or less - have a strong effect on the elastic properties of graphene.
Testing commissioned by Friends of the Earth has found nanoparticles in foundations and concealers sold by big name brands, including Revlon, Clarins, Clinique, Max Factor, the Body Shop, L'Oreal, By Terry and Lancome Paris.
These nanotechnology centers will distinguish themselves by concentrating sophisticated technological equipment and services (marketing, management, and information support) for incubating small innovative companies in one location.