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Protein research: the computer as microscope

Using a combination of infrared spectroscopy and computer simulation, researchers have gained new insights into the workings of protein switches. With high temporal and spatial resolution, they verified that a magnesium atom contributes significantly to switching the so-called G-proteins on and off.

Posted: Jan 16th, 2017

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Multiregional brain on a chip

Researchers have developed a multiregional brain-on-a-chip that models the connectivity between three distinct regions of the brain. The in vitro model was used to extensively characterize the differences between neurons from different regions of the brain and to mimic the system's connectivity.

Posted: Jan 13th, 2017

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A biosensor is able to detect tumors at early stages

Researchers have developed a biosensor that has been able to detect cancer antibodies in serum samples of patients with colorectal and ovarian cancer. The developed method is faster and more accurate than traditional methods.

Posted: Jan 11th, 2017

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