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The Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) promotes international collaboration in basic research focused on the elucidation of the sophisticated and complex mechanisms of living organisms.

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A confocal micrograph of biofilm clusters of Vibrio cholerae

Bacterial collective behavior protects against predator attack

Bacteria commonly experience the threat of predation by grazing macroscopic organisms, viruses, and even other bacteria…

Transmission electron microscopy image of an oocyte

Modelling the lifecycle of "Candidatus Midichloria mitochondrii" using electron microscopy data

The majority of arthropods live in strict symbiotic relationships with bacteria that provide them with nutrients or…

Max Planck Institute for Brain Research / J. Kuhl

Local protein ‘factories’ support parallel computing in the brain

Numerous ribosomes were caught ‘in the act’ of making protein near thousands of brain synapses using super-resolution…

Pseudo-color rendering of EB1-GFP comets,

Sloppy microtubule growth leads to catastrophe

Dynamic reorganization of the microtubule cytoskeleton is crucial for cell function and survival. Yet, the ability of…