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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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Cancellation of the 20th HFSP Awardees Meeting
In response to the coronavirus pandemic, HFSPO has decided to cancel the 2020 HFSP Awardees Meeting in Leuven, Belgium.
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dung beetle

Four secret rules that dung beetles use to roll a ball

The dung beetle is particularly strong insect that can roll a large dung ball across the savanna. How can it achieve…

Desert biological sand crusts from Nizzana area in Negev desert

On how to handle too much sun

Desert biological sand crusts are one of the harshest environments to support life, however, some organisms have…

GFP localization

A newly discovered family of proteins controls RNA epigenetic memories

Discovery of a novel family of nuclear Argonaute-interacting proteins (ENRIs) that control the strength and target…

Labelled plant nuclei

Mechanotransduction in the plant nucleus

Plants have developed many strategies to adapt to their environment. We show that the cell nucleus becomes denser and…