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Why bacteria reserve chemical war for dense populations

Why bacteria reserve chemical war for dense populations

Many bacteria produce toxins to kill competitors, but only if the population density is high. This allows them to…

Artist's impression: untangling starts early.

Representational untangling by the firing rate nonlinearity in V1 simple cells

The goal of the sensory cortices can be defined as conveying information from the senses to higher level cortices as…


20th HFSP Awardees Meeting

The 20th HFSP Awardees Meeting will be held in Leuven, Belgium from 5 - 8 July 2020.

HFSP alumni rewarded for their groundbreaking research

HFSP alumni are among the winners of the 2019 Lasker Awards and other major science prizes.

Different plasmodium Chabaudi genotypes

Time warp: how parasites affect host circadian rhythms during infection

A new study finds that genetic variation amongst pathogens shapes how host circadian rhythms are disrupted during…

Intravital (in vivo) imaging of pancreatic cancer cells

A subset of cancer-associated fibroblasts deposits perlecan in pancreatic tumors driving metastasis and chemoresistance

Pancreatic cancer is one of the most aggressive forms of solid cancer, with a 5-year survival rate of less than 10%. By…

snoRNA U3 RNA-FISH (red) outlining nucleoli inside a nucleus (DAPI, blue) overlaid with an RNA network of snoRNAs and spatially associated protein-coding transcripts derived from Proximity RNA-seq data..

From single-cell RNA expression to RNA composition in subcellular particles

The spatial organization of RNA molecules – where RNAs might be synthetized, processed or stored within cells – is…

Hypothetical binding model of mubritinib

Metabolic vulnerability revealed in resistant leukemia

Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) has a five-year overall survival rate of only 27% and the identification of novel…

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Lattice defects induce microtubule self-renewal

Microtubules are essential structures in living cells, which grow and shrink at their extremities. Surprisingly,…

Pont Couverts Strasbourg

Celebrating 30 years of frontier science

In November 2019 the 30th anniversary of HFSP will be celebrated in Strasbourg.

Confocal observation showing the formation of actin filaments (orange patch) triggered by the translation of mRNA molecules grafted on magnetic nanoparticles

Nanoparticles help unravel novel functions of mRNA during translation

The name messenger RNA has always implied that this class of RNA molecules is an intermediate that transmits DNA…

A hydrodynamic trigger wave propagating though a colony.

Individual cells cooperate in colonies by communicating via ultra-fast flows

The exchange of signals between organisms occurs frequently in nature: dogs bark in the street together, crickets chirp…