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Uncovering mechanisms of centrosome biogenesis and targeting them in cancer cells

In contrast to normal cells, cancer cells harbor extra centrosomes and centrosome amplification is a hallmark of cancer…

Meercats

Meerkats take turns while calling in groups

Turn-taking is a basic feature of human communication, but other animals also take turns. During group calling sessions…

Mathijssen 2018b

Microbial carpets generate vortex flows to attract nutrients

How do bacteria gather nutrients when they cluster in dense colonies? HFSP fellow Arnold Mathijssen discovered that…

A tunicate immune system reveals how similar we are

Through functional and molecular characterization on the cellular level of a colonial chordate animal we have found the…

Transparent electrodes for coupling imaging and electrophysiology in the brain

High-density Electroencephalography (EEG) and single-neuron calcium imaging are two complementary techniques for…

Using sound to stretch cells

Mechanical properties of cells are important reporters of a cell's condition, as they often change upon disease. We…

The first evolution debate and ancient Egyptian mummies

Fifty years before Darwin's "On the Origin of Species" was published, the first test of evolution had already been…

HFSPO to appoint a new Director of Research Grants

Embryonic proportion control

During embryo development, two molecules adjust tissue proportions to the size of the embryo.

‘Bouncer’, the gate-keeper of the egg, ensures species-specific fertilization

Research in the Pauli lab has discovered a new protein that is essential for species-specific fertilization in fish…

A new immune synapse: mast cell and dendritic cell interactions modulate the immune response

A complex interplay between different cell types is needed to ensure the efficient response of the immune system…

Investigating the evidence for a unifying theory of branching morphogenesis during organ development

Branching morphogenesis is an ancient process integral to the development of many organs; however, the extent to which…