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Cancer cells thriving on a mistake

About 85-90 per cent of the cancer cells have the wrong number of chromosomes. But how do they survive and develop under these conditions? WWTF-"Young Investigator" Christopher Campbell and his team will trace the basic causes ...

dateAug 31, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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Smart cockatoos infer by exclusion

If there is a certain pool of choices and we can exclude A and B, we can easily deduce that C must be the appropriate choice. The ability of animals to be able to solve this has been the focus of many studies in recent comparative ...

dateAug 26, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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Paving the way for a faster quantum computer

A team of physicists from the University of Vienna and the Austrian Academy of Sciences have demonstrated a new quantum computation scheme in which operations occur without a well-defined order. The researchers led by Philip ...

dateAug 11, 2015 in Quantum Physics
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Einstein saves the quantum cat

Einstein's theory of time and space will celebrate its 100th anniversary this year. Even today it captures the imagination of scientists. In an international collaboration, researchers from the universities of Vienna, Harvard ...

dateJun 16, 2015 in Quantum Physics
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Studying dynamics of ion channels

Scientists from the Vaziri lab at the Vienna Biocenter, together with colleagues at the Institute for Biophysical Dynamics at the University of Chicago, have developed a method using infrared spectroscopy and atomistic modeling ...

dateMay 18, 2015 in Biochemistry
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Evolution of the back-to-belly axis

Most animals have a dorso-ventral (back-to-belly) body axis, which determines for instance the localized position of the central nervous system, dorsal in humans, ventral in insects. Surprisingly, despite enormous morphological ...

dateMar 18, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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Even animals compose

An international research team lead by Marisa Hoeschele from the University of Vienna argue that only by combining examination of species' natural behaviour and artificially testing species for their potentials the animal ...

dateFeb 17, 2015 in Other
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The origin of the language of life

The genetic code is the universal language of life. It describes how information is encoded in the genetic material and is the same for all organisms from simple bacteria to animals to humans. However, the origin of the code ...

dateDec 19, 2014 in Biotechnology
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