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Fruit flies crucial to basic research

The world around us is full of amazing creatures. My favorite is an animal the size of a pinhead, that can fly and land on the ceiling, that stages an elaborate (if not beautiful) courtship ritual, that can learn and remember… ...

dateMar 30, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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Untying DNA knots

Structural biologists at the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research have resolved the 3D structure of a protein machine that plays an important part in the maintenance of genomic stability. They have revealed ...

dateFeb 21, 2014 in Cell & Microbiology
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Wavelets improve medical imaging

An approach to converting the data from MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) machines, mammograms and other medical equipment gives doctors a much clearer picture of your insides and a chance to detect disease and other problems ...

dateSep 11, 2015 in Engineering
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Untangling the life sciences

(PhysOrg.com) -- Last month, Dr. Michael Stadler and his Computational Biology group at the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research became a member laboratory of the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics. This is ...

dateAug 09, 2011 in Biotechnology
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The controlled cell

(Phys.org)—An interdisciplinary effort at the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research (FMI) addressed the question of how mRNA content, which is translated into proteins, is regulated in the cell. Supported ...

dateSep 07, 2012 in Cell & Microbiology
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Timing germ cell development

(Phys.org) —Scientists from the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research identify a novel mechanism in early germ cell development. They show how the chromatin modulator PRC1 coordinates the timing of sexual ...

dateMar 15, 2013 in Cell & Microbiology
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