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How molecules can do statistics

Mobile phones have become commonplace. Modern communication devices like mobile phones need to exchange huge amounts of information. However, what is hidden underneath the elegantly shaped plastic casings is quickly forgotten: ...

dateJun 23, 2016 in Cell & Microbiology
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Smell tells intruder mice how to behave

Male mice appear to be precisely wired to know when they are intruders in another male's territory, according to a study published June 23 in Cell Reports. The smell gives it away. But this study found that a genetically ...

dateJun 23, 2016 in Plants & Animals
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Lasers carve the path to tissue engineering

Future medicine is bound to include extensive tissue-engineering technologies such as organs-on-chips and organoids - miniature organs grown from stem cells. But all this is predicated on a simple yet challenging task: controlling ...

dateJun 23, 2016 in Condensed Matter
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How yeast cells regulate their fat balance

Not only humans but also each of their body cells must watch their fat balance. Fats perform highly specialised functions, especially in the cell membrane. A research group at the Buchmann Institute for Molecular Life Sciences ...

dateJun 23, 2016 in Cell & Microbiology
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