Unraveling the genome in 3D-space
The cells that make up our body are tiny, each of them measuring only micrometers in diameter. The ensemble of chromosomal DNA molecules that encode the genome, on the other hand, measures almost 2 meters. In order to fit into cells, chromosomal DNA is folded many times. But the DNA is not ... more
A protein for the mass production of antibodies
Scientists from the Institute of Molecular Biology of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and the University of British Columbia have discovered a major role of the protein JAGN1 in antibody production and the body’s ability to mount a defense against pathogens, including viruses.
Antibodies ... more
Scientists discover a gene to stay thin
An international team of researchers with the participation of IMBA - Institute of Molecular Biotechnology of the Austrian Academy of Sciences – reports the discovery of a thinness gene - ALK – conserved in evolution from flies to mice and importantly in very thin humans.
A noticeable impac ... more