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Cholesterol transporter structure decoded

March 21, 2014
For the first time, scientists in Göttingen have solved the high-resolution structure of the molecular transporter TSPO, which introduces cholesterol into mitochondria. This protein also serves as a docking site for diagnostic markers and different drugs, such as Valium. [more]
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Abberior Instruments GmbH wins the Innovationspreis der deutschen Wirtschaft 2014

March 17, 2014
The Abberior Instruments GmbH, a spin-off of the MPI for Biophysical Chemistry, is the winner of the Innovationspreis der deutschen Wirtschaft 2014 in the category „start-up“. (in German) [more]
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Mary Osborn receives Federal Cross of Merit

March 07, 2014
The Federal Cross of Merit was awarded to Mary Osborn at the MPI for Biophysical Chemistry on March 6th in Berlin. The cell biologist receives the prize for her outstanding scientific achievements and her strong commitment to research policy and promotion of women in science. (in German) [more]
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Choice of molecular partners is no mere formality

February 28, 2014
In the brain of patients suffering from Alzheimer’s disease the tau protein forms tangles and contributes to nerve cell death. A molecular helper protein influences the tangling by recognizing and binding tau. Scientists have now shown that this recognition of partners occurs via principles fundamentally different from those normally employed by proteins. [more]
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Molecular "guardian angel" of muscles discovered

February 20, 2014
A cellular guardian ensuring maintenance and function of muscles has been discovered by Halyna Shcherbata and her team at the MPI for Biophysical Chemistry. The scientists showed that in flies microRNAs are an important regulator of the muscle protein dystroglycan, which also plays a key role in the development of muscle disorders known as muscular dystrophy. (in German) [more]
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Scientists identify new regulator of obesity in flies

February 05, 2014
Ronald Kühnlein`s team at the MPI for Biophysical Chemistry has identified a new mechanism that triggers ravenous hunger in fruit flies. They found that the calcium concentration in the fly`s lipid storage organ is a crucial factor. (in German) [more]
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Karl Friedrich Bonhoeffer Lecture with Irmgard Sinning

January 22, 2014
The 30th "Karl Friedrich Bonhoeffer Lecture" of the MPI for Biophysical Chemistry will be given by Prof. Dr. Irmgard Sinning from Heidelberg on February 6th 2014. The title of her talk is "Mechanisms of protein insertion by the SRP and GET systems". [more]
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Prestigious Chinese award for Herbert Jäckle

January 13, 2014
The People's Republic of China has given its 2013 International Science and Technology Cooperation Award to Herbert Jäckle of the MPI for Biophysical Chemistry. The prize was awarded in a solemn ceremony held in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing in the presence of Chinese Government representatives. [more]
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Patrick Cramer appointed as new Director at the MPI for Biophysical Chemistry

January 02, 2014
The MPI for Biophysical Chemistry has appointed the new Director Patrick Cramer as of January 1, 2014. In his new Department of Molecular Biology the chemist will further unravel how the information stored in the genome is read out and used. (in German) [more]
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Abberior Instruments GmbH is among the finalists for the Innovationspreis der Deutschen Wirtschaft 2014

December 16, 2013
The Abberior Instruments GmbH, a spin-off of the MPI for Biophysical Chemistry, is one of four finalists in the category „start-up“. (in German) [more]
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Playing squash on the atomic scale

November 19, 2013
Scientists at the MPI for Biophysical Chemistry have, for the first time, shown experimental evidence for an orientation dependence in surface electron transfer reactions. [more]
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Molecular switch makes the nematode tired

November 11, 2013
The research team of Henrik Bringmann at the MPI for Biophysical Chemistry has discovered an important molecular factor, which programs the animal from wakefulness to "sleep". (in German) [more]
 
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