How do our muscles work?

Scientists led by Kristina Djinović-Carugo at the Max F. Perutz Laboratories of the University of Vienna and the Medical University of Vienna have elucidated the molecular structure of the essential muscle protein α-Actinin.

27.11.2014 | [more]


"Divide and Rule" – Raven politics

Cognitive biologists of the University of Vienna and the Konrad Lorenz Research Station now revealed that ravens use a "divide and rule" strategy in dealing with the bonds of conspecifics.

18.11.2014 | [more]

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uni:docs fellowship programme

The uni:docs fellowship programme is an individual scholarship which aims at financing excellent doctoral candidates for a period of three years. The Application Deadline is 9 January 2015.

17.11.2014 | [more]

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Breakthrough Prize for Emmanuelle Charpentier

Congratulations to former MFPL Group Leader Emmanuelle Charpentier (s.f.l) to the 2015 Breakthrough Prize. Together with her colleague Jennifer Doudna she had discovered the CRISPR-Cas9 system, revolutionizing DNA editing.

17.11.2014 | [more]


Meiotic cell division "the other way round"

Gabriela Cabral and Peter Schlögelhofer at the Max F. Perutz Laboratories (MFPL) of the University of Vienna and the Medical University of Vienna dived into the process of meiosis in specific plant species.

05.11.2014 | [more]


Birdsong and human music have common principles

Tecumseh Fitch und Bruno Gingras, cognitive Biologists at the University of Vienna, revealed together with an international team common principles in birdsongs and human music.

04.11.2014 | [more]


New analysis methodology may revolutionise breast cancer therapy

Bioanalyst Christopher Gerner and an interdisciplinary team from the University of Vienna and the MedUni of Vienna have developed a novel methodology for investigation.

21.10.2014 | [more]

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Strategy to reduce side effects in modern cancer therapy

A team of researchers from the University of Vienna and the Medical University of Vienna has successfully developed a new strategy for reducing the often serious side effects of an important class of modern anticancer drugs.

06.10.2014 | [more]


Parrots go to carpentry school

Scientists from Oxford University, the University of Vienna, and the Max Planck Institute have shown that a spontaneous innovation by a Goffin’s cockatoo can spread to other conspecifics by social learning.

06.10.2014 | [more]


Moving silicon atoms in graphene with atomic precision

Toma Susi, physicist at the University of Vienna, and colleagues have shown how an electron beam can move silicon atoms through the graphene lattice without causing damage.

06.10.2014 | [more]


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