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The Zavolan updated their PolyASite web resource, which is based on a curated dataset of polyadenylation sites in human, mouse and worm genomes.The publication describing the update went online at Nucleic Acids Research.

Abstract:
Generated by 3' end cleavage and polyadenylation at alternative...

The Stoffel lab (ETH Zurich) in collaboration with the Tuschl lab (Rockefeller University) discovered that the RNA binding protein A1CF regulates the activities of important metabolic enzymes through controlling which of the alternatively spliced isoforms is expressed. The publication entitled "The...

Press Release / Medienmitteilung Universität Bern
The complexity of molecular structures in the cell is amazing. Having achieved great success in elucidating these structures in recent years, biologists are now taking on the next challenge: to find out more about how they are constructed. A joint...

A Current Opinion in Structural Biology article by the labs of Martin Jinek and Lori Passmore discusses recent advances made in gaining mechanistic insights into mRNA 3'-end processing. The article is part of a themed issue on protein nucleic acid interactions edited by Frédéric Allain and Martin...

They’re pursuing their passions, and can delve deeply into their chosen topic. Should doctoral students be able to regard their research as a regular job?

FMI News Article
The organization of chromatin in the three-dimensional space is complex and requires the help of many proteins, including CTFC. Researchers from the group of Marc Bühler have identified a new player in the process: the transcription factor ADNP. In a recent study, they show that...

The NCCR RNA & Disease seeks for up to 2 young group leaders with innovative research projects to become Junior Principal Investigators of the NCCR RNA & Disease. Junior NCCR Principal Investigators will receive funding for a Ph.D. position and they will become a member of the NCCR RNA & Disease...

Press Release / Medienmitteilung Universität Basel
Protein variations that result from the process of alternative splicing control the identity and function of nerve cells in the brain. This allows organisms to build a highly complex neuronal network with only a limited number of genes. The study...

We would like to welcome Jean-Yves Roignant as a new associate member of the NCCR RNA & Disease.

ETH D-BIOL News Article
Understanding the logic of biomolecular networks requires quantification of different molecule and reaction types. A recent "Nature Methods" paper led by Yaroslav Nikolaev (Allain lab) demonstrates the potential of NMR spectroscopy to obtain such multiplexed and dynamic...