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The eighth edition of the NCCR RNA & Disease Newsletter -The Messenger has been published.

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FMI News Article
In a study published today in Nature, Marc Bühler and his group at the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research (FMI) have taken a major step forward in elucidating the mechanisms underlying a disorder known as Helsmoortel-Van der Aa syndrome. They clarify the role...

EPFL News Article
EPFL scientists have identified two enzymes that protect chromosomes from oxidative damage and shortening. Blocking them might be a new anticancer strategy for stopping telomerase, the enzyme that immortalizes tumors.

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FMI News Article
Today, the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) announced the election of Marc Bühler, Senior group leader at the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, to its membership. He is among the 62 outstanding life scientists from Europe newly elected, joining a...

We would like to welcome Pauline Jullien as a new associate member of the NCCR RNA & Disease.

FMI News Article
In close collaboration, scientists from the groups of Rafal Ciosk and Helge Grosshans, and the protein structure and computational biology platforms, elucidated the RNA binding rules of LIN41, an important developmental regulator of the self-renewal versus differentiation decision....

A special issue of Chemical Reviews on the topic "RNA: From single molecules to medicine" was yesterday published online. The NCCR RNA & Disease group of Mariusz Nowacki contributed to the article entitled "From "Cellular" RNA to "Smart" RNA: Multiple Roles of RNA in Genome Stability and Beyond".

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Press Release / Medienmitteilung Universität Bern
Researchers keep discovering new functions of small RNAs. For instance, they can be used as a defense mechanism against viruses or self-replicating genome invaders. These tiny pieces of RNA are often produced by a cleavage of long precursors by so...

Press Release / Medienmitteilung Universität Zürich
UZH scientist Raffaella Santoro has been awarded an ERC Advanced Grant from the European Research Council. This will allow her to pursue her molecular biology research project for another five years. Santoro is investigating the organization of...

Press Release / Medienmitteilung Universität Basel
A new method enables genes in living T-cells in mice to be modified quickly and efficiently. It makes use of plasmids, a tried-and-tested method of genetic engineering. Researchers from the Department of Biomedicine at the University of Basel and...