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Circadian clock transcripts show abundant translation of upstream open reading frames (uORFs), and cells deficient for the translation reinitiation factor DENR display shortened circadian period. A study published in Nucleic Acids Research by the Gatfield lab (University of Lausanne), in...

The Jinek and Kutay labs recently joined forces to gain functional, mechanistic and structural insights on the RNA helicase DHX37 and how it is activated by UTP14 during ribosome assembly. By determining the crystal structure of DHX37 bound to a single-stranded RNA substrate, the study provides...

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Puberty is a period of extensive changes of body morphology and function. As much as we are familiar with these life-altering changes, relatively little is known about what sets the whole process in motion. Thanks to studies in the tiny worm C. elegans, the group of Helge Grosshans...

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Epigenetic memory of transcriptional gene silencing has been observed in several organisms. However, it was not known whether mechanisms exist that convey transgenerational memory of a silencing “experience”, without silencing the gene permanently. The Bühler group has now found...

The RNA Society announced that its 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award goes to Adrian Krainer (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory). Adrian Krainer and his co-workers made seminal discoveries in the field of alternative splicing. Their contributions were essential for the development of the drug Spinraza for...

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Two hallmarks of the integrated stress response of cells are the inhibition of translation and the formation of stress granules (SGs) and processing bodies (PBs). However, it is not well understood how both processes are coupled. In a study published in Molecular Cell, researchers...

The third NCCR RNA & Disease Summer School on "RNA Regulation in Health and Disease: Genome architecture and gene expression - RNA turnover - Epitranscriptomics - Phase separation" will take place in Saas-Fee, Switzerland from August 26th to 30th 2019.

Press Release / Medienmitteilung Universität Bern 
Researchers of the University of Bern have discovered a new molecular regulatory mechanism in unicellular parasites which has never before been observed. RNA fragments do not act as brakes in the cell apparatus, but on the contrary as...

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

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