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Researchers investigate signal transduction in proteins on many time scales
A tree moving in the wind: How long does it take for the movement of a branch to reach the tree trunk? And via which pathway is this movement transmitted? Researchers at Albert Ludwig University are applying these questions to proteins, the molecular machinery of the cell. A team led by Prof. Dr. ...
Researchers identify an essential factor involved in the ordered recycling of phycobilisome light-harvesting structures
The biological process of photosynthesis is found at the beginning of nearly all food chains. It produces oxygen to breathe and provides the energetic foundation for using biotechnological processes to synthesize biofuels and chemical feedstock. Therefore, researchers are particularly interested ...
International study maps molecular targets for possible therapy for MERS, SARS-CoV1, and SARS-CoV2
In search of new drugs against COVID-19, a group of around 200 scientists is uncovering the molecular processes with which the coronaviruses MERS, SARS-CoV1, and SARS-CoV2 manipulate the host cell. The researchers from six countries have found 73 human proteins with which components of all three ...
By far the most important process in cell development is how cells divide and then enlarge in order to multiply. A research team headed by Freiburg medical scientist Prof. Dr. Robert Grosse has now discovered that bundled fibers of actin within a cell nucleus play an important part in how they ...
Researchers find missing link in immune response
Unraveling a key motif: The T lymphocytes of the immune system work to destroy infected cells or cancer cells. To do so, they have to identify the threat: Molecules perceived as foreign – so-called antigens – bind to the T-cell receptor on the T cell surface. Now research groups led by Dr. Susana ...
Simulations on biologically relevant time scales
Molecular dynamics simulations (MD) have become an ubiquitous tool in modern life sciences. In these simulations, the interactions between atoms and molecules and their resulting spatial movements are iteratively calculated and analyzed. Scientists are currently trying to gain access to ...
Chemists produce new oxidants as a tool for preparative chemistry
Chemical oxidation, the selective removal of electrons from a substrate, represents one of the most important transformations in chemistry. However, most common oxidants often show disadvantages such as undesired side reactions. The chemist Marcel Schorpp and colleagues from the group of Prof. ...
How to control individual components of self-assembling molecular structures
In the development of autonomous systems and materials, self-assembling molecular structures controlled by chemical reaction networks are increasingly important. However, there is a lack of simple external mechanisms that ensure that the components of these reaction networks can be activated in a ...
Open source platform enables the free and transparent overview of COVID-19 genome informations
Dr. Wolfgang Maier and Dr. Björn Grüning from the University of Freiburg, together with researchers from universities in Belgium, Australia and the USA, have reviewed the previously available data on sequences of the novel coronavirus and published their analyses on the open source platform ...
This mechanism could improve immune therapies for cancer
A simple mechanism, previously known from bacteria, ensures that the immune system strikes a balance between the rapid expansion of immune cells and the prevention of an excessive self-damaging reaction after an infection. This has now been deciphered by scientists at the University of Freiburg - ...
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