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  • DNA origami nano-tool provides important clue to cancer


    Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have headed a study that provides new knowledge about the EphA2 receptor, which is significant in several forms of cancer. This is important knowledge in itself – but just as important is how this study, which is published in the highly respected journal Nature Methods, was conducted. The researchers used the method of DNA […]

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  • Signal from fat tissues improves insulin secretion in diabetic mice, suggests potential therapy


    Researchers have discovered that adipsin, a cell signaling protein made by fat cells, plays a critical, previously unsuspected role in stimulating insulin secretion to control blood sugar, according to a report from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Karolinska Institutet. Bruce Spiegelman, PhD, senior author of the report in Cell, said the discovery could have implications for […]

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  • SciLifeLab seeks new director


    SciLifeLab (Science for Life Laboratory) is now seeking a director who can lead the continued scientific, technical and structural building-up of the center. The selected candidate must be highly motivated to create a scientifically strong, interdisciplinary and national center. The candidate is also expected to have extensive experience in both large-scale molecular biosciences as well […]

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  • Uppsala University elected vice chair of Sanord


    Sanord, the Southern African-Nordic Centre, has elected Uppsala University among its 41 member institutions to be vice chair of the organisation for 2015 and 2016. This means Uppsala University will automatically become chair of the Sanord board in 2017 and 2018. Sanord’s 41 member institutions elected Uppsala University with an overwhelming majority. Eva Åkesson, who […]

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