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Remembering your first kiss: How do synapses work?


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Fewer side-effects: How we deliver drugs to tumor cells

Treating cancer more selectively and more effectively – this could be achieved with an…


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Chloride ion channel ASOR is required for vesicle shrinkage

Since the discovery of the chloride ion channel ASOR three years ago, researchers have been searching for its biological functions. Now, the team led by Prof. Thomas Jentsch…

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FMP & LMU spin-off Tubulis closes €60 million Series B financing to accelerate its ADC Pipeline

The company Tubulis announced today the closing of a Series B financing round totaling €60 million to advance the development of a novel class of highly stable and efficient…

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Hyper-CEST NMR technique reveals missing structure of a novel container molecule

Using the Hyper-CEST NMR technique, the team led by Leif Schröder from the Leibniz-Forschungsinstitut für Molekulare Pharmakologie (FMP) and the Deutsches…

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Exploring the effect of isotopes in Chemical Biology – Johannes Broichhagen receives 1.5 Million Euros of Funding from the European Research Council (ERC)

The prestigious Starting Grant from the European Research Council (ERC) was awarded to Dr. Johannes Broichhagen from the Leibniz-Forschungsinstitut für Molekulare…

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Class II PI3K lipid kinase: Structure of novel drug target resolved

Phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase, or PI3K for short, is a family of lipid kinases that plays a key role in the human body, performing functions such as cell division,…

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Campus Berlin-Buch kürt Regional-Sieger von „Jugend forscht“

Von einer Schul-App für Covid-Schnelltests über Methoden der Makrofotografie bis zum smarten Rollator – beim 57. Regionalwettbewerb wurden in Buch viele spannende Projekte…

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New insights: how potassium and sodium are conducted through ion channels

Tiny ion channels are responsible for transporting potassium and sodium to our cells. In the process, ions must pass through a bottleneck, referred to as the selectivity…

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Solving puzzles of the chloride ion channel ASOR

The chloride ion channel ASOR is found in almost all our cells. But apart from its involvement in cell death, not much is known about its physiological role. Two years ago,…

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Understanding the role of the largest organelle in nerve cells - Marijn Kuijpers receives 1.5 Million Euros of Funding from the European Research Council (ERC)

The prestigious Starting Grant from the European Research Council (ERC) was awarded to Dr. Marijn Kuijpers from the Leibniz-Forschungsinstitut für Molekulare Pharmakologie…

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Light shed on the atomic resolution structure of phage DNA tube – a methodological milestone

Given that phages are able to destroy bacteria, they are of particular interest to science. Basic researchers from the Leibniz-Forschungsinstitut für Molekulare…

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FMP spin-off Tubulis acquires €10.7 million for the development of novel antibody drug conjugates (ADCs)

The young company Tubulis announced today the closure of a Series A funding round totaling €10.7 million to advance the development of a novel class of highly stable and…

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Understanding the Formation of Nerve Cell Contacts - Volker Haucke receives 2.5 Million Euros of Funding from the European Research Council (ERC)

Professor Volker Haucke from the Leibniz-Forschungsinstitut für Molekulare Pharmakologie (FMP) and the Freie Universität Berlin receives a prestigious ERC Advanced Grant of…

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Dynamic images show rhomboid protease in action

Rhomboid proteases are clinically relevant membrane proteins that play a key role in various diseases. Using solid-state NMR spectroscopy, researchers from Berlin’s…

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Bringing cancer medication safely to its destination

Treating cancer more selectively and more effectively – this could be achieved with an innovative technology developed by teams of researchers at the…

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Presynapses come in a packet – Berlin Scientists Identify the Components and Architecture of Neuronal Contact Sites

Synapses are the interfaces for information exchange between neurons. Teams of scientists working with Professor Dr. Volker Haucke, Director at the…