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  1. Silvia Arber Receives Louis-Jeantet Prize for Medicine

    20.02.17 | The neurobiologist Prof. SiIvia Arber is awarded the 2017 Louis-Jeantet Prize for Medicine for her contributions to our understanding of how movement is controlled in mammals.

  2. Understanding the effects of an unbalanced genome

    07.02.17 | What happens to a human cell when the number of chromosomes changes? Prof. Zuzana Storchova researches the effects of aneuploidy and loss of genome stability.

  3. ERC Consolidator Grant for Melanie Blokesch

    30.01.17 | Melanie Blokesch from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne gets the ERC Consolidator Grant to uncover the path of transmission of cholera bacteria from the environment to humans.

  4. Words and bones tell a similar story about deep history

    24.01.17 | Dr. Harvati found evidence of a link between cranial features and language spoken over vast geographic distances.

  5. Back to the Start: Re-activation of Embryonic Genes Leads to Muscle Aging

    18.01.17 | The faulty re-activation of embryonic genes causes muscle aging. This paradox result is one of the outcomes of the work of AcademiaNet scientist Julia von Maltzahn and her colleagues.

  6. Dyslexia: Understanding the Underlying Mechanisms

    AcademiaNet interview with Dr Paracchini

    10.01.17 | Between five and ten percent of all children suffer from dyslexia. Dr Silvia Paracchini from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland is trying to map the genes that contribute to the reading disorder.

  7. Receptor and Diet Influence Skin Barrier

    04.01.17 | For a long time scientists have speculated about the function of the aryl-hydrocarbon receptor in the skin. It was believed that it is important for the protective function of the skin. Prof. Charlotte Esser and her team now delivered proof of the receptor's function, as well as of the influence our diet has on our skin.

  8. Ants and Plants - A Longstanding Relationship

    28.12.16 | A new study by AcademiaNet scientist professor Susanne Renner demonstrates that ants began to actively cultivate their plant partners at least three million years ago.

  9. Carbon Nanotubes Couple Light and Matter

    20.12.16 | Prof. Jana Zaumseil from the University of Heidelberg and Prof. Malte Gather from the University of St. Andrews were able to demonstrate a strong interaction between light and matter in semiconductors: an important step towards realising new light sources that could be used in telecommunications.

  10. How we perceive colour depends on our culture and language

    Interview with AcademiaNet scientist Anna Franklin, professor of visual perception and cognition

    14.12.16 | Our ability to see a colour is limited by the words we have to describe it, and understanding more about this could help improve how colour-blind children learn and develop, according to Anna Franklin, professor of visual perception and cognition at the University of Sussex.

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