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Lasker Award 2017 for Michael N. Hall

The work of Hall has led to a fundamental change in how one thinks of cell growth and has provided critical information for the development of anti-cancer drugs. The Lasker Award is known as the highest award in medical sciences in the US.

The hidden side of sulfur

Beyond conventional hydrogen bonds: new perspectives to the world of synthetic chemistry

new tools to manipulate biology

New tools to manipulate biology

In ACS Central Science, three independent research groups from UNIGE and one from UNIBAS reports advances in both how proteins are made and how you can see their expression patterns in live animals.

A new way of fighting bacteria?

Microbiologists at the UNIGE, studied the toxin-antitoxin system HigBA, which can be found in many pathogenic and non-pathogenic bacteria, and found a novel regulatory mechanism with potential implications on how to fight bacterial infection.

A new method to detect cholesterol

A research team from the UNIGE / NCCR Chemical Biology, in collaboration with the Universities of California and Helsinki, has created a natural cholesterol that can be detected in the body.

It’s all about polarity

NCCR researchers discover a mechanism behind asymmetric cell division, they was able to shed light on how endosomes know to which cell to go to and how they physically do it.

Sphingosine role in calcium homeostasis

The collaborative efforts of several groups across the globe, including the Riezman lab from UNIGE and member of the NCCR network, were recently reported in e-Life journal.