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Gorilla. A female Eastern Lowland Gorilla also known as Grauer's in the Kahuzi-Biega National Park, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Historical genomes reveal recent changes in eastern gorillas’ genetic health

The critically endangered Grauer’s gorilla, found in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, has declined by over 80 % in recent decades due to poaching and habitat destruction. The decline has resulted in harmful mutations and a loss of genetic diversity, according to a new study where historical and modern genomes of the gorilla have been compared.

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SciLifeLab researchers explore environmental pollution in Bangladesh

VR, Sida, Formas and Forte have recently awarded funding for research on environmental pollution and associated health risks in Bangladesh. Oskar Karlsson and Jonathan Martin (SU/SciLifelab) were granted 5.6 million SEK to explore these issues.

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Molecular basis for the variability of mitoribosomes across species revealed

A collaborative effort between researchers from SciLifeLab, Georgia Institute of Technology and Harvard Medical School has revealed why mitochondrial ribosomes are highly variable across species. The study was led by SciLifeLab Fellow Alexey Amunts (Stockholm University/Karolinska Institutet), who also leads the cryo-EM lab.

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8 million SEK to network for sample preparation expertise

An initiative to launch a network of regional hubs for sample preparation has been granted 8 million SEK in funding over four years from the Swedish Research Council (VR). Linda Sandblad, Head of Facility at the SciLifeLab Cryo-EM node at UmU, coordinates this project named NanoSPAM.

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