SciLifeLab is a national center for molecular biosciences with focus on health and environmental research.

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SciLifeLab and WCMM launch national fellows network

SciLifeLab and the Wallenberg Centers for Molecular Medicine have formed a national collaborative network to bring together the future leaders of life science and molecular medicine. The effort is co-funded by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg foundation and the aim is to promote scientific interactions and technological networking.

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CBCS enters research collaboration with AstraZeneca

Chemical Biology Consortium Sweden, an integrated part of SciLifeLab, and AstraZeneca launches a collaboration to give Swedish researchers access to AstraZeneca’s small molecule compound library. The overall aim is to find novel protein targets for medical needs.

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Antibody validation rewrites story of estrogen receptor β

A new study by Cecilia Williams (KTH/ SciLifeLab) and colleagues uncovers that the notion of estrogen receptor beta playing a role in breast cancer is based on analyses with inadequate antibodies. The results show that other proteins are mistakenly identified as ERβ, which cannot even be detected in breast cancer tissue when using the only antibody with sufficient specificity.

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Tea consumption leads to epigenetic changes in women

Novel findings from a study led by Åsa Johansson (Uppsala University/SciLifeLab) uncovers that tea consumption in women leads to DNA methylation of genetic regions associated with cancer and estrogen metabolism. The same pattern could not be observed in men or in any individuals drinking coffee.

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