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New knowledge about retrovirus-host coevolution

Retroviruses have colonised vertebrate hosts for millions of years by inserting their genes into host genomes, enabling their inheritance through generations as endogenous retroviruses. An UU/SciLifeLab representative led study provide new knowledge about the associations of retroviruses and their hosts.

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Western Iron Age nomads originate from eastern Pontic-Caspian steppe

A study enabled by Microbial Single Cell Genomics shows that single-amplified and metagenome-assembled genomes both generate accurate genome information from uncultivated bacteria, and that our understanding of prokaryotes may improve.

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Three big grants from Knut and Alice Wallenberg foundation

Research projects coordinated by SciLifeLab researchers Alexey Amunts, Kerstin Lindblad Toh and Björn Önfelt respectively, recently got support from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg foundation. Together, the projects were granted more than 90 million SEK. Image: KAW


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New way of blocking DNA repair in cancer cells

A research team led by Tomas Helleday, Karolinska Institutet/SciLifeLab, has found a new way of making cancer cells sensitive to radiation therapy. In the study, published din Nature Communications, the researchers show how they were able to block DNA repair in the cancer cells och thus prevent them from surviving radiation therapy. Photo: Chris Sam

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