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2017-02-13, NEWS

Extensive computations and structural illumination (SIM) super-resolution microscopy reveal plant secrets

Using extensive and novel computational approaches, molecular biology experiments, and structural illumination (SIM) super-resolution microscopy, researchers at KTH Royal Institute of Technology/SciLifeLab and Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, has shown that the development of stamens in Arabidopsis thaliana is coordinated by several genes close to each other in the plant chromosome. According to the findings it seems that regulation […]

2017-02-13, NEWS

Blooming algea can increase mercury methylation

Researchers from Uppsala and Umeå University have found that the formation of methylmercury in sediment is controlled by the molecular composition of organic matter. Three of the authors are affiliated to SciLifeLab: Andrea G Bravo, Stefan Bertilsson and Alejandro Mateos-Rivera. The study has been published in Nature Communications. Read full press release Read scientific article

2017-02-08, NEWS

SEK 123 million to SciLifeLab researchers

Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF) has granted seven Swedish researchers support within their call “Big Data and Computational Science”. Four of these are active at SciLifeLab and are granted a total of SEK 123 million:  Sven Nelander gets SEK 33 milllion for his project “Integrative precision medicine: local data, global context” Nicola Crosetto gets […]

2017-01-31, NEWS

New platform structure and facilities

Following the evaluation of the SciLifeLab infrastructure in 2016, the SciLifeLab Board decided on the budget for the facilities for 2017-2018. In addition, the platform structure of the center has been reorganized as shown at Technologies & Services. “The reorganization is in line with the SciLifeLab mission to provide front line technologies for the benefit of […]

2017-01-30, NEWS

Brain tumours’ origin affects their malignancy and drug sensitivity

Patients with glioblastoma have very poor prognosis since there are no effective therapies. In a study published in Cell Reports, researchers led by Lene Uhrbom, Uppsala Univeristy/SciLifeLab, have discovered a correlation between the cell type from which the tumor originates and the growth and drug sensitivity of the tumor. More knowledge about the mechanisms behind […]

2017-01-30, NEWS

Collaboration between SciLifeLab and Karolinska University Hospital leads to breakthrough for improved treatment of leukemia

Researchers at SciLifeLab has together with research physicians at Karolinska University Hospital and scientists at Heidelberg University identified a key player determining response to cytarabine – the most important drug against acute myelogenous leukemia. The results were presented in Nature Medicine. Approximately 350 000 people are diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukaemia (AML) every year worldwide. […]

2017-01-26, NEWS

Starting research school in Medical Bioinformatics

The future of life science will be created by scientists that master advanced computational methods for dealing with big-data from high-throughput biotechnological methods, and study the most important medical problems, such as how to cure cancer and improve health. To meet this need, the Swedish National Research School in Medical Bioinformatics is now being started. It is […]