Viruses adapt to ‘language of human cells’ to hijack protein synthesis

by Centre for Genomic Regulation

​The first systematic study of its kind describes how human viruses including SARS-CoV-2 are better adapted to infecting certain types of tissues based on their ability to hijack cellular machinery ...

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Human body mostly composed of just five major groups of cell

by Centre for Genomic Regulation

Scientists around the world have today published the results of the third phase of the Encyclopedia of DNA Elements (ENCODE) in Nature. The international consortium of approximately 500 scientists con...

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Cell movement under pressure

by UPF - Universitat Pompeu Fabra

An international team of scientists has defined molecular mechanism that drives cell movement in extremely cramped environments through which the cells usually travel.

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CRG researchers design a new method to probe tissues in living organisms

by Centre for Genomic Regulation

Researchers at the CRG develop a new methodology that makes it possible to study the mechanical properties of cells and tissues in vivo. The study, published in Current Biology, sheds some light on em...

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LifeTime is delighted to receive EU funding

by Centre for Genomic Regulation

LifeTime is one of the six winners of an EU-wide competition in which ambitious and forward-looking research projects are selected and funded. This was officially announced by the European Commission ...

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Cells communicate by changing their environment

by Institut de Bioenginyeria de Catalunya

Researchers at IBEC and MIT have shown that cells could use their environment to mechanically communicate with each other within tissues. It’s a bit like when an army cadet pulls some rope netting t...

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