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  • Cancer’s Chromosomal Chaos
    Geert Kops
    University Medical Center Utrecht
    This year, 2014, marks the 100th anniversary of an astonishing prediction by one of the great...
  • How to Be on Time: Internal Clock Lessons from Blue-Green Algae
    Stefanie Hertel and Anne Rediger
    Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
    “Turn the night into day!” Are these not the mottos of our modern times? To party the night away or...
  • Viral TV: Watching Influenza Reproduction Live in Living Host Cells
    Susann Kummer
    Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
    What do the smallest living creatures look like? What happens in cells? How are they constructed?...
  • Eternal Youth with Tannins? How a Worm Can Outwit Ageing
    Nadine Saul
    Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
    The pursuit of eternal youth and immortality has a long tradition. As far back as 2000 years ago,...
  • A Journey into the Brain: In Vivo Imaging of Alzheimer’s Disease Mouse Models
    Melanie Meyer-Luehmann
    Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich
    Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of senile dementia worldwide. Its debilitating effects...
  • Digital Plant Wizards for Everyone
    Tiina Randlane and Andres Saag
    University of Tartu
    Image: Dichotomous interface of a digital plant key showing two alternative states of a plant...
  • How Does the Brain Memorize a Sequence of Events?
    Robert Schmidt
    Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
    Walking from the hall to the kitchen may take a few seconds. Remembering this event is an ability...
  • You say “po-TAY-to,” I say “po-TAH-to”: How Tailored Food Processing Could Solve Malnutrition
    Pietro Rocculi
    University of Bologna
    The alarming increase in the number of people who are obese in Western countries stands...
  • How Healthy Cells Take Orders and Cancer Cells Run Amok
    Madelon M. Maurice
    University of Utrecht
    One of the most fascinating mysteries in life is the process by which one fertilized egg develops...
  • The Quest for the Almighty Cell: Has the Perfect Stem Cell Been Found at Last?
    Ewa Zuba-Surma
    Jagiellonian University in Krakow
    From the time of the ancient Greeks, people have always dreamed about ambrosia — the food of the...