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March 10, 2013

Mutated gene causes nerve cell death

Researchers identify new mechanism in the onset of incurable nerve disease Stephen Hawking, a British astrophysicist, is likely to be the world's most famous person living with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. ALS is a progressive disease affecting motor neurons, nerve cells that control muscle function, and nearly always leads to death. Researchers at the Institute of Molecular Biotechnology of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (IMBA) in Vienna have now identified a completely new mechanism in the onset of motor neuron diseases. Their findings could be the basis for future treatments for these presently incurable diseases.

December 11, 2012

Jürgen Knoblich receives Erwin Schrödinger Prize 2012

The molecular biologist is awarded for his outstanding work in the field of stem cell research

December 10, 2012

“Network map” of pain genes identified

Genes involved in pain perception show remarkable similarities between flies and humans

November 25, 2012

New Website Online: Life@IMBA

A goldmine of information for newcomers

October 22, 2012

Breast cancer advance wins IMBA $7.4m US award

A new approach to possible future prevention of breast cancer and slowing the spread of tumours has won Austrian researcher Josef Penninger, director...