European Molecular Biology Organization

EMBO is an organization of life scientists. Since 1964, scientists have been elected annually as members of EMBO based on excellence in research. There are about 1500 EMBO members today, fifty-seven of whom have received the Nobel Prize. EMBO is also founding member of the Initiative for Science in Europe.

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Link between colon cancer and metabolism identified

More than 60 years ago Otto Warburg recognized that cancer cells differ from normal cells in the metabolic pathway they use for the oxidation of sugar. Rather than the typical series of oxidative steps that take place in ...

May 13, 2014
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Endocrine disruptors impair human sperm function

A plethora of endocrine-disrupting chemicals interfere with human sperm function in a way that may have a negative impact on fertilization. These are the findings of a German - Danish team of researchers from the Center of ...

May 12, 2014
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Small non-coding RNAs could be warning signs of cancer

Small non-coding RNAs can be used to predict if individuals have breast cancer, conclude researchers who contribute to The Cancer Genome Atlas project. The results, which are published in EMBO Reports, indicate that differ ...

Feb 17, 2014
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Pancreatic stem cells isolated from mice

Scientists have succeeded in growing stem cells that have the ability to develop into two different types of cells that make up a healthy pancreas. The research team led by Dr. Hans Clevers of the Hubrecht Institute, The ...

Sep 17, 2013
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Alternative target for breast cancer drugs

Scientists have identified higher levels of a receptor protein found on the surface of human breast tumour cells that may serve as a new drug target for the treatment of breast cancer. The results, which are published today ...

Jul 19, 2013
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Cancer stem cells isolated from kidney tumors

Scientists have isolated cancer stem cells that lead to the growth of Wilms' tumours, a type of cancer typically found in the kidneys of young children. The researchers have used these cancer stem cells to test a new therapeutic ...

Dec 13, 2012
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