Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research

What you see is not always what you get

Georg Keller and his group at the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research (FMI) have identified neurons in the visual cortex whose activity predicts an upcoming visual stimulus. This activity emerges with experience ...

Sep 19, 2016
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How fear makes us freeze

Andreas Lüthi and his group at the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research (FMI) have identified and characterized the neuronal circuitry in the brain, which controls defensive behavior in threatening situations. ...

Jun 01, 2016
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Unraveling complex neuronal networks

One of the fundamental questions in neuroscience is how neuronal circuits are wired to process information. The research group led by Rainer Friedrich has developed new methods to determine the complex morphology of densely ...

May 02, 2016
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Targeting cancer proteins for degradation

Cancer research is increasingly focusing on therapeutic approaches in which disease causing proteins are marked for early degradation. Nicolas Thomä and his group at the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research ...

Feb 24, 2016
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Mapping face sensation in the brainstem

Filippo Rijli and his group at the FMI have shown how the formation of a sensory topographic map in the brainstem is controlled by a single transcription factor, thus shedding light on a decades-old question in neuroscience. ...

Oct 23, 2015
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Genetic guides to epigenetics

Dirk Schübeler and his group at the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research (FMI) identify determinants that set epigenetic marks along the genome. The new study, published in Nature, shows that genetic activity ...

Feb 10, 2015
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New function for rods in daylight

(Medical Xpress)—Vision – so crucial to human health and well-being – depends on job-sharing by just a few cell types, the rod cells and cone cells, in our retina. Botond Roska and his group have identified a novel ...

Nov 19, 2014
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