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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Are tumor cells glutamine addicts?

Most cancers require large amounts of glutamine for rapid growth and there are numerous studies indicating that they cannot survive without it, a phenomenon termed "glutamine addiction". This has fueled the idea that preventing ...

Apr 13, 2017
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A closer look at brain organoid development

How close to reality are brain organoids, and which molecular mechanisms underlie the remarkable self-organizing capacities of tissues? Researchers already have succeeded in growing so-called "cerebral organoids" in a dish ...

Mar 10, 2017
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