Physicists of the University of Basel and the Swiss Nanoscience Institute were able to show for the first time that the nuclear spins of single molecules can be detected with the help of magnetic particles at room temperature.
Generating offspring is the evolutionary goal of all living organisms. The multiplication of individual cells is coordinated by the cell cycle. A team at the Biozentrum of the University of Basel has now identified the central switch for reproduction in bacteria.
Offshore the Norwegian Svalbard archipelago, methane gas is seeping out of the seabed in several hundred meters depth.
Cells of the vascular system of vertebrates can fuse with themselves.
High human atmospheric nitrogen emissions lead to a reduction of plant diversity.
Every third teenager has suffered from one mental disorder and one physical disease. So, more often than average, depression occurs together with diseases of the digestive system. These findings were reported by researchers from the Universities of Basel and Bochum. Their results based on data from 6,500 teenagers.
Those suffering from depressive symptoms have an increased risk for physical diseases, especially for arthrosis and arthritis.
The infection biologist Petr Broz, Professor at the Biozentrum of the University of Basel, has received one of the highly regarded Career Development Awards from the Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP).
Neural stem cells are the source of millions of nerve cells and other supporting cells in the brain. A specific form of cell division ensures that both the stem cell pool is maintained and sufficient mature cells are generated simultaneously. Researchers from the Biozentrum of the University of Basel report that brain stem cells utilize two separate pathways to ensure correct asymmetric cell division.