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A Barcode For Shredding Junk RNA

The exosome is a molecular shredding machine that breaks down excess ribonucleic acid (RNA). Heidelberg biochemists have discovered how the exosome identifies its target RNA. [More...]

A Single Mutation Can Drive Stem Cells to Tumour Formation

Errors in the genome of stem cells often lead to cancer. Researchers working with Prof. Dr. Bruce Edgar analysed the processes in the fruit fly Drosophila. [More...]

Neurons Produce Protective Protein

Activated neurons produce a protein that protects against nerve cell death. Researchers at Heidelberg University have found out how this effect comes about and defined a crucial player. [Mehr...]

Millions in Funding for Water Research Networks

Two water research networks with participating scientists from the Heidelberg Center for the Environment will receive millions in funding from the state of Baden-Württemberg. [More...]

Best German University in Shanghai Ranking

Heidelberg University has been ranked the best university in Germany in the 2015 Academic Ranking of World Universities. Ruperto Carola climbed three places to 46th internationally. [More...]

Dissolve Damaging Protein Aggregates

Cellular repair systems can dissolve aggregated proteins. Heidelberg Researchers have decoded the fundamental mechanism that is key to dissolving these protein aggregates in human cells. [More...]

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