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/ Research, People

Martina's and Tomaž's article is published in Advanced Science

Overall impact: New strategy to produce molecular factories with cell functionality
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/ Research, People

Andrea's and Viktoria's article is published in Biomacromolecules

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/ Doctorate/PhD

Christina successfully defended her PhD thesis - Congratulation!

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/ People

Dalin was appointed as Ass. Prof at Shenzhen University, China - Congratulation!

/ Research

Argovia project NCTNano is granted for one more year

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/ Research

Tiny implants for cells are functional in vivo

For the first time, an interdisciplinary team from the University of Basel has succeeded in integrating artificial organelles into the cells of living zebrafish embryos. This innovative approach using artificial organelles as cellular…
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Nanocapsules Enable Cell-Inspired Metabolic Reactions

Researchers at the University of Basel succeeded in developing capsules capable of producing the bio-molecule glucose-6-phosphate that plays an important role in metabolic processes. The researchers were able to produce the metabolite in…
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/ Events

Basar Molekular mit dem deutschen Politiker Gregor Gysi (in german only)

Beim Wissens-Talk «Basar Molekular» trifft klassische Musik auf Biophysik und Politik auf Chemie. Gäste sind am 23. Februar 2017 unter anderem der deutsche Linkspartei-Politiker Gregor Gysi und der Aargauer Intendant Christian Weidmann.
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Chemists Create Clusters of Organelles by Mimicking Nature

Scientists from the University of Basel have succeeded in organizing spherical compartments into clusters mimicking the way natural organelles would create complex structures. They managed to connect the synthetic compartments by creating…

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Better Contrast Agents Based on Nanoparticles

Scientists at the University of Basel have developed nanoparticles which can serve as efficient contrast agents for magnetic resonance imaging. This new type of nanoparticles produce around ten times more contrast than the actual contrast…
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Controllable protein gates deliver on-demand permeability in artificial nanovesicles

Researchers at the University of Basel have succeeded in building protein gates for artificial nano-vesicles that become transparent only under specific conditions. The gate responds to certain pH values, triggering a reaction and releasing…
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How Natural Channel Proteins Move in Artificial Membranes

Natural channel proteins are integrated into artificial membranes to facilitate the transport of ions and molecules. Researchers at the University of Basel have now been able to measure the movement of these channel proteins for the first…
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Nanotechnology Against Malaria Parasites

Malaria parasites invade human red blood cells, they then disrupt them and infect others. Researchers at the University of Basel and the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute have now developed so-called nanomimics of host cell…

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Natürliches Kanalprotein in künstliche Membran eingebaut (in German only)

Künstliche Membranen eignen sich gut, um grundlegender Prinzipien lebender Systeme modellhaft zu untersuchen. Forschern der Universität Basel ist es nun erstmals gelungen, ein natürliches Kanalprotein in eine synthetische…

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Artificial Organelles Transform Free Radicals into Water and Oxygen

Researchers at the University of Basel have successfully developed artificial organelles that are able to support the reduction of toxic oxygen compounds. This opens up new ways in the development of novel drugs that can influence…

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Gezielte Freisetzung von Antibiotika mit Nanoreaktoren (German only)

Chemiker der Universität Basel haben winzige Nanokugeln entwickelt, die das häufig eingesetzte Antibiotikum Cephalexin herstellen und lokal freisetzen können. Wenn es gelingt, solche Nanoreaktoren in medizinische Implantate einzubauen,…