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Recent news

  • BrightFocus Foundation grant award to Henrietta Nielsen at DBB 2019-08-20 Assessment of Associations Between a Molecule in the Blood, Behavior and Alzheimer’s Disease Related Changes Inside the Brain
  • First new protein structure solved using micro-crystal 3D electron diffraction 2019-08-12 In collaboration with scientists at the Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry, the Högbom laboratory at the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics has solved a new protein structure using a method called micro-crystal 3D electron diffraction, MicroED.
  • Building Xbrane Biopharma 2019-08-05 On the Nature Bioengineering Community webpage Xbrane's co-founder Jan-Willem de Gier tells how in 2007 Xbrane was conceived at DBB and how it matured into a biosimilar developer.
  • SciLifeLab, Stockholm University and AstraZeneca use cryo-EM to advance biomedicine 2019-08-07 Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics/SciLifeLab Fellow Alexey Amunts and his team in collaboration with AstraZeneca unravel the molecular details of the extracellular region of the receptor tyrosine kinase RET involved in cell signalling.
  • Botox cousin can reduce malaria in an environmentally friendly way 2019-07-02 Researchers at the universities in Stockholm and Lund, in collaboration with researchers from the University of California, have found a new toxin that selectively targets mosquitos. This can lead to innovative and environmentally friendly approaches to reduce malaria. The results are presented in an article published in Nature Communications.
  • Scientists discover how to “sweeten” proteins for drug development 2019-06-03 Scientists led by David Drew at the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Stockholm University have established how a sugar called “sialic acid” is delivered into Golgi organelles. The outcome is likely to be able to engineer cells with a better capacity for sialic acid delivery, which could improve the potency of many drugs that are decorated by sialic acid.