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  • How electric fields in living cells control the currents of life 2018-08-13 In living organisms energy is provided in a process that involves separation of charges across membranes by large membrane-protein complexes. The voltage that is maintained across these membranes is equivalent to an electric field strength of about 100 000 V/cm. How these large field strengths influence the function of the membrane-imbedded protein complexes has until now remained unknown.
  • Three researchers at Stockholm University receive ERC Starting Grants 2018-08-07 Three researchers at Stockholm University, including Alexey Amunts at DBB receive the prestigious Starting Grant from the European Research Council, ERC. Project funding amounts to up to 1.5 million euros each.
  • Protein research facilitates discovery of neurodegenerative diseases 2018-07-20 Since 2015, the research project Protein Quality Control, led by researcher Tara Hessa at the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at Stockholm University has been conducted. The research project, which is ongoing until 2020, focuses on mapping the cause of malignant proteins in the cell membrane. The research results can make it easier to detect chronic and neurodegenerative diseases at an early stage.
  • New mechanism to detoxify oxygen radicals 2018-06-28 Superoxide is a reactive oxygen species that causes damage to proteins, lipids and DNA and is implicated in many diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular disease and neurodegenerative disorders.
  • Grant from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to investigate sepsis 2018-06-27 By diagnosing infections in a simple and effective way many human lives can be saved. Mats Nilsson, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at Stockholm University/SciLifeLab, and his research group have now been granted more than 1 million SEK by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop a method for examination of children with sepsis.
  • Robert Daniels have been awarded Teacher of the Year 2018 2018-06-27 Robert Daniels at the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics will be appointed teacher of the year 2018 for his creativity in teaching, which ables his students to experience and test different biochemical processes.