News and Scientific Highlights

10 January 2022

Millions in funding for brain and quantum research

Research Using Synchrotron Light Materials Research Biology Health Innovation Future Technologies Quantum Research

The European Research Council approves PSI projects for the development of a quantum computer and brain research worth about 5 million euros.

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16 December 2021
Ligand induced dimerization of GPCR

Biased signalling for better drugs

A dream drug would provide a targeted therapeutic effect without side effects. Biased signalling could make this a reality. Publishing in PNAS, PSI researchers present a platform for biased signalling-based drug discovery.

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15 December 2021

Fingerprint of Copper in Peptides Linked to Alzheimer's Disease

In an interdisciplinary project, researchers from the Laboratory of Nanoscale Biology in BIO  and the Laboratory for Condensed Matter in PSD have revealed the reaction between the nitrogen atoms of the amyloid-beta peptide and copper/zinc ions by using soft X-ray absorption spectroscopy.

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28 September 2021
Roger Benoit

Protein distancing

Media Releases Biology Health Innovation

PSI researchers have developed a new method to attach proteins to the surface of virus-like particles.

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9 July 2021
Pooja Thakkar

SGS award for Pooja Thakkar

Pooja Thakkar received the Shoulders-Gray-Spindt award at the 34th Vacuum Nanoelectronics Conference for her paper "Voltage-controlled three-electron-beam interference by a three-element Boersch phase shifter with top and bottom shielding electrodes"

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7 June 2021

Catching Alzheimer's Toxin

Single-particle cryo-electron microscopy of  a functional Aβ42 pore equivalent, created by fusing Aβ42 to the oligomerizing, soluble domain of the α-hemolysin  toxin, offers new insights into structure and function of proteins forming amyloid aggregates in Alzheimer’s disease.

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