Laminopathies: Key components in disease mechanism identified
A collaborative study between American and Finnish scientists has shown that an abnormal structure of the nuclear lamina, caused by laminopathy mutations, leads to changes in gene expression by disturbing the function of a specific transcription-regulating protein. The study was funded by the Academy of Finland, among others.
Researchers create largest family tree of human cells
In a paper published by the journal Nature Methods , biologists at the Universities of Eastern Finland, Tampere and Luxembourg, Tampere University of Technology and the Institute for Systems Biology in Seattle, USA, have created the biggest family tree of human cell types. The study was financed among others by the Academy of Finland.
“Black carbon” flowing from the soil to oceans
A smaller proportion of black carbon created during combustion will remain in the soil than previously estimated. Contrary to previous understanding, burying black carbon in the ground in order to restrain climate change will not create a permanent carbon reserve. Instead, a part of black carbon will dissolve from the soil to rivers. The flux of dissolved black carbon from the rivers to the oce...
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