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EMBO Installation Grants support eight early-career scientists to establish independent laboratories


Heidelberg/Germany, 12 January 2021 – EMBO is pleased to announce the award of Installation Grants to eight scientists in the early stages of setting up their independent laboratories in Lithuania, Poland, Portugal and Turkey.


SARS-CoV-2 infection demonstrated in a human lung bronchioalveolar tissue model


Heidelberg/Germany, 11 January 2021 – Development of an in vitro human-derived tissue model for studying virus infection and disease progression in the alveolar cells of the lungs responsible for oxygen and carbon dioxide exchange with the blood might enable the study of possible therapies for acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) triggered by SARS-CoV-2. Researchers in the Netherlands have demonstrated that the SARS-CoV-2 replicates efficiently in their model resembling the human bronchioalveolar system that is thought to play a critical role in progression of infection towards pneumonia and ARDS.


Age of father affects offspring through an epigenetic mechanism


Heidelberg/Germany, 5 January 2021 – A team of Japanese scientists has revealed a mechanism associated with an increased risk of behavioural defects among offspring of older fathers in a mouse study, with strong indications similar processes are involved in humans.



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