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Articles by Doreen Feike

  1. EMBL makes insulin visible

    The hormone insulin helps to remove sugar from the blood after a meal. This is important, as in the long term high…

  2. A mix of sensations

    Traditionally, we talk about having five senses: sight, hearing, taste, smell and touch. In reality, our bodies are capable of much more.…

  3. A giant called dumpy

    Fruit flies have something that we don’t have: they produce a protein called dumpy. This protein is the largest created by insects,…

  4. Tracking the beginning of life

    All mammalian life starts with the fusion of egg and sperm, resulting in the creation of a single cell called a zygote.…

  5. MEG3 kissing loops essential for tumour suppression

    MEG3 adopts a complex three-dimensional structure to fulfil its tumour suppressor function.

  6. When life takes shape

    Today’s picture of the week is not only a colourful one, it is also a snapshot of the vast number of shapes…

  7. The muscles that regulate blood pressure

    Low blood pressure (hypotension) or high blood pressure (hypertension) are risk factors for many diseases and affect more than 20% of the…

  8. Slovakian teen scientist visits EMBL

    Interview with Janka Motešická: a EUCYS 2018 prize winner

  9. Muscle games

    Every single moment of our life we use our muscles – most of the time without even thinking about it. Some muscles,…

  10. The birth of new cells – when two become four

    This colourful picture, taken by EMBL postdoc Arina Rybina using a confocal fluorescence microscope, shows human cells in the process of cell…