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Results: 181 - 194 of 194
  • Documentaire over Jan Swammerdam (de Gouden Eeuw)
    19 Feb 2013
    De 17e-eeuwse wetenschapper gelooft heilig in god en zijn volmaakte universum. Voor een briljante onderzoeker als Johannes Swammerdam is de natuur niets anders dan de mogelijkheid de geheimen van de schepping te ...
  • Epigenetic modifications crucial to proper neuronal development
    11 Feb 2013
    Jesse Veenvliet and Marten Smidt from the Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences demonstrate that certain epigenetic modifications play an important role in neuronal development.
  • Improved herbivore resistance in cultivated tomato
    20 Nov 2012
    Tomato breeding has been tremendously efficient in increasing fruit quality and quantity but did not focus on improving herbivore resistance. The biosynthetic pathway for the production of 7-epizingiberene in a wild ...
  • Kastomaat bewapend tegen insecten
    20 Nov 2012
    Amsterdamse biologen hebben kastomaten gewapend tegen schadelijke insecten door hen uit te rusten met een truc uit een wilde variant.
  • Maike Stam receives STW grant to improve targeted mutagenesis through epigenetic modulation
    10 Sep 2012
    The Technology Foundation STW has awarded a four-year research grant of €715,000 to Maike Stam of the Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences (SILS) to carry out the project ‘Epigenetics meets targeted mutagenesis’.
  • An important paper in Molecular Psychiatry with contribution of 5 SILS members
    3 Sep 2012
    New mechanism involved in fearful memories unraveled
  • Honourable mention thesis Yoav Noam
    22 May 2012
    An honourable mention goes to two young neuroscientists: Dr. Yoav Noam (SILS-CNS, UvA) for his thesis ' Mechanisms of HCN Channel trafficking and surface expression' and Dr. Christiaan Klink (Helmholtz Institute, ...
  • SILS researchers develop orange fluorescent protein for quantitative microscopy
    22 May 2012
    Using structure-guided molecular evolution and advanced microscopy techniques, dr.ir. Mark A. Hink, ing. Linda Joosen & prof. dr. Theodorus W.J. Gadella Jr. of the section of Molecular Cytology of the Swammerdam ...
  • Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award 2012 finalists
    14 May 2012
    Last week, a jury chaired by Prof. (Louise) Fresco came together to determine the finalists for the Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award 2012. A record number of innovative and applicable ideas were sent in this ...
  • SILS researchers set a world record with a new super bright turquoise fluorescent protein
    26 Mar 2012
    Using structure-guided molecular evolution, researches in the chair group of Molecular Cytology (dr.ir. J. Goedhart, L. Joosen, dr.ir. M.A. Hink, L. van Weeren & prof. T.W.J. Gadella Jr.) have created a fully ...
  • A new pathway for Cannabis to activate the brain
    14 Mar 2012
    Functional CB2-receptors can also be found in the brain. This is the striking conclusion of the paper Excitability of prefrontal cortical pyramidal neurons is modulated by activation of intracellular type-2 ...
  • NWO-middelgroot grantproject
    1 Mar 2012
    SILS researcher Dr. Timo Breit (MAD-IBU) received a NWO-middelgroot grantproject of 400 k€.
  • Sleep deprivations alters brain structure
    9 Feb 2012
    Chronic sleep restriction causes a decrease in hippocampal volume in adolescent rats, which is not explained by changes in glucocorticoid levels or neurogenesis.
  • Use of antidepressants during pregnancy causes structural changes in the brain of the unborn child
    6 Feb 2012
    The use of certain antidepressants by pregnant women influences the development of the brain of their foetus, according to researchers of the University of Amsterdam (UvA). The results of their research was published ...