November 19, 2018

Mutation that causes autism and intellectual disability makes brain less flexible

Mice help scientists uncover the mechanisms behind autism spectrum disorders and intellectual disability. © IST Austria/Isabel Chew About 1% of patients diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder and intellectual disability have a mutation in a gene called SETD5. Scientists have...

November 19, 2018

IST Austria hosts Joint Vienna-Area Postdoc Meeting

The Joint Vienna-Area Postdoc Meeting was held on November 15 at IST Austria. Organized by the Institute’s Postdoc Association, the one-day meeting brought together postdocs from the Vienna area to foster collaborations and the exchange of ideas. A total of...

November 12, 2018

No cooperation without open communication

  The authors of the sty on IST Austria campus. Credit: IST Austria/Yvonne Kemper Indirect reciprocity is a model that explores how humans act when their reputation is at stake, and which social norms people use to evaluate the actions...

November  2, 2018

Lateral inhibition keeps similar memories apart

Digital reconstruction of the two parvalbumin-expressing interneurons (red and yellow) and one granular cell (blue) and visualization of the synaptic connections (black & white photographs). Credit: Espinoza et. al.   When you park in the office car park, you usually have...

October 23, 2018

IST Austria is in first place at the European Research Council (ERC)

Yesterday, Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, President of the ERC, announced in the context of his keynote speech at a conference on the occasion of  Austria’s Presidency of the EU Council that the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) has, with 48%,...

October 18, 2018

Congratulations to Angelika Amon, member of the Scientific Board of IST Austria, for winning the 2019 Breakthrough prize

Angelika Amon, Professor in Cancer Research at MIT and member of the Scientific Board of IST Austria, is one of five life scientists who will receive a 2019 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences. The award, which comes with a $3 million...

October 12, 2018

Johannes Reiter from IST Austria honored with Wissen schaf[f]t Zukunft Preis 2018

(c) by Raffaela Pröll, 2018 Since 2013, the Wissen schaf[f]t Zukunft Prize has been awarded once a year by the NÖ Forschungs- und Bildungsges.m.b.H. (NFB) for scientific theses (master's/diploma theses and dissertations). This year's winner is Johannes Reiter from...

October 11, 2018

IST Austria: More research space for the "Rising Star"

(c) by Franz&Sue │Maurer & Partner Since the opening of the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) in 2009, a campus for the natural sciences, mathematics and computer sciences has been set up in Lower Austria, just...

October  9, 2018

Genes responsible for difference in flower color of snapdragons identified

Antirrhinum majus (c) by David Field Snapdragons are charming tall plants, and flower in a range of bright colors. In Spain, where snapdragons grow wild, these flower colors show a remarkable pattern: When driving up a road from Barcelona...

October  9, 2018

Cleaning, but safely! Cocoons protect sensitive ant brood during toxic disinfection

Ants clean their nest box with formic acid. Special paper that turns pink on contact with acids was used to see when and how much formic acid the ants spray. © Christopher Pull Ants are neat: when...

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