Research Highlights

Less metals, more X-rays!
A recent article published in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, led by Dr. Kostas Kouroumpatzakis, of the Institute of Astrophysics at the Foundation for Research and Technology, Hellas (IA-FORTH), and the University of Crete, provides new insights into the connection between the X-ray luminosity of accreting black holes and neutron stars and the composition of the stellar populations they are associated with. This research was conducted at the Institute of Astrophysics of FORTH and the University of Crete.
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Discovery of a new Protein, playing a key role in cell function, paves the way for new therapies
Research carried out at the Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology-FORTH and published today in Nature Communications ( provides evidence that the XAB2 protein functionally links persistent DNA damage with the core spliceosome and the processing of R-loops highlighting the functional links between genome maintenance and the splicing machinery in development or disease.
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FORTH coalition awarded a 4 Stars Reference Site status for the Region of Crete in the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing