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Cutting-edge research and social-economic issues of precision oncology at the first Visionary Seminar in Heidelberg

On September 27, 2018, Posted by , In Press Releases, By , , With Comments Off on Cutting-edge research and social-economic issues of precision oncology at the first Visionary Seminar in Heidelberg

Heidelberg, 27.09.2018 On Tuesday September 25, the first Visionary Seminar in Heidelberg focusing on “Precision Oncology”  attracted around 100 participants to learn and discuss about most recent research advancements and cutting-edge technologies in the field, with a focus on their social-economic impact.   Closing panel discussion: Prof. De Nys (Chair…

VAXIMM Announces Regional Development and Commercialization Agreement with China Medical System Holdings

On September 24, 2018, Posted by , In News, By , With Comments Off on VAXIMM Announces Regional Development and Commercialization Agreement with China Medical System Holdings

CMS gains exclusive rights to current VAXIMM pipeline and option for future programs for China and other Asian countries, ex-Japan VAXIMM to receive potential development and commercial milestone payments plus royalties on sales CMS to make an equity investment in VAXIMM Basel (Switzerland) and Mannheim (Germany), September 20, 2018 –…

DKFZ: Sugar metabolism controls intestinal regeneration

On September 19, 2018, Posted by , In News, By , , With Comments Off on DKFZ: Sugar metabolism controls intestinal regeneration

Scientists from the German Cancer Research Center and Heidelberg University have discovered a surprising connection between sugar metabolism and the adaptation of intestinal tissue to the nutritional state. Section from the intestine of a fruit fly: Stem cells are labelled green (GFP). © M. Boutros/DKFZ No other tissue in our…

DKFZ: A healthy lifestyle reduces the risk of colon cancer – regardless of the genetic risk profile

On September 18, 2018, Posted by , In News, By , , With Comments Off on DKFZ: A healthy lifestyle reduces the risk of colon cancer – regardless of the genetic risk profile

The risk of developing bowel cancer depends, among other things, on lifestyle. Scientists from the German Cancer Research Center were able to show that everyone can reduce their personal risk of colon cancer by combining as many of five healthy lifestyles as possible: non-smoking, low alcohol consumption, a healthy diet,…

EUROoC network lays the foundation for joint European organ-on-a-chip research

On September 17, 2018, Posted by , In News, By , , With Comments Off on EUROoC network lays the foundation for joint European organ-on-a-chip research

The Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB is coordinating the establishment of a European research network to promote organ-on-a-chip technology. This enables the replication of human organs on a micro scale and is considered a technology with great potential, among other things for the research of new pharmaceutical…

Partnering for Innovation at the Heidelberg Science Day

On September 12, 2018, Posted by , In Press Releases, By , With Comments Off on Partnering for Innovation at the Heidelberg Science Day

Heidelberg, 12.09.2018 To foster innovation and to keep providing cutting-edge science and technology, global healthcare companies are more and more closely collaborating with partners all over the world. The BMBF funded ‘Health Axis Europe Partnering’ (HAEP -) project in which BioRN has the project lead works as interface between innovation…

DKFZ: Figures for Germany determined for the first time: Avoidable risk factors cause 37 percent of all cancer cases

On September 10, 2018, Posted by , In News, By , , With Comments Off on DKFZ: Figures for Germany determined for the first time: Avoidable risk factors cause 37 percent of all cancer cases

How many cancer cases in Germany are attributable to risk factors that we can influence ourselves? How many cancer cases are linked to cigarette smoking, being overweight or physical inactivity and, thus, are potentially preventable? Scientists from the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) have now calculated these figures for Germany…

Heidelberg University: Precise and Highly Efficient Gene Repair

On August 30, 2018, Posted by , In News, By , , With Comments Off on Heidelberg University: Precise and Highly Efficient Gene Repair

Heidelberg researchers develop new CRISPR/Cas process using Japanese ricefish   Photo: Gutierrez-Triana, Tavhelidse, Thumberger et al., 2018, figure three, subject to CC BY 4.0 license. Medaka embryo, in which the Rx2 gene – a gene critical for eye development – was edited with a repair copy. This copy contains the…

Affimed Announces Collaboration with Genentech to Develop Novel NK Cell Engager – based Immunotherapeutics for Multiple Cancer Targets

On August 29, 2018, Posted by , In News, By , , With Comments Off on Affimed Announces Collaboration with Genentech to Develop Novel NK Cell Engager – based Immunotherapeutics for Multiple Cancer Targets

Affimed will receive $96 million upfront and committed funding and is eligible for up to an additional $5.0 billion including milestone payments, and royalties on sales. Affimed will apply its proprietary Redirected Optimized Cell Killing (ROCK®) platform, which enables the generation of both NK cell and T cell-engaging antibodies, to…

Heidelberg University: Protection For Nerve Cells Delivered Through The Nose

On August 27, 2018, Posted by , In News, By , , With Comments Off on Heidelberg University: Protection For Nerve Cells Delivered Through The Nose

Material and picture: Dr Bettina Buchthal. Brain sections of control-treated (bottom) and nasal Activin A-treated (top) mice after a stroke. The white line marks the border between the healthy and damaged brain regions. Protective proteins that mitigate the destruction of nerve cells after a stroke can be administered into the…