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A booked out BioRN Lounge welcomed Prof. Andreas Trumpp from Hi-STEM

On April 25, 2018, Posted by , In Press Releases, By ,, , With Comments Off on A booked out BioRN Lounge welcomed Prof. Andreas Trumpp from Hi-STEM

Heidelberg, 25.04.2018 BioRN Lounge Prof. Andreas Trumpp from HI-STEM talked about “Stem Cells and Cancer: From Molecular Mechanism to Clinical Trials” Once again, the BioRN Lounge was the occasion for the life science companies as well for scientists from our research institutes, to meet and chat about latest news and…

DKFZ/Heidelberg University: ERC Advanced Grants for Hellmut Augustin and Christof Niehrs

On April 23, 2018, Posted by , In News, By ,, , With Comments Off on DKFZ/Heidelberg University: ERC Advanced Grants for Hellmut Augustin and Christof Niehrs

The European Research Council ERC’s Advanced Grants promote visionary projects of fundamental research. This year, Hellmut Augustin (University of Heidelberg and DKFZ) and Christof Niehrs (University of Mainz and DKFZ) received the prestigious funding. Hellmut Augustin © DKFZ The European Research Council, set up in 2007, promotes fundamental research in…

Cleavage Product of Alzheimer’s Key Protein APP Stimulates Nerve Cell Communication

On April 17, 2018, Posted by , In Research Article, By ,, , With Comments Off on Cleavage Product of Alzheimer’s Key Protein APP Stimulates Nerve Cell Communication

Neuroprotective role of APPsα: A histological section through the hippocampus is depicted in the background. The red staining shows APPsα in neuronal cell bodies. The green staining shows the dendritic processes of nerve cells. Source: Max Richter, Müller research group A cleavage product of the Alzheimer’s APP protein stimulates nerve…

Press Release – Round Table discussion with the Ministry of Economic Affairs of Baden-Württemberg

On April 11, 2018, Posted by , In Press Releases, With Comments Off on Press Release – Round Table discussion with the Ministry of Economic Affairs of Baden-Württemberg

Heidelberg, 11.04.2018 The BioRN Cluster hosted on April 10th a round table discussion with Ms. Köchel and Ms. Krüger from the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour and Housing of Baden-Württemberg (Cluster and Regional Politic Unit). From the left: Prof. Stefan Meuer, Dr. Jörg Rauch, Dr. Friedrich Richter, Dr. Julia Schaft,…

EMBL: PDX Finder – Free global portal for cancer models

On April 9, 2018, Posted by , In News, By , With Comments Off on EMBL: PDX Finder – Free global portal for cancer models

First global online catalogue of PDX models facilitates collaboration and helps cancer researchers save valuable time The European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) and The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) have jointly developed the first open cancer research portal for Patient Derived Xenograft (PDX) models. The freely available PDX Finder is hosted by EMBL-EBI…

DKFZ: Blood test indicates risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease

On April 9, 2018, Posted by , In Research Article, By ,, , With Comments Off on DKFZ: Blood test indicates risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease

A newly developed blood test may indicate Alzheimer’s disease on average eight years before the clinical diagnosis. This was demonstrated by scientists from the Ruhr University Bochum (RUB), the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) and the Saarland Cancer Registry with a large population-based cohort study from the Saarland. Pathological deposits…

New member: Welcome to PEKKIP Oncology Alliance in our cluster

On April 4, 2018, Posted by , In News, By , With Comments Off on New member: Welcome to PEKKIP Oncology Alliance in our cluster

We are happy to welcome in our cluster PEKKIP Oncology Alliance.   “Fighting cancer needs genius and expertise – but prior to all it needs cooperation.” Ahmet Sami Pekkip – CEO PEKKIP Oncology Alliance have an excellent network of internationally renowned key opinion leaders at hand. They use this pool…

Remote Learning: new Master in Biotechnology (M.Sc.) starts in the winter semester 2018

On April 4, 2018, Posted by , In News, By , With Comments Off on Remote Learning: new Master in Biotechnology (M.Sc.) starts in the winter semester 2018

Esslingen University of Applied Sciences together with the scientific publisher Springer, established a new remote learning Master in Biotechnology. This Master is the perfect solution for professionals who want to continue their education, without leaving their job. After 5,5 semesters, the students will receive a Master of Science (M.Sc.) in…

HI-STEM / DKFZ: Double success for Heidelberg stem cell researchers

On April 4, 2018, Posted by , In News, By ,, , With Comments Off on HI-STEM / DKFZ: Double success for Heidelberg stem cell researchers

Two awards at once, both carrying high monetary prizes, go to young researchers from the Heidelberg Institute for Stem Cell Research and Experimental Medicine (HI-STEM) at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ): Simon Raffel will receive the 2018 Walter Schulz Prize for his discovery how misregulated breakdown of amino acids…

EMBL: microglia nibbling on brain synapses (captured on film)

On March 27, 2018, Posted by , In Research Article, By ,, , With Comments Off on EMBL: microglia nibbling on brain synapses (captured on film)

For the first time, EMBL researchers have captured microglia nibbling on brain synapses. Their findings show that the special glial cells help synapses grow and rearrange, demonstrating the essential role of microglia in brain development. Nature Communications publishes the results on March 26. Multiple synapse heads send out filopodia (green)…