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DKFZ: 14 new breast cancer risk genes discovered

On June 26, 2018, Posted by , In News, By ,, , With Comments Off on DKFZ: 14 new breast cancer risk genes discovered

Many genetic markers associated with the familial breast cancer risk are outside the protein-coding regions of the genome and are likely to regulate the activity of neighboring genes. In a large international network, in which numerous DKFZ researchers were also involved, scientists have now combined genome-wide association studies with an…

EMBL: Miniature testing of drug pairs on tumour biopsies

On June 25, 2018, Posted by , In News, By ,, , With Comments Off on EMBL: Miniature testing of drug pairs on tumour biopsies

Microfluidic device in the Merten lab. IMAGE – Ramesh Utharala, EMBL Combinations of cancer drugs can be quickly and cheaply tested on tumour cells using a novel device developed by EMBL scientists. The research, reported in Nature Communications on June 22, marks the latest advancement in the field of personalised…

Springer Campus: Bachelor distance learning courses for laboratory assistants & technicians in Mannheim

On June 21, 2018, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on Springer Campus: Bachelor distance learning courses for laboratory assistants & technicians in Mannheim

New study groups will start in Mannheim in autumn. Encourage your promising  staff members now and open up new career prospects for them. Detailed information on the distance learning courses “Chemistry” and “Biology”, offered  by Springer Campus  can be found here

New member: Welcome in our cluster to Elsevier

On June 20, 2018, Posted by , In News, By , With Comments Off on New member: Welcome in our cluster to Elsevier

We are happy to welcome in our cluster Elsevier. Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps institutions and professionals advance healthcare, open science and improve performance for the benefit of humanity. Elsevier helps researchers make new discoveries, collaborate with their colleagues, and give them the knowledge they need…

Goethe University Frankfurt / Innovectis: new cell preparations help patients after bone marrow transplantation

On June 19, 2018, Posted by , In News, By ,, , With Comments Off on Goethe University Frankfurt / Innovectis: new cell preparations help patients after bone marrow transplantation

The Goethe University Frankfurt, the DRK Blood Transfusion Service Baden-Württemberg-Hessen and the pharmaceutical company medac have concluded a license agreement for the development of mesenchymal stromal cells for the treatment of graft-versus-host disease. The licence agreement has been signed via the university technology transfer Innovectis. This life-threatening complication often occurs…

EMBL: Constructing new tissue shapes with light

On June 19, 2018, Posted by , In News, By , , With Comments Off on EMBL: Constructing new tissue shapes with light

Two examples of the tissue shapes the team created. IMAGE: Stefano De Renzis/EMBL EMBL researchers guide the shape of cells and tissues with optogenetics Constructing biological tissues, such as skin, muscle, or bone, in customized shapes is now one step closer. Researchers at EMBL have succeeded in guiding the folding…

New member: Welcome to HS Analysis in our cluster

On June 19, 2018, Posted by , In News, By , With Comments Off on New member: Welcome to HS Analysis in our cluster

We are happy to welcome in our cluster HS Analysis. The most up-to-date artificial intelligence is one key technology of automatic interpretation of tissue samples in the software of HS Analysis. In order to enable scientists and pathologists at university hospitals and in the pharma industry to find quick answers…

Biobanking Workshop: legal experts met with scientists to share latest developments in the biobanking legislation

On June 14, 2018, Posted by , In Press Releases, By , With Comments Off on Biobanking Workshop: legal experts met with scientists to share latest developments in the biobanking legislation

Heidelberg, 14.06.2018 “Biobanking Workshop” with Rittershaus Rechtsanwaelte: latest developments in the biobanking legislation. The BioRN Cluster together with Rittershaus Rechtsanwälte welcomed on Wednesday June 13, several “Biobankers” from Heidelberg, Tübingen and Frankfurt. Prof. Dr. Dr. Tade M. Spranger and   Dr. Tobias Schulz, LL.M. (Edinburgh) discussed the recent development in the…

Roche joins EMBL’s Corporate Partnership Programme

On June 12, 2018, Posted by , In News, By ,, , With Comments Off on Roche joins EMBL’s Corporate Partnership Programme

Roche and EMBL join forces to create new training opportunities for young researchers                               EMBL welcomes Roche, a frontrunner in personalised healthcare and leading provider of in vitro diagnostics, to the EMBL Advanced Training Centre Corporate Partnership Programme. The new partners will develop advanced training for young investigators and the…

DKFZ / Malaria: Cooperating antibodies enhance immune response

On June 11, 2018, Posted by , In News, By , , With Comments Off on DKFZ / Malaria: Cooperating antibodies enhance immune response

Malaria is one of the most inflicting infectious diseases worldwide. Scientists from the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) in Heidelberg, Germany, and from The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto, Canada, have studied how the human immune system combats malaria infections. In this study, the researchers discovered a previously…