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Heidelberg, Paris, Prague and Warsaw Build European University Alliance

On March 22, 2018, Posted by , In News, By , , With Comments Off on Heidelberg, Paris, Prague and Warsaw Build European University Alliance

Signing of the declaration on the founding of the European University Alliance “4EU“: From left to right, Prof. Dr Marcin Palys (University of Warsaw), Prof. Dr Jean Chambaz (Sorbonne University), Prof. Dr Bernhard Eitel (Heidelberg University) and Vice-President Prof. Dr Lenka Rovná (on behalf of the President of Charles University…

Roche’s TECENTRIQ (atezolizumab) plus chemotherapy (carboplatin and Abraxane) reduced the risk of disease worsening or death of advanced squamous lung cancer

On March 21, 2018, Posted by , In News, By , , With Comments Off on Roche’s TECENTRIQ (atezolizumab) plus chemotherapy (carboplatin and Abraxane) reduced the risk of disease worsening or death of advanced squamous lung cancer

Phase III IMpower131 study showed Roche’s TECENTRIQ (atezolizumab) plus chemotherapy (carboplatin and Abraxane) reduced the risk of disease worsening or death in the initial treatment of people with a type of advanced squamous lung cancer Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the Phase III IMpower131 study met…

HI-STEM: Ten years of successful research on cancer stem cells – Start of the third funding period

On March 21, 2018, Posted by , In News, By , , With Comments Off on HI-STEM: Ten years of successful research on cancer stem cells – Start of the third funding period

HI-STEM, the Heidelberg Institute for Stem Cell Technology and Experimental Medicine at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), is looking back on ten successful years. In numerous types of cancer, HI-STEM researchers have been able to show the role of stem cells in the development, spread and therapy resistance of…

EMBL: From blood vessels to blood stem cells

On March 21, 2018, Posted by , In Research Article, By , , With Comments Off on EMBL: From blood vessels to blood stem cells

EMBL scientists discover how blood vessel cells become blood stem cells during embryonic development Cells – like those that make up our skin, heart, and brain – develop from stem cells. However, blood stem cells develop from vascular cells which line the walls of our blood vessels. EMBL Rome group…

Press Release – BioRN Lounge: Dr. Marc Stanke from Accantec talked about “The Data Scientist”

On March 21, 2018, Posted by , In Press Releases, By , With Comments Off on Press Release – BioRN Lounge: Dr. Marc Stanke from Accantec talked about “The Data Scientist”

Heidelberg, 21.03.2018 It has become a common habit in the BioRN cluster for the life science companies as well for scientists from our research institutes, to join the monthly BioRN Lounge. The BioRN Lounge is the prime monthly networking event for BioRN members. It is the occasion for exchange, meeting…

Boehringer Ingelheim and Vanderbilt University Expand Partnership to Develop Novel Treatment Approaches for Cancer

On March 20, 2018, Posted by , In News, By ,, , With Comments Off on Boehringer Ingelheim and Vanderbilt University Expand Partnership to Develop Novel Treatment Approaches for Cancer

Boehringer Ingelheim and Vanderbilt University announced the expansion of their successful existing collaboration to develop novel anti-cancer compounds. The expanded research partnership will focus on the discovery and development of new chemical therapeutics targeting the pro-survival protein MCL1 as a potential therapy against MCL1 dependent cancers. This is the third…

DKFZ- Diabetes: Are high blood glucose levels an effect rather than the cause of the disease?

On March 19, 2018, Posted by , In Research Article, By , , With Comments Off on DKFZ- Diabetes: Are high blood glucose levels an effect rather than the cause of the disease?

Insulin resistance and elevated blood glucose levels are considered to be the cause of type 2 diabetes. However, scientists from the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) and Heidelberg University Hospital have now provided evidence that things might be completely different. They showed in flies that elevated levels of the metabolite…

EMBL: Potential new way to limit antibiotic resistance spreading

On March 19, 2018, Posted by , In Research Article, By , , With Comments Off on EMBL: Potential new way to limit antibiotic resistance spreading

Potential new way to limit antibiotic resistance spreading. IMAGE: Aleksandra Krolik / EMBL EMBL scientists unravel the molecular basis of a major antibiotic resistance transfer mechanism One of the biggest current threats to global health is the rise of multi-drug resistant bacteria, caused by the spreading of antibiotic resistance amongst…

New member: Welcome to PAASP in our cluster

On March 15, 2018, Posted by , In News, By , With Comments Off on New member: Welcome to PAASP in our cluster

We are happy to welcome in our cluster PAASP GmbH (Partnership for Assessment and Accreditation of Scientific Practice). “Quality in Research is the basis for the development of novel drugs.” Anton Bespalov, CEO The PAASP GmbH is a full-service consulting and auditing company that specializes on providing assessment of operational…

EMBL: Chromatin usage reveals developmental trajectories

On March 15, 2018, Posted by , In Research Article, By , , With Comments Off on EMBL: Chromatin usage reveals developmental trajectories

Information (arrows) emanating out of chromatin to give rise to different cell types. IMAGE: Campbell Medical Illustration EMBL scientists show how chromatin usage in individual cells reveals developmental trajectories Both cell type and developmental stage can be deduced from measurements of chromatin accessibility in thousands of single cells, researchers at…