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Heidelberg University: 2 Researchers Receive ERC Advanced Grant

On April 10, 2017, Posted by , In Press Releases, With Comments Off on Heidelberg University: 2 Researchers Receive ERC Advanced Grant

The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded biochemist Prof. Dr Ed Hurt and molecular biologist Prof. Dr Bernd Bukau a highly endowed ERC Advanced Grant for outstanding research leaders in Europe. Both grants comprise around 2 Mio Euro funding. Prof. Bukau Prof. Bukau is director of the Centre for Molecular…

Innovationspreis der BioRegionen: Therapien gegen HIV & Netzhautdegeneration sowie Bio-LEDs

On April 10, 2017, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on Innovationspreis der BioRegionen: Therapien gegen HIV & Netzhautdegeneration sowie Bio-LEDs

Wiesbaden/Hannover, 5. April 2017 Der Arbeitskreis der deutschen BioRegionen verleiht auf den Deutschen Biotechnologietagen in Hannover zum zehnten Mal den Innovationspreis. Die drei prämierten Erfindungen eröffnen neue Konzepte zur Therapie von HIV-Infektionen, zur Behandlung von Netzhauterkrankungen und zeigen auf, wie Proteine die Herstellung von LEDs effizienter und umweltfreundlicher machen. Die…

AbbVie: ITTM and AbbVie to collaborate on Disease Map for Alzheimer’s

On April 7, 2017, Posted by , In Press Releases, With Comments Off on AbbVie: ITTM and AbbVie to collaborate on Disease Map for Alzheimer’s

Information Technology for Translational Medicine, S.A. (ITTM S.A.) announced today that it has signed a two-year agreement with AbbVie Germany to develop and build a comprehensive and interactive up-to-date knowledge map for Alzheimer’s Disease. The disease map will be built using MINERVA, a platform for visualization and curation of molecular…

AbbVie: PLUS – Die Gesundheitsinitiative Hepatitis C in Ludwigshafen

On April 7, 2017, Posted by , In Press Releases, With Comments Off on AbbVie: PLUS – Die Gesundheitsinitiative Hepatitis C in Ludwigshafen

In Ludwigshafen startet offiziell „PLUS – Die Gesundheitsinitiative Hepatitis C“ mit einer prominent besetzten Auftaktveranstaltung. Das Ziel: Die gesundheitliche und psychosoziale Lebens- und Versorgungssituation von Drogenkonsumenten, Substituierten und Abstinenzwilligen zu verbessern. Langfristig wollen die Partner so auch die Häufigkeit der Infektionen mit dem Hepatitis-C-Virus in Ludwigshafen reduzieren. Initiatoren sind AbbVie,…

EMBL/DKFZ: Blood stem cell differentiation is continuous

On April 7, 2017, Posted by , In Press Releases, With Comments Off on EMBL/DKFZ: Blood stem cell differentiation is continuous

Study by EMBL and DKFZ researchers means origins of myeloid leukaemias may need rethinking. Every day, your body has to generate up to one trillion new blood cells, more if you suffer from an infection or severe bleeding. Ultimately, all of these cells derive from the adult haematopoietic stem cells…

Roche: Roche launches cobas Liat PCR System with four assays into CE-markets

On April 5, 2017, Posted by , In Press Releases, With Comments Off on Roche: Roche launches cobas Liat PCR System with four assays into CE-markets

Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced the CE-IVD launch of the cobas® Liat® PCR System with four assays including first 20 minute real-time PCR nucleic acid test to detect Clostridium difficile (C. diff). Countries accepting CE mark are the first to receive access to the cobas® Cdiff test,…

DKFZ: Antibody is effective against radiation-induced pulmonary fibrosis

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Radiation therapy of the lungs often leads to irreversible connective-tissue changes that cause functional impairments in the pulmonary tissue. Scientists from the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) have now been able to prevent, and even reverse this process in mice using an antibody. Radiation therapy is part of the treatment…

DKFZ: A biomarker for cancer of the oropharynx

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A growing number of cases of oropharyngeal cancer are considered to be a consequence of infection with human papillomaviruses (HPV). Scientists at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) have now revealed that a single blood sample test for specific antibodies can identify persons who are at a high risk of…

EMBL: Ageing: cell coordination breakdown

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Researchers use single-cell sequencing to understand how cells age Researchers from the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), University of Cambridge, the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and the Cancer Research UK–Cambridge Institute (CRUK-CI) have shed light on a long-standing debate about ageing and why the immune system weakens with age. Their findings,…

Boehringer Ingelheim: Novozymes and Boehringer Ingelheim announce Strategic Collaboration in Probiotics for Poultry Hatcheries

On April 3, 2017, Posted by , In Press Releases, With Comments Off on Boehringer Ingelheim: Novozymes and Boehringer Ingelheim announce Strategic Collaboration in Probiotics for Poultry Hatcheries

Ingelheim, Germany & Copenhagen, Denmark – 30 March 2017 – Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health and Novozymes today announced a strategic collaboration to develop and commercialize probiotics for global poultry production. The parties will focus on developing products for hatcheries, the facilities where eggs are hatched before the chickens move to grow-out…