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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…

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…

HS-Analysis: how softwares can contribute to cancer treatment development

On August 23, 2018, Posted by , In News, By , , With Comments Off on HS-Analysis: how softwares can contribute to cancer treatment development

Finding a cure to any type of cancer is one of the biggest challenge in medicine. HS-Analysis wants to bring the concer research forward with the help of a software. Read about the plans of Sergey Biniaminov (Managing Director of HS Analysis) in the interview with ka-news (in German).

EMBL: New approach for testing cancer drug response

On August 23, 2018, Posted by , In News, By , , With Comments Off on EMBL: New approach for testing cancer drug response

  New approach uses inherited genome to test cancer drug response. PHOTO: iStock Large-scale systematic analysis explores how inherited genome effects drug response of cancer cells Patients with seemingly similar cancer tumours can respond differently to the same treatment. Over the last decades, scientists have been studying the molecular signatures…

Triple ERC success for DKFZ junior researchers

On August 15, 2018, Posted by , In News, By , , With Comments Off on Triple ERC success for DKFZ junior researchers

The European Research Council (ERC) awards Starting Grants to support excellent young scientists when they are starting an independent science career. In this year’s round of proposals, three scientists from the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) have been chosen at once for the prestigious award: Ana Banito, Fabian Erdel and…