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FAZ: Heidelberg attracts researchers and physician

On August 15, 2018, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on FAZ: Heidelberg attracts researchers and physician

The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung recently published an article about the biotech/life science cluster that developed around the region of Heidelberg in the past decades. André Domin (Managing Director of the Technology Park Heidelberg and member of the BioRN Network e.V. executive board) reported on the funding for the new technology…

DKFZ: Combined imaging provides more information about the tumor

On August 13, 2018, Posted by , In News, By , , With Comments Off on DKFZ: Combined imaging provides more information about the tumor

The German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) has installed the world’s first combined device combining a 9.4 Tesla high-field MRI with a PET scanner. In combination, the two imaging methods provide significantly more information about tumors. © S. Kegel/DKFZ A variety of imaging procedures provide insights into the body’s interior. Each…

Fraunhofer IGB: Third place for Retina-on-a-chip project at the Science2Start competition

On July 30, 2018, Posted by , In News, By , , With Comments Off on Fraunhofer IGB: Third place for Retina-on-a-chip project at the Science2Start competition

At the annual Science2Start competition organized by BioRegio STERN Management GmbH, Dr. Ing. Christopher Probst, scientist in the Organ-on-a-Chip group of the Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB, reached place 3 with the Retina-on-a-Chip project. With “Retina-on-a-Chip”, scientists at the Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB…

Heidelberg University Hospital/ HITS/ ZMBH: The need for speed – Why malaria parasites are faster than human immune cells

On July 23, 2018, Posted by , In News, By , With Comments Off on Heidelberg University Hospital/ HITS/ ZMBH: The need for speed – Why malaria parasites are faster than human immune cells

Elementary cytoskeleton protein is different in parasites and represents a starting point for a possible new therapy against malaria infections. Researchers from the Heidelberg University Hospital, the Centre for Molecular Biology at the University of Heidelberg (ZMBH), and the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS) have published these findings in…

PEPperPRINT granted new US patent

On July 18, 2018, Posted by , In News, By , With Comments Off on PEPperPRINT granted new US patent

PEPperPRINT latest patent covers a novel method for producing high-density peptide microarrays PEPperPRINT is pleased to announce that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued U.S. Patent No. 9,925,509 covering a method for the generation of high-density peptide microarrays by means of a combinatorial laser induced forward…

EMBL scientists show that mammalian life begins differently than we thought

On July 16, 2018, Posted by , In News, By , , With Comments Off on EMBL scientists show that mammalian life begins differently than we thought

It was long thought that during an embryo’s first cell division, one spindle is responsible for segregating the embryo’s chromosomes into two cells. EMBL scientists now show that in mice, there are actually two spindles, one for each set of parental chromosomes, meaning that the genetic information from each parent…

HITS: New computational method for drug discovery

On July 12, 2018, Posted by , In News, By , , With Comments Off on HITS: New computational method for drug discovery

HITS researchers developed tauRAMD, a tool to predict drug-target residence times from short simulations. The method is illustrated on the cover page of July 2018 issue of the Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation, software is freely available. The graphical image used for the cover of the JCTC . Image:…

DKFZ: Mechanism of action of a diabetes drug differs between males and females

On July 11, 2018, Posted by , In News, By , , With Comments Off on DKFZ: Mechanism of action of a diabetes drug differs between males and females

Most diabetes medications do not attack the cause of the disease. Glitazones are different: they improve insulin sensitivity and can promote the conversion of unhealthy white adipose tissue into fat-burning beige adipocytes. However, due to their side effects, they are hardly used. Scientists from the German Cancer Research Center are…

DKFZ: Brain cancer – Typical mutation in cancer cells stifles immune response

On July 11, 2018, Posted by , In News, By ,, , With Comments Off on DKFZ: Brain cancer – Typical mutation in cancer cells stifles immune response

The exchange of a single amino acid building block in a metabolic enzyme can lead to cancer. In addition, it can impair the immune system, scientists from the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), the University Hospitals in Mannheim and Heidelberg, and the German Cancer Consortium now report. It thus blocks…

New member: Welcome in our cluster to HITS – Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies

On July 11, 2018, Posted by , In News, By , With Comments Off on New member: Welcome in our cluster to HITS – Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies

We are happy to welcome in our cluster the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies: The Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS) was established in 2010 by the physicist and SAP co-founder Klaus Tschira (1940-2015) and the Klaus Tschira Foundation as a private, non-profit research institute. HITS conducts basic research in…