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DKFZ/HI-STEM – Breast cancer: Stress signaling promotes metastasis and therapy resistance

On November 6, 2018, Posted by , In News, By , , With Comments Off on DKFZ/HI-STEM – Breast cancer: Stress signaling promotes metastasis and therapy resistance

Scientists from the German Cancer Research Centre (DKFZ) and the Heidelberg Institute for Stem Cell Technology and Experimental Medicine (HI-STEM gGmbH) have identified a central switch protein in breast cancer that promotes tumor metastasis in response to cellular stress. The switch triggers a stem cell program in the cancer cells…

Sanofi joins Open Targets

On October 31, 2018, Posted by , In News, By , , With Comments Off on Sanofi joins Open Targets

Sanofi has joined Open Targets, the public-private partnership that uses human genetics and genomics data for systematic drug target identification and prioritisation. Public-private collaboration Open Targets announced today that Sanofi has joined its pioneering public-private collaboration to transform drug discovery by improving the success rate for developing new medicines. Sanofi’s expertise…

DKFZ/EMBL/Heidelberg University: two ERC Synergy Grants for Heidelberg

On October 29, 2018, Posted by , In News, By , With Comments Off on DKFZ/EMBL/Heidelberg University: two ERC Synergy Grants for Heidelberg

With its “Synergy Grants”, the ERC supports small teams of scientists working together to solve complex research problems, bringing together different techniques and skills across disciplines. “DECODE” Genes are team players. Changes in a genetic make-up often have an effect on the activity of a large number of other genes…

EMBL/Sanofi: More effective insulin thanks to first 3D image

On October 29, 2018, Posted by , In News, By , , With Comments Off on EMBL/Sanofi: More effective insulin thanks to first 3D image

An international collaboration has revealed how to make therapeutic insulins more effective than they currently are. The findings – published in Nature Communications on 24 October – will help to improve treatments for diabetes, a disease that impacts the lives of millions of people worldwide. Insulin receptor structural biology. IMAGE:…

PROGEN – 35 years passion for research

On October 29, 2018, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on PROGEN – 35 years passion for research

35 years after PROGEN was founded by scientists of the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) and the University of Heidelberg in 1983, the company celebrated the anniversary of its antibody-based business on October 23rd with business partners, staff and two of the founders, Werner Franke and Ekkehard Bautz. In their…

European Health Catapult mentioned as one of the six best Biotech Startup Competition in Europe

On October 24, 2018, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on European Health Catapult mentioned as one of the six best Biotech Startup Competition in Europe

The European Health Catapult has been mentioned as one of the 6 best Biotech Startup Competitions in Europe by labiotech. The programme is organized by EIT Health with the support of the Health Axis Europe (where BioRN is a member). Taking part in a pitch competition can help a biotech…

DKFZ: Takeda Oncology Research Award 2018 to Rocio Sotillo

On October 19, 2018, Posted by , In News, By ,, , With Comments Off on DKFZ: Takeda Oncology Research Award 2018 to Rocio Sotillo

A certain form of lung cancer is characterized by two genes that are accidentally fused. The fusion produces a growth signal for the cells. These tumors respond well to a targeted drug that deprives the cancer cells of the growth stimulus. Several molecular variants of cancer-promoting gene fusion exist. Rocio…

Roche launches NGS AVENIO Tumor Tissue Analysis Kits for oncology research

On October 15, 2018, Posted by , In News, By , , With Comments Off on Roche launches NGS AVENIO Tumor Tissue Analysis Kits for oncology research

Ready-to-use kits determine genomic characteristics of solid tumours Optimized workflow to generate results in house Software analysis allows correlation to AVENIO ctDNA NGS kits Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced the global commercial launch of three new next-generation sequencing (NGS) AVENIO Tumor Tissue Analysis Kits – the AVENIO…

DKFZ: Machine Learning to Accellerate Drug Research

On October 10, 2018, Posted by , In News, By , , With Comments Off on DKFZ: Machine Learning to Accellerate Drug Research

The European Research Council (ERC) is awarding a “proof-of-concept grant” to scientists from the German Cancer Research Center (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, DKFZ) and the Heidelberg University for the first time to enable them to develop new drugs more cheaply and quickly using image-based analyses. Automated microscopy documents changes in cells after…

Jörg Debatin to chair the supervisory board of Hummingbird Diagnostics GmbH

On October 9, 2018, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on Jörg Debatin to chair the supervisory board of Hummingbird Diagnostics GmbH

International healthcare leader strengthens miRNA experts Hummingbird Diagnostics GmbH announced that Prof. Dr. med. Jörg Debatin is appointed Chairman of the Supervisory Board with immediate effect. The former Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of GE Healthcare and CEO of Amedes AG directed the University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf for 8 years…