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Heidelberg University: Highly Organised Process: How Protein Complexes Form in the Cell

On October 8, 2018, Posted by , In News, By , With Comments Off on Heidelberg University: Highly Organised Process: How Protein Complexes Form in the Cell

Heidelberg researchers gain fundamental new insights into synthesis of biologically active complexes. The formation of protein complexes is a highly organised process that does not begin with the “finished” proteins. Studies conducted by researchers at the Center for Molecular Biology of Heidelberg University (ZMBH) and the German Cancer Research Center…

Breast cancer: Towards individualized therapy

On October 8, 2018, Posted by , In News, By , , With Comments Off on Breast cancer: Towards individualized therapy

Breast cancer is as manifold as are those who are affected. Therefore, scientists and physicians from the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg University Hospital (UKHD) and the National Center for Tumor Diseases (NCT) in Heidelberg are generating genetic profiles from metastatic tissue samples before they choose, on this basis,…

Preclinical Efficacy Data of Apogenix’ HERA – CD27L Published in Frontiers in Oncology

On October 4, 2018, Posted by , In News, By , With Comments Off on Preclinical Efficacy Data of Apogenix’ HERA – CD27L Published in Frontiers in Oncology

Apogenix, a biopharmaceutical company developing next generation immuno-oncology therapeutics, announced today that new data published in the current volume of Frontiers in Oncology demonstrate the potent anti – tumor efficacy of Apogenix’ HERA – CD27L. In contrast to antibodies in development, HERA – CD27L is the first true CD27 receptor…

EMBL & Heidelberg University: Ageing is visible in the way cells use glucose

On October 2, 2018, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on EMBL & Heidelberg University: Ageing is visible in the way cells use glucose

EMBL researchers and collaborators unveil the molecular mechanisms of ageing in human stem cells Getting older means a few more wrinkles and grey hairs. Deep down, ageing also entails a functional decline of your cells and especially of stem cells. A research team from EMBL and Heidelberg University has studied…

VAXIMM Announces Regional Development and Commercialization Agreement with China Medical System Holdings

On September 24, 2018, Posted by , In News, By , With Comments Off on VAXIMM Announces Regional Development and Commercialization Agreement with China Medical System Holdings

CMS gains exclusive rights to current VAXIMM pipeline and option for future programs for China and other Asian countries, ex-Japan VAXIMM to receive potential development and commercial milestone payments plus royalties on sales CMS to make an equity investment in VAXIMM Basel (Switzerland) and Mannheim (Germany), September 20, 2018 –…

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…