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EMBL: Constructing new tissue shapes with light

On June 19, 2018, Posted by , In News, By , , With Comments Off on EMBL: Constructing new tissue shapes with light

Two examples of the tissue shapes the team created. IMAGE: Stefano De Renzis/EMBL EMBL researchers guide the shape of cells and tissues with optogenetics Constructing biological tissues, such as skin, muscle, or bone, in customized shapes is now one step closer. Researchers at EMBL have succeeded in guiding the folding…

New member: Welcome to HS Analysis in our cluster

On June 19, 2018, Posted by , In News, By , With Comments Off on New member: Welcome to HS Analysis in our cluster

We are happy to welcome in our cluster HS Analysis. The most up-to-date artificial intelligence is one key technology of automatic interpretation of tissue samples in the software of HS Analysis. In order to enable scientists and pathologists at university hospitals and in the pharma industry to find quick answers…

Roche joins EMBL’s Corporate Partnership Programme

On June 12, 2018, Posted by , In News, By ,, , With Comments Off on Roche joins EMBL’s Corporate Partnership Programme

Roche and EMBL join forces to create new training opportunities for young researchers                               EMBL welcomes Roche, a frontrunner in personalised healthcare and leading provider of in vitro diagnostics, to the EMBL Advanced Training Centre Corporate Partnership Programme. The new partners will develop advanced training for young investigators and the…

DKFZ / Malaria: Cooperating antibodies enhance immune response

On June 11, 2018, Posted by , In News, By , , With Comments Off on DKFZ / Malaria: Cooperating antibodies enhance immune response

Malaria is one of the most inflicting infectious diseases worldwide. Scientists from the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) in Heidelberg, Germany, and from The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto, Canada, have studied how the human immune system combats malaria infections. In this study, the researchers discovered a previously…

European Vaccination Initiative: TRANSVAC Launch Call for trainings in vaccinology

On June 7, 2018, Posted by , In News, By , With Comments Off on European Vaccination Initiative: TRANSVAC Launch Call for trainings in vaccinology

The first call for training modules has been launched, the deadline for application is 1 July 2018. Training scientists in vaccine research and development (R&D) is crucial in order to sustain Europe’s excellence in this field. The TRANSVAC2 Consortium has set up training modules at leading European centers that can…

DKFZ: What is the economic value of a life year?

On June 5, 2018, Posted by , In News, By , With Comments Off on DKFZ: What is the economic value of a life year?

Whether or not a medical treatment is added to the catalogue of services covered by a national health care scheme, in many jurisdictions largely depends on the economic assessment of its cost benefit ratio. The so-called “value of a statistical life year” (VSLY) is an important point of reference for…

DKFZ: Breast cancer – Microproteins essential for cancer growth

On June 1, 2018, Posted by , In News, By ,, , With Comments Off on DKFZ: Breast cancer – Microproteins essential for cancer growth

Breast cancer is one of the leading causes of death in women worldwide. In order to develop new therapies, it is necessary to understand exactly how breast cancer cells function. Scientists at the German Cancer Research Center have taken an important step in this direction: In tumor tissue from breast…

Heidelberg University: DFG Funding For Heidelberg Collaborative Research Centres

On May 24, 2018, Posted by , In News, By , With Comments Off on Heidelberg University: DFG Funding For Heidelberg Collaborative Research Centres

Ruperto Carola succeeds with three consortia in the latest approval round. Heidelberg University succeeded in gaining support from the German Research Foundation (DFG) in the latest approval round, receiving funding for three research networks. Two Collaborative Research Centres (CRC) in Heidelberg Medicine, the “Reactive Metabolites as a Cause of Diabetic…

EVI: European-African partnership to advance the development of a Leishmania vaccine

On May 16, 2018, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on EVI: European-African partnership to advance the development of a Leishmania vaccine

Phase II clinical trials in Sudan of a therapeutic vaccine to prevent post kala azar dermal leishmaniasis to be supported by European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership Heidelberg, 16 May 2018 Fresh funding from the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) has been secured by a consortium…

DKFZ: “Universal antibodies” disarm various pathogens

On May 15, 2018, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on DKFZ: “Universal antibodies” disarm various pathogens

Scientists from the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) have been studying how the immune system succeeds in keeping pathogens in check. For the first time, the researchers have now discovered antibodies that are capable of disarming not only one specific bacterium but a whole variety of microorganisms at once. The…