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GSK: New clinical data demonstrate high vaccine efficacy of Fluarix Tetra (Influenza Vaccine) in children 6-35 months of age

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GSK today announced new data published in The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health from a Phase III clinical trial with Fluarix Tetra (inactivated quadrivalent influenza vaccine [IIV4]) which prevented influenza A and B in children six to 35 months of age. Vaccine efficacy was highest against moderate-to-severe influenza, where the…

NCT Heidelberg: A molecular map of childhood cancers

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Researchers led by Professor Stefan Pfister from the “Hopp Children’s Cancer Center at the NCT Heidelberg” (KiTZ) have been able to draw an extremely detailed molecular map of childhood cancers. In close collaboration with the German Cancer Consortium (DKTK) and the Society for Pediatric Oncology and Hematology (GPOH), they screened…

EMBL: New cryo-EM service at EMBL Heidelberg

On February 28, 2018, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on EMBL: New cryo-EM service at EMBL Heidelberg

Access to state-of-the-art microscopes and outstanding expertise Felix Weis at the new cryo-EM service platform. PHOTO: Marietta Schupp/EMBL Photolab Scientists who want to obtain detailed structures of biological molecules now have a new facility to turn to: the cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) service platform at EMBL Heidelberg. The platform enables scientists…

EMBL: Insights into early cell life

On February 28, 2018, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on EMBL: Insights into early cell life

New technique that elucidates how different types of cells are made, could facilitate earlier detection of diseases Differences between cells can have significant effects during early life and in the early stages of disease Scientists in the Stegle and Marioni groups, in collaboration with scientists at the Babraham Institute and…

DKFZ: Colorectal cancer: Combined analysis enhances risk prediction

On February 28, 2018, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on DKFZ: Colorectal cancer: Combined analysis enhances risk prediction

If first-degree relatives are affected by colorectal cancer, this indicates a person’s own elevated risk of developing bowel cancer. The same holds true for people who have large numbers of genetic risk markers in their genome. Both factors are usually used alternatively, not combined, to predict risk. Scientists from the…

DKFZ: Metastasis: Cell polarity matters

On February 28, 2018, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on DKFZ: Metastasis: Cell polarity matters

Not only the number of migrating cancer cells determines the risk for metastasis but also their characteristics, scientists from the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) have now reported. For circulating cancer cells to be able to invade tissues and settle at other sites in the body, they have to exhibit…

Roche: European Commission approves Roche’s Hemlibra for people with haemophilia A with inhibitors

On February 28, 2018, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on Roche: European Commission approves Roche’s Hemlibra for people with haemophilia A with inhibitors

First new medicine in over 20 years to treat people with haemophilia A with inhibitors in Europe Hemlibra demonstrated superior efficacy compared to prior treatment with bypassing agents in two phase III studies in adults, adolescents and children Once-weekly subcutaneous (under the skin) administration may help reduce treatment burden Roche…

PEPperPRINT: GeneX India Bioscience Pvt. Ltd and PEPperPRINT sign distribution agreement for India

On February 22, 2018, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on PEPperPRINT: GeneX India Bioscience Pvt. Ltd and PEPperPRINT sign distribution agreement for India

PEPperPRINT has signed a distribution agreement with GeneX India Bioscience Pvt. Ltd, covering marketing and sales rights for PEPperCHIP® Peptide Microarrays and PEPperMAP® Services in India. GeneX India BioScience was founded in the year 2004 as a distributor for biotech companies with focus on cell biology, molecular biology & proteomics…

EMBL: Insights into the evolution of a signalling molecule

On February 22, 2018, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on EMBL: Insights into the evolution of a signalling molecule

 EMBL scientists discover how a molecule’s role changes from simple metabolite to instructive signal Retinoic acid signalling is crucial for the marine worm’s nervous system (green) to develop. IMAGE: Mette Handberg-Thorsager/EMBL Among developmental biologists, the signalling molecule retinoic acid is well known for its role in building the vertebrate body….

DKFZ: German Cancer Award for Michael Baumann

On February 22, 2018, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on DKFZ: German Cancer Award for Michael Baumann

Michael Baumann, Chairman and Scientific Director of the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) in Heidelberg, receives the 2017 German Cancer Award in the category “Translational Research”. The science award, which is sponsored by the German Cancer Society and the German Cancer Foundation, is one of the most prestigious distinctions in…