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University of Heidelberg – Innovation Campus: new construction site for the network “Biology at the nanoscale”

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Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Science will support a research bridge between the Ruperto Carola and the Max Planck Institute for Medical Research in Heidelberg, by funding a new building in the life science innovation campus “Heidelberg 4 life”. The funding has been formalized by the Minister of Science, Research and the…

BioMed X and Roche announce research collaboration in the field of immunology

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BioMed X announced today the initiation of a new research collaboration with F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd in the field of immunology. Within the framework of the agreement, BioMed X will launch a global call for applications to establish a new biomedical research group in Heidelberg. The main objective of the…

New EMBL spinoff company Velabs Therapeutics to accelerate antibody discovery

On March 8, 2018, Posted by , In News, By , , With Comments Off on New EMBL spinoff company Velabs Therapeutics to accelerate antibody discovery

An established proprietary microfluidics technology from the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) allows for fast screening of antibodies from natural sources and even difficult targets. With the startup company Velabs Therapeutics, launched by EMBL and its technology transfer arm EMBLEM Technology Transfer GmbH (EMBLEM) together with private investors, the advantages…

EMBL recognises the outstanding work of alumni with the John Kendrew and Lennart Philipson Awards

On March 7, 2018, Posted by , In News, By , , With Comments Off on EMBL recognises the outstanding work of alumni with the John Kendrew and Lennart Philipson Awards

From Big Data to viral enzymes, EMBL alumni are tackling questions across the full range of science disciplines. This year’s alumni awards celebrate this diversity by showcasing the work of Nils Gehlenborg, winner of the 2018 John Kendrew Young Scientist Award, and Raffaele De Francesco, winner of the 2018 Lennart Philipson Award….

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

On March 6, 2018, Posted by , In News, By , , With Comments Off on GSK: New clinical data demonstrate high vaccine efficacy of Fluarix Tetra (Influenza Vaccine) in children 6-35 months of age

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…