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Heidelberg University: Intel and Researchers from Heidelberg and Dresden present three new neuromorphic chips

On Februar 20, 2018, Posted by , In Press Releases, With Kommentare deaktiviert für Heidelberg University: Intel and Researchers from Heidelberg and Dresden present three new neuromorphic chips

Researchers from Heidelberg University and TU Dresden, together with Intel Corporation, will reveal three new neuromorphic chips during the NICE Workshop 2018 in the USA. These chips have an extraordinary ability: They are able to mimic important aspects of biological brains by being energy efficient, resilient and able to learn….

Sanofi to acquire Ablynx for €3.9 Billion

On Januar 30, 2018, Posted by , In Press Releases, With Kommentare deaktiviert für Sanofi to acquire Ablynx for €3.9 Billion

Strengthens Sanofi’s R&D strategy with innovative Nanobody® technology platform Expands growing rare blood disorders franchise with Ablynx’s late-stage investigational caplacizumab aTTP treatment Unanimously approved by Sanofi and Ablynx Boards of Directors Paris, France and Ghent, Belgium – January 29, 2018 – Sanofi and Ablynx, a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the…

DKFZ/Heidelberg University Hospital: Kristian Pajtler received $100,000 award for brain cancer research

On Januar 30, 2018, Posted by , In Press Releases, With Kommentare deaktiviert für DKFZ/Heidelberg University Hospital: Kristian Pajtler received $100,000 award for brain cancer research

Kristian Pajtler, a pediatric oncologist from the „Hopp Children’s Cancer Center at the NCT Heidelberg“ (KiTZ), received the 2018 CERN Scientific Fellowship Award with a monetary prize of 100,000 US dollars. Pajtler has been awarded the distinction for his work on ependymoma, a rare type of brain cancer. The „Hopp…

DKFZ: A weak heart due to metabolic change

On Januar 24, 2018, Posted by , In Press Releases, With Kommentare deaktiviert für DKFZ: A weak heart due to metabolic change

The heart derives its energy primarily from fatty acids. However, if a metabolic shift to other energy sources takes place, this can result in congestive heart failure, scientists from the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) and Heidelberg University Hospital have now discovered. This underscores the role of metabolism in heart…

DKFZ: Starving Tumors: New Target Discovered

On Januar 24, 2018, Posted by , In Press Releases, With Kommentare deaktiviert für DKFZ: Starving Tumors: New Target Discovered

Actively growing tumors have a high demand for oxygen and nutrients. Therefore, they stimulate the growth of blood vessels. This process is called angiogenesis. If tumor-associated angiogenesis is suppressed, this may limit tumor growth. Scientists from the German Cancer Research Center and the European Center for Angioscience at Heidelberg University…

DKFZ: Modular gene enhancer promotes leukemia and regulates effectiveness of chemotherapy

On Januar 19, 2018, Posted by , In Press Releases, With Kommentare deaktiviert für DKFZ: Modular gene enhancer promotes leukemia and regulates effectiveness of chemotherapy

Every day, billions of new blood cells are generated in the bone marrow. The gene Myc is known to play an important role in this process, and is also known to play a role in cancer. Scientists from the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) and the Heidelberg Institute for Stem…

Heidelberg University: DFG grants millions for lipid research and research in plant processes

On November 28, 2017, Posted by , In News,Press Releases, With Kommentare deaktiviert für Heidelberg University: DFG grants millions for lipid research and research in plant processes

The Collaborative Research Centre/Transregio 83 “Molecular Architecture and Cellular Functions of Lipid/Protein Assemblies”, a joint network in lipid research of the universities of Heidelberg, Dresden, and Bonn, will continue its work in a third funding period. After a successful evaluation, the German Research Foundation (DFG) has approved funds of about…

Nine “Highly Cited Researchers”: Heidelberg Most Successful German University

On November 22, 2017, Posted by , In Press Releases, With Kommentare deaktiviert für Nine “Highly Cited Researchers”: Heidelberg Most Successful German University

International evaluation names researchers whose publications have been quoted most often worldwide On the list of highly cited researchers, that has just appeared, Heidelberg University is represented with nine researchers. This international evaluation names researchers whose publications have been quoted most often worldwide in the natural sciences, social sciences or…

BioMed X and Boehringer Ingelheim start new joint research group in bacterial modulation of innate immunity

On November 22, 2017, Posted by , In News,Press Releases, With Kommentare deaktiviert für BioMed X and Boehringer Ingelheim start new joint research group in bacterial modulation of innate immunity

Heidelberg, Germany, November 22, 2017 – BioMed X announced today the start of a new joint research group with Boehringer Ingelheim at the BioMed X Innovation Center in Heidelberg. The focus of the group will be to identify novel regulatory pathways within the innate immune system, through understanding molecular mechanisms…

EMBL: High-res Ebola model could spark new questions

On November 15, 2017, Posted by , In News,Press Releases, With Kommentare deaktiviert für EMBL: High-res Ebola model could spark new questions

High-res Ebola model could spark new questions By peering into the strands of the Ebola virus (pictured here), researchers were able to create a 3D model of the nucleocapsid. IMAGE: NIAID (CC BY 2.0) EMBL researchers create highest resolution 3D model of important structure within Ebola virus Although the ravages…