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DKFZ: Using barcodes to trace cell development

On August 17, 2017, Posted by , In Press Releases, With Kommentare deaktiviert für DKFZ: Using barcodes to trace cell development

There are various concepts about how blood cells develop. However, they are based almost exclusively on experiments that solely reflect snapshots. In a publication in Nature, scientists from the German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg now present a novel technique that captures the process in a dynamic way. Using a…

Heidelberg University: Ruperto Carola Again Best German University in Shanghai Ranking

On August 15, 2017, Posted by , In Press Releases, With Kommentare deaktiviert für Heidelberg University: Ruperto Carola Again Best German University in Shanghai Ranking

University moves up five places to rank 42nd worldwide – and 11th in Europe Top again in Germany! The Shanghai Ranking for 2017, i.e. the Academic Ranking of World Universities, today revealed that Heidelberg University is again the best university in Germany, for the fourth successive time after 2014, 2015…

EMBLEM: AbbVie Germany and EMBL announce new collaboration to better understand Alzheimer’s disease mechanism

On August 14, 2017, Posted by , In Press Releases, With Kommentare deaktiviert für EMBLEM: AbbVie Germany and EMBL announce new collaboration to better understand Alzheimer’s disease mechanism

HEIDLBERG and LUDWIGSHAFEN, August 14, 2017 – AbbVie Germany, a local affiliate of a global biopharmaceutical company and the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Europe’s flagship laboratory in life sciences, today announced a 2-year collaboration in the field of neurosciences with the aim to advance research and discovery in Alzheimer’s…

DKFZ: Therapies for older leukemia patients

On August 8, 2017, Posted by , In News,Press Releases, With Kommentare deaktiviert für DKFZ: Therapies for older leukemia patients

The German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG) will provide funding for a new research group at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) and at the University of Freiburg and Freiburg University Medical Center. The scientists will jointly pursue fundamental and clinical research into acute myeloid leukemia (AML). The DFG will…

DKFZ: Cancer cells put the brakes on immune system

On August 8, 2017, Posted by , In News,Press Releases, With Kommentare deaktiviert für DKFZ: Cancer cells put the brakes on immune system

In order for cancer cells to successfully spread and multiply, they must find a way to avoid the body’s own immune system. Scientists at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) have published an explanation for how this occurs with chronic lymphatic leukemia (CLL). The degenerated cells cause an inflammatory reaction…

New England Biolabs partners with EMBL

On August 8, 2017, Posted by , In Press Releases, With Kommentare deaktiviert für New England Biolabs partners with EMBL

Collaboration aims to strengthen training opportunities in the latest technologies for young researchers EMBL welcomes New England Biolabs (NEB) as the newest member of the EMBL Advanced Training Centre (ATC) Corporate Partnership Programme. Together, EMBL and NEB will collaborate to develop workshops and training opportunities in new areas of research….

UK Biobank partners with the EGA

On Juli 21, 2017, Posted by , In Press Releases, With Kommentare deaktiviert für UK Biobank partners with the EGA

Genetic data from the UK Biobank’s major cohort is now distributed through the European Genome–phenome Archive (EGA), ensuring its sustainable, secure delivery to approved biomedical researchers worldwide. Genomic data from the 500,000 people participating in the UK Biobank initiative will be distributed via the European Genome–phenome Archive (EGA), a resource…

DKFZ: Surprising genetic variety in childhood brain cancer

On Juli 20, 2017, Posted by , In Press Releases, With Kommentare deaktiviert für DKFZ: Surprising genetic variety in childhood brain cancer

An international research team led by scientists from the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) and the Hopp Children’s Tumor Center at the NCT Heidelberg (KiTZ) has identified new genetic alterations and mechanisms that lead to very aggressive types of childhood brain cancer. Their results, which have now been published in…

Dynamic PERMIDES Matchmaking Event in Heidelberg

On Juli 18, 2017, Posted by , In Press Releases, With Kommentare deaktiviert für Dynamic PERMIDES Matchmaking Event in Heidelberg

Heidelberg, July 12th 2017 Thirty-three European SMEs gathered in Heidelberg’s Technologiepark this week for a compact and highly efficient PERMIDES Matchmaking Lunch. Biopharma, bioinformatics and IT companies from 12 European countries gave 1-min pitches introducing their company, core expertise and needs to attract the right partners for the 1:1-matchmaking part…

Young Investigator Award for DKFZ researcher

On Juli 18, 2017, Posted by , In Press Releases, With Kommentare deaktiviert für Young Investigator Award for DKFZ researcher

For his work towards developing a vaccine against brain tumors, Lukas Bunse from the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) has received the Young Investigator Award of the 2017 Württemberg Cancer Award. The award comes with a budget of €15,000. Lukas Bunse © DKFZ Tumor cells often exhibit gene mutations that…

DKFZ: How blood vessels slow down and accelerate tumor growth

On Juli 18, 2017, Posted by , In Press Releases, With Kommentare deaktiviert für DKFZ: How blood vessels slow down and accelerate tumor growth

Scientists from the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) and Heidelberg University have discovered a new mechanism that causes faster sprouting of blood vessels. Cells of a specific type called pericytes, which are attached to the outside of fine blood vessels, are involved in this process. If a particular protein molecule…

Technologiepark Heidelberg: Land fördert Startup-Programme mit 2,1 Millionen Euro

On Juli 17, 2017, Posted by , In Press Releases, With Kommentare deaktiviert für Technologiepark Heidelberg: Land fördert Startup-Programme mit 2,1 Millionen Euro

Stuttgart, 14. Juli 2017 – Im Rahmen des Startup-Gipfels in Stuttgart konnten die Projektpartner der Startup-Programme Life Science Accelerator und Up2B einen Förderbescheid über 2,1 Millionen Euro entgegennehmen. Mit der Förderung von insgesamt sechs innovativen Vorhaben gaben Ministerpräsident Winfried Kretschmann (Grüne) und Wirtschaftsministerin Nicole Hoffmeister-Kraut (CDU) den Startschuss für die neue Gründungsoffensive…

Roche’s OCREVUS (ocrelizumab) approved for relapsing and primary progressive multiple sclerosis in Australia

On Juli 17, 2017, Posted by , In Press Releases, With Kommentare deaktiviert für Roche’s OCREVUS (ocrelizumab) approved for relapsing and primary progressive multiple sclerosis in Australia

Second approval after the US for OCREVUS as the first and only approved treatment for people with primary progressive multiple sclerosis, a highly disabling form of MS Australia has among the highest prevalence of MS in the Southern Hemisphere1 Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announced today that OCREVUS® (ocrelizumab)…

European Health Catapult: On a cruise with 19 innovative start-ups for new solutions in healthy living and active ageing

On Juli 13, 2017, Posted by , In Press Releases, With Kommentare deaktiviert für European Health Catapult: On a cruise with 19 innovative start-ups for new solutions in healthy living and active ageing

Regional Selection Event for European Health Catapult in Heidelberg   On 11 July 2017, EIT Health Germany together with BioRN organized the second edition of the SHIP – Ship for Health Innovation Pitches in Heidelberg. The aim of the event was to select the best healthcare start-ups in the categories…

TU Kaiserslautern: 5,4 Millionen Euro jährlich durch die Forschungsinitiative Rheinland-Pfalz

On Juli 13, 2017, Posted by , In Allgemein, With Kommentare deaktiviert für TU Kaiserslautern: 5,4 Millionen Euro jährlich durch die Forschungsinitiative Rheinland-Pfalz

Der rheinland-pfälzische Wissenschaftsminister Konrad Wolf hat heute gemeinsam mit den Präsidenten der Universitäten und Hochschulen des Landes die Zielvereinbarung zur Weiterführung der „Forschungsinitiative Rheinland-Pfalz“ bis 2018 unterzeichnet. Auch die TU Kaiserslautern wird von dieser nächsten Förderphase mit jährlich 5,4 Millionen Euro profitieren. Mit dem Geld soll die Forschung weiter gestärkt…

New name for EMBL’s site in Italy

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EMBL’s unit in Italy is changing name to reflect better its new research focuses and highlight its location for EMBL’s international audience. EMBL’s unit in Italy is changing name to reflect better its new research focuses and highlight its location for EMBL’s international audience. It is now the: Epigenetics and…

Phenex AG announces milestone payment from Janssen for the entry of RORgt inhibitor into Phase I

On Juli 10, 2017, Posted by , In Press Releases, With Kommentare deaktiviert für Phenex AG announces milestone payment from Janssen for the entry of RORgt inhibitor into Phase I

Phenex AG announces milestone payment from Janssen for the entry of RORgt inhibitor into Phase I Phenex drug discovery has now resulted in two clinical stage programs this year through research collaborations Ludwigshafen, Germany, July 10, 2017 Phenex Pharmaceuticals AG (Phenex) today announced the achievement of a milestone in the…

Fraunhofer IGB: Mehr Raum für angewandte Forschung

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Mehr Raum für angewandte Forschung Fraunhofer Presseinformation / 7.7.2017 Anfang des Jahres wurde in Stuttgart-Vaihingen ein neues Technikumgebäude für die Fraunhofer-Institute IGB und IPA in Betrieb genommen. Der Neubau beherbergt Labore, Versuchsfelder und Technika in den Themenfeldern Robotik, Ressourceneffizienz und Laborautomatisierung, Lebensmittel- und Medizintechnik sowie Wasseraufbereitung. Damit steht dem Standort…

Merck Biopharma Innovation Cup 2017 – Announcement of the winning team

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Merck, a leading science and technology company, today announced the winners of its seventh Biopharma Innovation Cup. The winning team received €20,000 for its innovative idea around the role of Natural Killer. 06 JUL 2017 | Darmstadt, Germany Winning team receives €20,000 for innovative project proposal on the role of…

Merck Awards €1.25 Million to Research Projects Through its 2017 Grant for Fertility Innovation (GFI)

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Merck today announced its commitment to award €1.25 million to research projects in the field of fertility, supporting the advancement of medical science through the Grant for Fertility Innovation (GFI) in 2017 05 JUL 2017 | Darmstadt, Germany Two projects are awarded funds to advance the fertility field Professor Lunenfeld…