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…

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…

DKFZ/HD Uni Hospital/EMBL: Genetic analysis for certain childhood brain tumors soon a standard-of-care?

On May 14, 2018, Posted by , In News, By ,, , With Comments Off on DKFZ/HD Uni Hospital/EMBL: Genetic analysis for certain childhood brain tumors soon a standard-of-care?

An international team of researchers from the Hopp Children’s Cancer Center at the NCT Heidelberg (KiTZ), the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) and the German Cancer Consortium (DKTK) together with colleagues at the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis and the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto has summarized…

DKFZ: High science distinction for Michael Baumann

On May 9, 2018, Posted by , In News, By ,, , With Comments Off on DKFZ: High science distinction for Michael Baumann

At its 100th Annual Meeting, the American Radium Society honored Michael Baumann, Chairman and Scientific Director of the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), with the Janeway Gold Medal. The medal, which is awarded for outstanding contributions in cancer therapy, is one of the most prestigious distinctions in radiation oncology. Michael…

A booked out BioRN Lounge welcomed Prof. Andreas Trumpp from Hi-STEM

On April 25, 2018, Posted by , In Press Releases, By ,, , With Comments Off on A booked out BioRN Lounge welcomed Prof. Andreas Trumpp from Hi-STEM

Heidelberg, 25.04.2018 BioRN Lounge Prof. Andreas Trumpp from HI-STEM talked about “Stem Cells and Cancer: From Molecular Mechanism to Clinical Trials” Once again, the BioRN Lounge was the occasion for the life science companies as well for scientists from our research institutes, to meet and chat about latest news and…

DKFZ/Heidelberg University: ERC Advanced Grants for Hellmut Augustin and Christof Niehrs

On April 23, 2018, Posted by , In News, By ,, , With Comments Off on DKFZ/Heidelberg University: ERC Advanced Grants for Hellmut Augustin and Christof Niehrs

The European Research Council ERC’s Advanced Grants promote visionary projects of fundamental research. This year, Hellmut Augustin (University of Heidelberg and DKFZ) and Christof Niehrs (University of Mainz and DKFZ) received the prestigious funding. Hellmut Augustin © DKFZ The European Research Council, set up in 2007, promotes fundamental research in…

HI-STEM / DKFZ: Double success for Heidelberg stem cell researchers

On April 4, 2018, Posted by , In News, By ,, , With Comments Off on HI-STEM / DKFZ: Double success for Heidelberg stem cell researchers

Two awards at once, both carrying high monetary prizes, go to young researchers from the Heidelberg Institute for Stem Cell Research and Experimental Medicine (HI-STEM) at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ): Simon Raffel will receive the 2018 Walter Schulz Prize for his discovery how misregulated breakdown of amino acids…

HI-STEM: Ten years of successful research on cancer stem cells – Start of the third funding period

On March 21, 2018, Posted by , In News, By , , With Comments Off on HI-STEM: Ten years of successful research on cancer stem cells – Start of the third funding period

HI-STEM, the Heidelberg Institute for Stem Cell Technology and Experimental Medicine at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), is looking back on ten successful years. In numerous types of cancer, HI-STEM researchers have been able to show the role of stem cells in the development, spread and therapy resistance of…

DKFZ- Diabetes: Are high blood glucose levels an effect rather than the cause of the disease?

On March 19, 2018, Posted by , In Research Article, By , , With Comments Off on DKFZ- Diabetes: Are high blood glucose levels an effect rather than the cause of the disease?

Insulin resistance and elevated blood glucose levels are considered to be the cause of type 2 diabetes. However, scientists from the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) and Heidelberg University Hospital have now provided evidence that things might be completely different. They showed in flies that elevated levels of the metabolite…