Heidelberg University: DFG Funding For Heidelberg Collaborative Research Centres

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Ruperto Carola succeeds with three consortia in the latest approval round. Heidelberg University succeeded in gaining support from the German Research Foundation (DFG) in the latest approval round, receiving funding for three research networks. Two Collaborative Research Centres (CRC) in Heidelberg Medicine, the “Reactive Metabolites as a Cause of Diabetic…

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

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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…

Cleavage Product of Alzheimer’s Key Protein APP Stimulates Nerve Cell Communication

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Neuroprotective role of APPsα: A histological section through the hippocampus is depicted in the background. The red staining shows APPsα in neuronal cell bodies. The green staining shows the dendritic processes of nerve cells. Source: Max Richter, Müller research group A cleavage product of the Alzheimer’s APP protein stimulates nerve…

Heidelberg, Paris, Prague and Warsaw Build European University Alliance

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Signing of the declaration on the founding of the European University Alliance “4EU“: From left to right, Prof. Dr Marcin Palys (University of Warsaw), Prof. Dr Jean Chambaz (Sorbonne University), Prof. Dr Bernhard Eitel (Heidelberg University) and Vice-President Prof. Dr Lenka Rovná (on behalf of the President of Charles University…

Boehringer Ingelheim and Vanderbilt University Expand Partnership to Develop Novel Treatment Approaches for Cancer

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Boehringer Ingelheim and Vanderbilt University announced the expansion of their successful existing collaboration to develop novel anti-cancer compounds. The expanded research partnership will focus on the discovery and development of new chemical therapeutics targeting the pro-survival protein MCL1 as a potential therapy against MCL1 dependent cancers. This is the third…

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

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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…

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…