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First images of cells exposed to COVID-19 vaccine reveal native-like Coronavirus spikes

How the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine works

09-Apr-2021 New research has for the first time compared images of the protein spikes that develop on the surface of cells exposed to the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine to the protein spike of the SARS-CoV-19 coronavirus. The images show that the spikes are highly similar to those of the virus and support ... more

Speeding up sequence alignment across the tree of life

A sequence search engine for a new era of conservation genomics

09-Apr-2021 A team of researchers from the Max Planck Institutes of Developmental Biology in Tübingen and the Max Planck Computing and Data Facility in Garching develops new search capabilities that will allow to compare the biochemical makeup of different species from across the tree of life. Its comb ... more

Exercise makes you hungry

Why physical activity entices you to eat more – and how to fight it

09-Apr-2021 According to statistics from the German Obesity Society, around two thirds (67 percent) of men and half (53 percent) of women in Germany are overweight. Accordingly, they have a body mass index (BMI) of over 25. In addition, according to the Consumption and Media Analysis 2020, around 7.17 ... more

Energy transmission by gold nanoparticles coupled to DNA structures

Using DNA structures as scaffolds, Tim Liedl has shown that precisely positioned gold nanoparticles can serve as efficient energy transmitters

09-Apr-2021 Since the inception of the field in 2006, laboratories around the world have been exploring the use of ‘DNA origami’ for the assembly of complex nanostructures. The method is based on DNA strands with defined sequences that interact via localized base pairing. “With the aid of short strands ... more

Radical Attack on Live Cells

Stimulation of tiny areas on cellular surfaces with free radicals using a microfluidic probe

08-Apr-2021 Is there a way to chemically manipulate small, confined areas on cellular surfaces? Scientists have developed a microfluidic probe to send a flow of free radicals on live cells and track the outcome using fluorescence imaging. As outlined in the journal Angewandte Chemie, this approach make ... more

Detection of viruses, bacteria and toxins in real time

IHP scientists win Leibniz Founding Award 2021

08-Apr-2021 For their start-up project HyPhoX, the scientists Dr. Patrick Steglich and Prof. Dr. Andreas Mai from the Leibniz Institute for High Performance Microelectronics, IHP, in Frankfurt Oder received the Leibniz Founding Award 2021. The award-winning project provides a universal analysis tool fo ... more

Tiny brains grown in 3D-printed bioreactor

Small device contains wells to let small bits of tissue grow, develop, and be studied in real time

08-Apr-2021 Scientists from MIT and the Indian Institute of Technology Madras have grown small amounts of self-organizing brain tissue, known as organoids, in a tiny 3D-printed system that allows observation while they grow and develop. The work is reported in Biomicrofluidics, by AIP Publishing. Curre ... more

Heavy water tastes sweet

But not to mice

08-Apr-2021 Ordinary pure water has no distinct taste, but how about heavy water - does it taste sweet, as anecdotal evidence going back to 1930s may have indicated? And if yes - why, when D2O is chemically practically identical to H2O, of which it is a stable naturally-occurring isotope? These questio ... more

Breakthrough in the production of three-dimensional molecular structures

New dimensions in organic chemistry through light-mediated synthesis

07-Apr-2021 A major goal of organic and medicinal chemistry in recent decades has been the rapid synthesis of three-dimensional molecules for the development of new drugs. These drug candidates exhibit a variety of improved properties compared to predominantly flat molecular structures, which are refle ... more

Scientists create the next generation of living robots

Artificial living organisms can move material in swarms and record information

07-Apr-2021 Last year, a team of biologists and computer scientists from Tufts University and the University of Vermont (UVM) created novel, tiny self-healing biological machines from frog cells called "Xenobots" that could move around, push a payload, and even exhibit collective behavior in the presen ... more

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Speeding up sequence alignment across the tree of life

A sequence search engine for a new era of conservation genomics

09-Apr-2021 A team of researchers from the Max Planck Institutes of Developmental Biology in Tübingen and the Max Planck Computing and Data Facility in Garching develops new search capabilities that will allow to compare the biochemical makeup of different species from across the tree of life. Its comb ... more

Radical Attack on Live Cells

Stimulation of tiny areas on cellular surfaces with free radicals using a microfluidic probe

08-Apr-2021 Is there a way to chemically manipulate small, confined areas on cellular surfaces? Scientists have developed a microfluidic probe to send a flow of free radicals on live cells and track the outcome using fluorescence imaging. As outlined in the journal Angewandte Chemie, this approach make ... more

Detection of viruses, bacteria and toxins in real time

IHP scientists win Leibniz Founding Award 2021

08-Apr-2021 For their start-up project HyPhoX, the scientists Dr. Patrick Steglich and Prof. Dr. Andreas Mai from the Leibniz Institute for High Performance Microelectronics, IHP, in Frankfurt Oder received the Leibniz Founding Award 2021. The award-winning project provides a universal analysis tool fo ... more

Tiny brains grown in 3D-printed bioreactor

Small device contains wells to let small bits of tissue grow, develop, and be studied in real time

08-Apr-2021 Scientists from MIT and the Indian Institute of Technology Madras have grown small amounts of self-organizing brain tissue, known as organoids, in a tiny 3D-printed system that allows observation while they grow and develop. The work is reported in Biomicrofluidics, by AIP Publishing. Curre ... more

First 3D Images of a Giant Molecule

Resolution up to a millionth of a millimeter

26-Mar-2021 Capturing the structure of large molecular complexes with variable shape is an extremely difficult task. Scientists from Würzburg and Montpellier now have been able to do it – thanks to a new approach regarding an important protein machine. SMN or in full Survival Motor Neuron: Professor Ut ... more

DZNE’s First Spin-off “Neuron–D” Uses Innovative Technology for Drug Testing

Drug Screening with 3D Cell Cultures

24-Mar-2021 On the basis of a license agreement with the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) and the Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research Dresden (IPF), the Dresden-based start-up “Neuron-D GmbH” is developing a high-throughput system for testing drug candidates to treat neurodegenerat ... more

New single-cell analysis of leucemic stem cells

New method to distinguish between cancer stem cells, mature cancer cells and healthy tissue stem cells

23-Mar-2021 A new method allows stem cells and cancer stem cells to be studied at the single cell level and the resulting cell clones to be traced directly. The method was developed by scientists from the Stem Cell Institute HI-STEM, the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), the European Molecular Biol ... more

Does bat DNA hold the answer to aging well?

Bats not only live to a very old age, but they also stay healthy and rarely develop cancer

17-Mar-2021 A new study published in Nature Communications shows that the age of bats can be predicted with high accuracy based on DNA methylation patterns. A global team of researchers with the participation of the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin examined the number of methyl groups (CH3) bound to the DN ... more

Can chips replace animal testing?

Hebrew University and startup develop bionic chips to create cancer-fighting drugs without need for animal testing

16-Mar-2021 A team of researchers led by Professor Yaakov Nahmias, director of the Grass Center for Bioengineering at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and founder of Tissue Dynamic, introduced a new technological approach that has the potential to rapidly develop new drugs without the need for animal ... more

Predicting success in therapy with individualized cancer models

Further step in the direction of individualized medicine

11-Mar-2021 Scientists at Urology Research Laboratory of the Department for BioMedical Research (DBMR), University of Bern and Urology Department of the Inselspital of Bern, have established organoid culture models from prostate tumor biopsies. These are small clusters of cells which can be used to tes ... more

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Tiny brains grown in 3D-printed bioreactor

Small device contains wells to let small bits of tissue grow, develop, and be studied in real time

08-Apr-2021 Scientists from MIT and the Indian Institute of Technology Madras have grown small amounts of self-organizing brain tissue, known as organoids, in a tiny 3D-printed system that allows observation while they grow and develop. The work is reported in Biomicrofluidics, by AIP Publishing. Curre ... more

Scientists create the next generation of living robots

Artificial living organisms can move material in swarms and record information

07-Apr-2021 Last year, a team of biologists and computer scientists from Tufts University and the University of Vermont (UVM) created novel, tiny self-healing biological machines from frog cells called "Xenobots" that could move around, push a payload, and even exhibit collective behavior in the presen ... more

Biofuels from the brewery?

Separating beer waste into proteins for foods, and fiber for biofuels

07-Apr-2021 Home brewing enthusiasts and major manufacturers alike experience the same result of the beer-making process: mounds of leftover grain. Once all the flavor has been extracted from barley and other grains, what's left is a protein- and fiber-rich powder that is typically used in cattle feed ... more

New Drug Grips Tumor Cells with Two Arms

Clinical trial in the USA

06-Apr-2021 The first patients with advanced tumors have been treated with a novel antibody-based in a clinical trial in the USA. It uses an invention of the Technische Universität Braunschweig: The team of Professor Stefan Dübel, head of the Department of Biotechnology, discovered a human antibody tha ... more

Evonik makes follow-on investment into In Ovo to support launch of gender-testing machine for eggs

Biotechnology start-up reaches commercialization stage for its technology

06-Apr-2021 Evonik has made a follow-up investment in the biotechnology start-up In Ovo through its venture capital unit. The investment comes as the young company reaches the commercialization stage for its technology and is bringing its gender-testing machine for eggs to the market. Together with co- ... more

Scientists identify molecular pathway that helps moving cells avoid aimless wandering

Findings from Johns Hopkins Medicine study have potential implications for understanding cancer cell spread

01-Apr-2021 Working with fruit flies, scientists at Johns Hopkins Medicine say they have identified a new molecular pathway that helps steer moving cells in specific directions. The set of interconnected proteins and enzymes in the pathway act as steering and rudder components that drive cells toward a ... more

US company acquires spin-off from Jacobs University researchers

31-Mar-2021 Two years ago, Sebastian Springer, Professor of Biochemistry and Cell Biology at Jacobs University Bremen, founded Tetramer-Shop together with scientists from the Technical University of Denmark. Now the pioneer in biomedical reagents for cancer diagnostics, based in Copenhagen, has been so ... more

Optogenetics: Light Regulates an Enzyme

New tool for cell biology: Würzburg researchers have developed a light sensor with an enzyme function that can be switched on and off with different light colours

30-Mar-2021 The unicellular green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii has already given research a massive boost: One of its light sensors, channelrhodopsin-2, founded the success of optogenetics about 20 years ago. In this technology, the alga's light sensor is incorporated into cells or small living orga ... more

The Otto Warburg Medal 2020 goes to Patrick Cramer

Honor for outstanding research in the field of transcription and gene regulation.

30-Mar-2021 Tthe German Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (GBM e.V.) and its cooperation partners, Elsevier and Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA), presented the Otto Warburg Medal. Patrick Cramer from the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry (Göttingen, Germany) is being honore ... more

PhoreMost closes £33M Series B financing

Start-up is advancing its pipeline of novel therapies for oncology and diseases of ageing

25-Mar-2021 PhoreMost Ltd., the UK-based biopharmaceutical company dedicated to ‘Drugging the Undruggable®’ disease targets, announced it has completed an oversubscribed £33m ($46m) Series B investment round. The round was led by BGF, the UK’s most active growth economy investor, and included new inves ... more

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Simple, non-invasive skin swab samples are enough to quickly detect COVID-19

18-Mar-2021 Researchers at the University of Surrey have found that non-invasive skin swab samples may be enough to detect COVID-19. The most widely used approach to testing for COVID-19 requires a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test, which involves taking a swab of the back of the throat and far insi ... more

Hyperpolarized proton magnetic resonance imaging used to observe metabolic processes in real time

New technique using nuclear spin hyperpolarization of hydrogen paves the way for further advances in the field of MRI

15-Mar-2021 Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is already widely used in medicine for diagnostic purposes. Hyperpolarized MRI is a more recent development and its research and application potential has yet to be fully explored. Researchers at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) and the Helmholtz In ... more

Mikrogen Diagnostics acquires Lophius Biosciences

12-Mar-2021 The diagnostic company Mikrogen GmbH from Neuried is acquiring Lophius Biosciences GmbH from BioPark Regensburg to enter the future market of T-cell based tests. Immunodiagnostics plays a huge role in the fields of transplantation as well as infectious diseases and autoimmune disease. Lophi ... more

PerkinElmer Completes Acquisition of Oxford Immunotec

12-Mar-2021 PerkinElmer, Inc. announced that the Company has completed its previously announced acquisition of Oxford Immunotec Global PLC (Oxford Immunotec). PerkinElmer originally announced its intent to acquire Oxford Immunotec on January 7, 2021. “Oxford Immunotec’s global role in fighting tubercul ... more

AI-based analysis system for the diagnosis of breast cancer

For the first time, morphological, molecular and histological data are integrated in a single analysis

12-Mar-2021 Researchers at TU Berlin and Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin as well as the University of Oslo have developed a new tissue-section analysis system for diagnosing breast cancer based on artificial intelligence (AI). Two further developments make this system unique: For the first time, m ... more

Innovative Blood Test Based on Infrared Light

Monitoring health and detect disorders at an early stage

11-Mar-2021 A new study carried out by a team of laser physicists, molecular biologists and physicians based at LMU Munich and the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics has confirmed the temporal stability of the molecular composition of blood in a population of healthy individuals. The data provide ... more

PathoFact identifies pathogens faster and more accurately

New open access tool for the diagnosis of infections

03-Mar-2021 Scientists from the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) and the Department of Life Sciences and Medicine of the University of Luxembourg have developed a new bioinformatics tool that can help them identify pathogens much faster and more accurately than was ever possible with co ... more

QIAGEN expands Supervisory Board with appointment of a new member

23-Feb-2021 QIAGEN announced the appointment of Thomas Ebeling, a leading international executive with extensive experience in the healthcare, media and consumer goods industries, as a member of the Supervisory Board with immediate effect. Mr. Ebeling joins QIAGEN as part of a process launched by the S ... more

Detecting single molecules and diagnosing diseases with a smartphone

Researchers show that the light emitted by a single molecule can be detected with a low-cost optical setup. Their prototype could facilitate medical diagnostics

17-Feb-2021 Biomarkers play a central role in the diagnosis of disease and assessment of its course. Among the markers now in use are genes, proteins, hormones, lipids and other classes of molecules. Biomarkers can be found in the blood, in cerebrospinal fluid, urine and various types of tissues, but m ... more

Coronavirus Test From a Suitcase

Mobile laboratory for rapid detection of SARS-CoV-2

15-Feb-2021 The PCR test is the most accurate tool to identify SARS-CoV-2. However, valid results are often available only after days. Moreover, the laboratory must be well equipped, have trained personnel and sufficient financial resources. All of this is usually a problem in Africa. A portable suitca ... more

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Lab supplies out of the 3D printer

LAUDA invests in Better Basics start-up

18-Mar-2021 LAUDA will cooperate with Better Basics Laborbedarf GmbH (BBL). The Dresden-based company, founded in 2019, develops, manufactures and sells smart basic equipment for laboratories that simplifies the organization of laboratory workstations and supports laboratory employees in their daily wo ... more

Sartorius closes 2020 with strong growth

Group management raises sales target for 2025 to about 5 billion euros

29-Jan-2021 Sartorius recorded high growth according to preliminary figures in 2020 due to strong organic development, several acquisitions and the additional momentum from business related to the coronavirus pandemic. The Group closed the year with significant double-digit growth rates in sales revenu ... more

Leverage the huge potential that lies dormant in the vast amounts of lab data generated daily

Laboratory SaaS provider Labforward closes Series-B

12-Jan-2021 Labforward has closed a new financing round. The laboratory equipment manufacturers Tecan and 2mag as well as existing investor Peppermint Venture Partners are investing more than € 5 million in the laboratory software company with headquarters in Berlin. Laboratories face the challenge of ... more

LABVOLUTION moves from May to September

While preparations for LABVOLUTION 2021 are already well advanced, the trade show for the smart laboratory plays it safe

25-Nov-2020 In September, the current situation will be less critical - this is the opinion of the vast majority of LABVOLUTION exhibitors. Although there would have been an elaborate security concept for the original date in May, the organizers of Deutsche Messe AG are now postponing the trade show fo ... more

analytica China 2020 concludes successfully

More than 1,000 new products point to future trends

24-Nov-2020 analytica China 2020 came to a successful conclusion on November 18, 2020 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre. The show brought together 1,009 exhibitors (2018: 950) and 112 represented companies and partners. 23,652 professional visitors attended. With six exhibition halls, eight ... more

analytica 2020 with very good results in the digital format

Largest virtual platform of the laboratory industry

27-Oct-2020 analytica 2020 successfully concludes five days of virtual trade fair and presentation formats: A total of 21,641 participants (unique users) from 152 nations took part in the world’s leading trade fair for laboratory technology, analysis and biotechnology, which was held for the first time ... more

Strong profitable growth at Sartorius

Positive development of the Lab Products & Services Division

21-Oct-2020 Sartorius closed the first nine months of 2020 with significant double-digit growth rates in sales revenue and earnings. “In the third quarter, we saw high demand for nearly our entire product range,” said Joachim Kreuzburg, CEO. “On top of overall strong organic growth, additional momentum ... more

analytica Vietnam 2021 postponed from April to October

Exhibitors thus will be able to better plan their trade fair participation

20-Oct-2020 analytica Vietnam, the most important meeting place for the laboratory industry in the country, will be postponed from April 2021 to the autumn and now takes place at the Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center in Ho Chi Minh City from October 7 to 9, 2021. Against the background of the ongoi ... more

analytica 2020: The world’s largest virtual trade fair for analysis, laboratory technology and biotechnology

Market figures: German laboratory industry in the coronavirus year with winners and losers

13-Oct-2020 For the first time in its more than fifty-year-long success story, from October 19 to 23 analytica 2020 will take place in purely digital form. This year, no other format offers such a comprehensive overview of the latest developments in analysis, biotechnology and laboratory technology. 26 ... more

analytica conference 2020 for the first time virtual

Topics in focus: Antibiotic resistance and the “laboratory of the future”

09-Oct-2020 Current questions and approaches in analysis are in the focus of the analytica conference, which will take place from October 19 to 23, 2020, in the context of analytica virtual in a purely digital manner. In 31 sessions, which will be broadcast repeatedly in order to enable participation i ... more

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New approach for the development of a drug treatment for obesity and the resulting diseas

02-Apr-2021 The protein Asc-1 regulates whether fat-burning beige or fat-storing white adipocytes are formed, which can have an impact on the development of metabolic diseases. This is shown by a current study of the Helmholtz Zentrum München and the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD). The resul ... more

Unique AI method for generating proteins will speed up drug development

From computer design to working proteins in just a few weeks

31-Mar-2021 Artificial Intelligence is now capable of generating novel, functionally active proteins, thanks to recently published work by researchers from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden. "What we are now able to demonstrate offers fantastic potential for a number of future applications, suc ... more

Molecule attacks coronavirus in a novel way

29-Mar-2021 Scientists at the University of Bonn and the caesar research center have isolated a molecule that might open new avenues in the fight against SARS coronavirus 2. The active ingredient binds to the spike protein that the virus uses to dock to the cells it infects. This prevents them from ent ... more

NanoTemper Technologies teams up with PharmAI to help researchers spot game-changing drug candidates from millions of possibilities

25-Mar-2021 NanoTemper Technologies and PharmAI combine competencies to develop biophysical tools that remove costly and time-consuming guesswork from large datasets. PharmAI announced a partnership with NanoTemper Technologies, the most innovative producer of biophysical characterization devices. Toge ... more

PhoreMost closes £33M Series B financing

Start-up is advancing its pipeline of novel therapies for oncology and diseases of ageing

25-Mar-2021 PhoreMost Ltd., the UK-based biopharmaceutical company dedicated to ‘Drugging the Undruggable®’ disease targets, announced it has completed an oversubscribed £33m ($46m) Series B investment round. The round was led by BGF, the UK’s most active growth economy investor, and included new inves ... more

CureVac’s COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate Demonstrates Protection Against South African Variant in Preclinical Challenge Study

Full protection of immunized mice from infection and mortality during variant challenge infection

24-Mar-2021 CureVac N.V. announced the publication of preclinical data demonstrating that their COVID-19 vaccine candidate, CVnCoV, protects against challenge infections with the SARS-CoV-2 Variant of Concern B.1.351 (also referred to as the “South African” variant) and a strain of the original SARS-Co ... more

LDC and Cumulus Oncology Announce Collaboration

Discovery and development of novel oncology therapies

23-Mar-2021 The Lead Discovery Center GmbH (LDC) and Cumulus Oncology announce the signing of a collaboration agreement enabling the two organisations to accelerate the discovery and development of novel oncology therapies. The collaboration builds on the complementary expertise of both organisations. ... more

Evotec and Takeda enter strategic RNA targeting drug discovery and development alliance

23-Mar-2021 Evotec SE announced that the Company has entered into a multi-RNA target alliance with Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited with the goal to discover and develop RNA targeting small molecule therapeutics for highly attractive targets that are difficult to address via more conventional appr ... more

CureVac Expands CVnCoV COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate Clinical Trial Analyses

Impact of new SARS-CoV-2 variants supports specification of select strains for anticipated case-driven interim analysis in pivotal Phase 2b/3 study

23-Mar-2021 CureVac N.V. announced plans to expand and further specify the protocols of its ongoing late-stage clinical trials with CVnCoV, its COVID-19 vaccine candidate. CVnCoV efficacy is currently being evaluated in the pivotal HERALD Phase 2b/3 trial in Europe and Latin America. Rapid distribution ... more

Merck Accelerates European Expansion Plans for Single-use Products Critical to Manufacturing Vaccines and Lifesaving Therapies

€ 25 million investment in Molsheim

18-Mar-2021 Merck will add a single-use assembly production unit at its Life Science Center in Molsheim, France. With the € 25 million investment, the company is accelerating its European expansion plans for this key technology, which is used for the production of Covid-19 vaccines and other lifesaving ... more

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First images of cells exposed to COVID-19 vaccine reveal native-like Coronavirus spikes

How the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine works

09-Apr-2021 New research has for the first time compared images of the protein spikes that develop on the surface of cells exposed to the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine to the protein spike of the SARS-CoV-19 coronavirus. The images show that the spikes are highly similar to those of the virus and support ... more

Exercise makes you hungry

Why physical activity entices you to eat more – and how to fight it

09-Apr-2021 According to statistics from the German Obesity Society, around two thirds (67 percent) of men and half (53 percent) of women in Germany are overweight. Accordingly, they have a body mass index (BMI) of over 25. In addition, according to the Consumption and Media Analysis 2020, around 7.17 ... more

Breakthrough in the production of three-dimensional molecular structures

New dimensions in organic chemistry through light-mediated synthesis

07-Apr-2021 A major goal of organic and medicinal chemistry in recent decades has been the rapid synthesis of three-dimensional molecules for the development of new drugs. These drug candidates exhibit a variety of improved properties compared to predominantly flat molecular structures, which are refle ... more

DESY X-ray lightsource identifies promising candidates for COVID drugs

Existing active substances bind to key virus protein

07-Apr-2021 A team of researchers has identified several candidates for drugs against the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 at DESY´s high-brilliance X-ray lightsource PETRA III. They bind to an important protein of the virus and could thus be the basis for a drug against Covid-19. In a so-called X-ray screening, ... more

New Drug Grips Tumor Cells with Two Arms

Clinical trial in the USA

06-Apr-2021 The first patients with advanced tumors have been treated with a novel antibody-based in a clinical trial in the USA. It uses an invention of the Technische Universität Braunschweig: The team of Professor Stefan Dübel, head of the Department of Biotechnology, discovered a human antibody tha ... more

New approach for the development of a drug treatment for obesity and the resulting diseas

02-Apr-2021 The protein Asc-1 regulates whether fat-burning beige or fat-storing white adipocytes are formed, which can have an impact on the development of metabolic diseases. This is shown by a current study of the Helmholtz Zentrum München and the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD). The resul ... more

Anti-inflammatory drug protects against lethal inflammation from COVID-19 in animal models

02-Apr-2021 Mount Sinai researchers have found that a widely available and inexpensive drug targeting inflammatory genes has reduced morbidity and mortality in mice infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. In a study published today in the journal Cell, the team reported that the drug, ... more

Scientists identify molecular pathway that helps moving cells avoid aimless wandering

Findings from Johns Hopkins Medicine study have potential implications for understanding cancer cell spread

01-Apr-2021 Working with fruit flies, scientists at Johns Hopkins Medicine say they have identified a new molecular pathway that helps steer moving cells in specific directions. The set of interconnected proteins and enzymes in the pathway act as steering and rudder components that drive cells toward a ... more

High-fiber diet may play a role in controlling the inflammation associated with COVID-19

In vitro treatment of cells with these molecules reduced the expression of a gene that plays a key role in viral cell entry and a cytokine receptor

01-Apr-2021 A study conducted at the University of Campinas (UNICAMP) in the state of São Paulo, Brazil, shows that compounds produced by gut microbiota (bacteria and other microorganisms) during fermentation of insoluble fiber from dietary plant matter do not affect the ability of the novel coronaviru ... more

Fasting acts as a diet catalyst

31-Mar-2021 If you need to change your diet to normalize your blood pressure, you should start with a fasting cure. Scientists from MDC and ECRC describe in the journal "Nature Communications" why patients can improve their health in the long term. Every fourth German suffers from metabolic syndrome. I ... more

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