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CEO Marc Funk leaves Lonza

12-Nov-2019

Lonza announced that Marc Funk, CEO, will leave the Company for personal reasons. The Board of Directors also announced that Albert Baehny, Chairman, will take on the additional responsibility of Chief Executive Officer on an ad interim basis until a permanent successor is found. Marc will stay ...

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Synapses in 3D

Scientists develop new method to map brain structures

12-Nov-2019

Our brain consists of countless nerve cells that transmit signals from one cell to the next. The connections between these cells, the synapses, provide a key to understanding how our memory works. An American research team in collaboration with Rainer Heintzmann from the Leibniz Institute of ...

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evitria Opens its New Head Office in Scandinavia

12-Nov-2019

evitria AG announces the opening of its new head office in Denmark to better serve the growing demand from Scandinavian enterprises. evitria's Nordic office will be headed by Simon Asbjørn Larsen, PhD as Director, Client Relations. Dr. Larsen specialized in recombinant antibody technology during ...

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Deciphering how the brain controls our weight

Jens Brüning receives 2019 Heinrich Wieland Prize

12-Nov-2019

Professor Jens Brüning, Director at the Max Planck Institute for Metabolism Research in Cologne, Germany, has been honoured with the 2019 Heinrich Wieland Prize for his pioneering work on how the brain regulates the uptake, storage, and use of energy in the body. He has shown that certain brain ...

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Generation of mouse induced pluripotent stem cells succeeds better without Oct4

11-Nov-2019

Quality of induced pluripotent stem cells is dramatically enhanced by omitting what was thought to be the most crucial reprogramming factor. Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine in Münster showed that Oct4, a factor most commonly used for reprogramming, is detrimental ...

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Bayer invests USD 50 Million in eGenesis Series B financing round

Investment to support development of human-compatible xeno organs to address the global organ shortage crisis

11-Nov-2019

eGenesis, a biotechnology company utilizing breakthrough gene editing technologies for the development of effective human-compatible organs to address the global organ shortage, successfully completed a USD 100 million Series B financing. The financing was led by Fresenius Medical Care Ventures ...

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Genetic diversity facilitates cancer therapy

Cancer patients with more different HLA genes respond better to treatment

11-Nov-2019

The constant battle against infectious pathogens has had a decisive influence on the human immune system over the course of our evolution. A key role in our adaptation to pathogens is played by HLA molecules. These proteins activate the immune system by presenting it with fragments of pathogens ...

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Scientists crack structure of a novel enzyme linked to cell growth and cancer

08-Nov-2019

RNA, or ribonucleic acid, is present in the cells of all living beings and required to synthesize proteins. A research team at the University of California, Riverside, has discovered the structure of a novel RNA-modifying enzyme, ZCCHC4, and identified the mechanism that controls how this enzyme ...

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Oxygen deficiency rewires mitochondria

Researchers slow the growth of pancreatic tumour cells

08-Nov-2019

Mitochondria burn oxygen and provide energy for the body. Cells lacking oxygen or nutrients have to change their energy supply quickly in order to keep growing. In a study published in Nature, scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing have now shown that mitochondria are ...

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What and how much we eat might change our internal clocks and hormone responses

08-Nov-2019

For the first time, a study led by researchers at Helmholtz Zentrum München and the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD) shows how glucocorticoid hormones, such as cortisol, control sugar and fat levels differently during day and night, feeding and fasting, rest and activity, over the course ...

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