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Researchers of VTT, the University of Turku and the University of Heidelberg discover new information on spreading of cancer


A joint research group of VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and the University of Turku, led by Professor Johanna Ivaska, has discovered a mechanism lung cancer cells use when spreading into the body to form metastases. The study has been published in Science Signaling. In cooperation with ...


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Tuning silica nanoparticles for cell specific biotargeting


Researchers from Abo Akademi University and the University of Turku in Finland have discovered that the stability of functionalised nanoparticles is crucially dependent on all functional groups present on the surface. Using the sensitive nanoscale particle sizing and zeta potential measurement ...


Biotie Names Chris Piggott as Chief Business Officer


Biotie Therapies Corp. announced the appointment of Chris Piggott as Chief Business Officer and member of the Management Team of the Company, effective June 1, 2009. Mr. Piggott is replacing Kai Lähdesmäki, previously the Company's Vice President, Business Development, who retired from the ...


Clinical study started with Biotie's proprietary VAP-1 antibody in psoriasis patients


Biotie has started a clinical trial with its fully human VAP-1 monoclonal antibody (BTT-1023) in psoriasis patients. The study will be conducted within the European Union and will evaluate the safety, tolerability, and pharmacokinetics of repeated doses of intravenously administered antibody in ...


VTT and KCL sign a letter of intent to integrate the research and laboratory operations of KCL to VTT


VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and KCL (Oy Keskuslaboratorio – Centrallaboratorium Ab) have signed a letter of intent to combine their research and laboratory operations. The letter of intent includes a review of the possibilities of integrating the research and laboratory functions of ...


Midlife Coffee and Tea Drinking and the Risk of Late-Life Dementia


Midlife coffee drinking can decrease the risk of dementia/Alzheimer's disease (AD) later in life. This conclusion is made in a Finnish Cardiovascular Risk Factors, Aging and Dementia (CAIDE) Study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease (Volume 16:1). This study has been conducted at the ...


Metabolic disturbances indicate progress of the disease even years in advance

New scientific knowledge on juvenile diabetes


Finnish scientists have reported a breakthrough in the attempts to understand the development of type 1 diabetes. They discovered disturbances in lipid and amino acid metabolism in children who later progressed to type 1 diabetes, also known as juvenile diabetes. The alterations preceded the ...


Basilea's Toctino (alitretinoin) receives marketing authorization in Finland


Basilea Pharmaceutica Ltd. announces that Toctino® (alitretinoin), a new once-daily oral treatment for adults with severe chronic hand eczema (CHE) unresponsive to potent topical corticosteroids, has been approved by Finland's National Agency for Medicines (NAM). Following the recommendation for ...


A project coordinated by VTT turns plant cells into medical factories


VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland will coordinate the EU research project called SmartCell. The four-year project focuses on developing methods for production of valuable pharmaceutical compounds using plant cells as a production host in an effective and controlled manner. The methods ...


Researchers of VTT and the University of Turku discover new information on cancer generation mechanisms

A cell that is ‘adrift’ is not able to divide normally


A joint research group of VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and the University of Turku, led by Professor Johanna Ivaska, has discovered why cells require surrounding tissue in order to be able to divide. By doing so, the group has solved a mystery that has puzzled cancer researchers for ...


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