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Latest News from the InVitro-World

  • Lab of the Future: 48 experiments can be carried out simultaneously
    Researchers, led by Prof. Dr. Peter Neubauer from the Department of Bioprocess Engineering at the Technical University of Berlin are working on the "Lab of the Future". With their fully automated solution, they want to drastically reduce the time from development to the manufacture of pharmaceuticals.
    Written on Thursday, 10 August 2017 17:22
  • Charité: New therapeutic approach to treat lung inflammation
    On the basis of a specially developed lung inflammation model with human lung tissue, scientists from the University Hospital Charité Berlin, Department infectology and pneumology headed by Prof. Dr. Andreas Hocke succeeded in positively influence an immune reaction on a double infection - a severe influenza virus infection and concomitant pneumococcal infection.
    Written on Wednesday, 19 July 2017 13:53
  • EU: Finance ministers demand for a reduction in the research budget of almost half a billion
    The finance ministers of the EU member states are demanding to reduce the EU budget for investment in research and innovation next year by 491.47 million euros. This decision would be most unfortunate, since two-thirds of EU prosperity has been achieved by research and development in the EU over the past 20 years. This should not be ignored during discussions about competitiveness of the region.
    Written on Wednesday, 19 July 2017 09:24
  • Neurotransmitter Dopamine also controls the Immune Reaction
    Using a cell culture with human tonsils and computer simulations, a European research team has deciphered a mechanism which provide that dopamine, known as a neurotransmitter, influences the rate of signal cascade in B cells as well as the amout of available antibodies via a signal pathway in the germinal centers of the lymph nodes. The connection between dopamine and immune system does not exist in mice.
    Written on Wednesday, 19 July 2017 08:49
  • In vitro projects successfully completed
    Two projects funded by Animal Free Research UK have been successfully completed. One is an in vitro model developed at the Queen Mary University of London, the other models with patient-specific neurinoma cells resp. meningioma tissue, constructed at Plymouth University.
    Written on Tuesday, 18 July 2017 09:31
  • Patient's own tissues from the printer against degenerative diseases
    A spanish scientist team plans to to print out patient's own bones and cartilages in three-dimensional form. With this tissues it should be possible to replace prostheses made of metal in future.
    Written on Friday, 14 July 2017 12:45