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Together with 10 partners from business and industry, the Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Engineering (IBMT) St. Ingbert, Germany, investigates the impact of nanoparticles on the human organism. For this, they have developed a microchip-based multiorgan platform.

Scientists led by Prof. Tilman Grune from the German Institute for Nutritional Sciences in Potsdam-Rehbrücke have dealt with processes of cell aging. They investigated occurrence and significance of ferritin H in human connective tissue cells of the skin.

A science consortium under the leadership of the University of Leipzig has analyzed thousands of human tumors and found that different types of cancer have a joint faulty regulation of certain genes. The affected genes are usually associated with the cell ripening.

Scientists from the Biocomplexity Institute at Indiana University in Bloomington have developed a computer simulation model that an simulate absorption and distribution of the drug acetaminophene on the level of a cell, the organ and the whole body.

LUSH prize winner interviewed

Tuesday, 15 November 2016 14:20

Part of the this year´s LUSH prize winners are three scientists working in Germany. In the context of a series of interviews, the animal rights roof organization "Federal Association of People for Animal Rights Germany" (PARG) has conducted an interview with the young Italian researcher and prize winner, Giorgia Pallocca who is working at the Leist´s chair in Constance.

Lecture event at Free University of Berlin

Tuesday, 15 November 2016 12:38

At the Free University of Berlin two lectures will be given on the topic "Latest technologies in biomedical research - for what reason animal experiments are nessessary?".

Austrian scientists from the Institute for Molecular Biotechnology (IMBA) have discovered an important molecular mechanism, which has an important function in the regular alignment of the spindle apparatus during cell division. By the switch, function and specialization of brain cells are determined and, consequently, malformations, e.g. microcephaly prevented.

The fact that there are species differences between humans and animals is a truism which now getting new food. A research team led by Michael E. Greenberg from the Harvard Medical School in Boston has found a gene in human nerve cells which belongs to the bone and muscle cells and has been switched on in primate nerve cells in the course of the evolution. The activated gene could have led to an increased brain growth in primates.

London: LUSH Prize winners notified

Friday, 11 November 2016 12:17

During the annual Lush Prize Conference took place on Thursday 10th November 2016, the this year´s winner of the LUSH prize were notified. 17 winners from 9 counries are able to share £300,000 of prize money.

Harvard: Multi-material 3D printing

Thursday, 10 November 2016 14:13

Researchers at the John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) at Harvard University in Boston have developed a new three-dimensional printing process. Not only tissue is printed on a microchip, but also sensors which are nessessary for examination. Thus, a new microphysiological system was created.