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Latest News from the InVitro-World

  • Berlin Research Award 2021 "Alternatives to Animal Testing" announced
    Once again, the Senate Department for Justice, Consumer Protection and Anti-Discrimination, the State Office for Health and Social Affairs (LaGeSo) as well as the Association of Research-Based Pharmaceutical Companies (vfa) are offering the "Alternatives to Animal Testing" research prize of the State of Berlin to promote the development of replacement and supplementary methods.
    Written on Friday, 07 May 2021 11:16
  • In vitro: Hepatitis C virus inhibits transposon mobilization
    Using cell cultures, scientists at the Paul-Ehrlich-Institut and the Marburg University Hospital have investigated the interactions between retrotransposons and the hepatitis C virus (HCV). They found that HCV infection can restrict human LINE-1 retrotransposition into cells.
    Written on Thursday, 06 May 2021 12:16
  • SARS-Cov-2 does not suppress the immune system entirely
    Scientists from the Institute of Molecular Virology at the University of Ulm, Germany, have studied in vitro how the SARS-Cov-2 virus paralyzes the immune system by shutting down antiviral signaling pathways.
    Written on Wednesday, 05 May 2021 12:35
  • Alzheimer's research in vitro: transport protein reduces plaque production
    Using in vitro cell cultures, scientists from the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) in Phoenix, Arizona, have shown that the blood-brain barrier ABC transporter ABCC1 is not only capable of exporting the feared amyloid-ß from the cytoplasm of human cells. Its overexpression can even significantly reduce amyloid-ß production.
    Written on Tuesday, 20 April 2021 11:19
  • Alzheimer's research in vitro: Functional mechanism of two enzymes investigated
    Researchers at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) and at the Institute of Molecular Biology of Barcelona have used insect cells to study an important function of two enzymes that may play a role in Alzheimer's disease. They visualized their findings with a computer model.
    Written on Friday, 16 April 2021 10:09
  • Low-cost microfluidic chips from the 3D printer
    Using a 3D printer, scientists from the Picower Institute for Learning and Memory at MIT and the Indian Institute of Technology Madras have created a new microfluidic system with a bioreactor made from a dental building material that is very inexpensive and also reusable.
    Written on Tuesday, 13 April 2021 11:17