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Latest News from the InVitro-World

  • New findings in the fight against colorectal cancer with mini intestines
    Scientists of the German Cancer Consortium (DKTK)+ and the Georg-Speyer-Haus at Goethe University Frankfurt have discovered an intestinal tumor-specific molecular response chain triggered by the Wnt signalling pathway. For their work, the researchers used so-called intestinal organoids - mini intestines that they had developed from human intestinal tissue.
    Written on Thursday, 21 February 2019 12:05
  • Bavaria: in vitro brain tumor research network
    Scientists from the Department of Neuropathology at the University Hospital Regensburg led by Professor Markus Riemenschneider have developed tumour disease models in the form of organoids in the Petri dish. The cells derived from tumour cells of patients. The researchers want to use this model to investigate the interaction between healthy cells and tumour cells in more detail and test new therapeutic methods.
    Written on Sunday, 17 February 2019 23:03
  • Pharma Producer sues FDA over unnecessary animal testing
    Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc. headquartered in Washington DC is suing Food and Drug Administration (FDA) because - according to the company - of the demand for a conduction of unnecessary drug tests on dogs.
    Written on Thursday, 14 February 2019 12:26
  • Cell culture test shows: tobacco heaters no less harmless than cigarettes
    Many people believe that so-called heaters, which only heats nicotine, are not so harmful to health and switch to the new system. A new study from Australian and Indian researchers using lung cell cultures showed that the new smoking alternative is by no means harmless.
    Written on Tuesday, 12 February 2019 13:22
  • JRC: ECVAM Status Report 2018 launched
    The European Union's reference laboratory for alternatives to animal testing (EURL ECVAM) has published its annual status report for 2018. It provides information on developments, validations and regulatory acceptance of alternatives to animal testing in 2018.
    Written on Friday, 08 February 2019 14:21
  • CAAT: On the Way to Personalized Medicine with Brain Organoids
    Together with other American and Scottish scientists, researchers from the Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT) in Baltimore have developed a brain tumor model in the Petri dish. It will be used for drug tests to combat harmful glioblastomas whose chances of cure are low. The new in vitro model paves the way for the faster development of new treatments based on personalized medicine.
    Written on Wednesday, 06 February 2019 15:37