A group of researchers led by Prof. Dr. Anne Spang from the Biozentrum at the University of Basel has studied the lipid metabolism process in yeast cells as well as in human cells in more detail. They found that the protein Arf1 ensures that lipids stored in the cells are transported from the lipid droplets to the mitochondria on demand.

Scientists led by Prof. Rudolph Tanzi, PhD, director of the Genetics and Aging Research Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital of the Harvard University in Boston, have used an in vitro Alzheimer's model to elucidate the mechanisms underlying amyloid-β reduction when the muscle protein irisin is available.

The German Research Foundation (DFG) is awarding the Ursula M. Händel Animal Welfare Prize for the tenth time. Aim of the award is to honor scientists and scholars who have rendered outstanding contributions to the promotion of animal welfare in science and research.

Researchers led by Prof. Jürgen Knoblich have developed an animal-free method to identify cell types and gene regulatory networks in humans that underlie autism. Using brain organoids, complex genetics as well as Deep Learning, a research team from the Institute of Molecular Biotechnology (IMBA) in Vienna and the Treutlein group at ETH Zurich clarified the effects of multiple mutations in single cells that lead to autism.

European Union: Human Brain Project finished

Friday, 15 September 2023 09:44

On September 12, the ten-year funding period of the European flagship project Human Brain Project (HBP) came to an end with a two-day scientific closing event held at the German Research Center Jülich.

A scientist at the Berlin Institute orf Health (BIH) has received this year's ERC Grant. He will use artificial intelligence to discover disease-relevant genes to promote better treatment options.

A team of researchers from the University of Central Florida and Hesperos, led by Prof. James Hickman, has developed the first-ever human model to study the effects of opioid overdose and its reversal with naloxone. For the studies, the team cultured neurons of the so-called pre-Bötzinger complex on a microfluidic chip.

The Johns Hopkins Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT) has announced two grants. Applications are currently open.

Lush Prize 2024 is now open for submissions

Wednesday, 13 September 2023 12:07

The Lush Prize 2024 is now open for nominations. In 2024, £250,000 funding for campaigners and scientists working to end animal use in research and testing will again be available, in addition to several non-financial Recognition Awards.

HESI: Call for Participants!

Wednesday, 13 September 2023 12:00

The Protein Allergens, Toxins and Bioinformatics (PATB) Committee is seeking partners to help launch a new project to advance methods for the assessment of gluten-like peptide sequences that could trigger Celiac disease (CD).

The proposed pilot study will test the potential of microbial derived peptides to mimic gluten peptides using organoid models.

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