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Ipsen to stop testing Botox on animals

Thursday, 14 November 2013 18:11

According to a press release by the Belgian animal rights group Gaia, the Botox manufacturer Ipsen intends to give up Botox tests on animals from the end of 2014.

The international research consortium IGAP under participation of the German Centre for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE), the University Hospital of Bonn, as well as scientists from Europe and the United States, has identified eleven new genetic risk factors for Alzheimer's disease.

Lush Prize 2013

Wednesday, 13 November 2013 18:07

On 13 November 2013 in London, the UK cosmetics company Lush presented its annual Lush Prize. The prize consists of a £250,000 annual fund and rewards the projects and individuals working towards the goal of replacing animals in product or ingredient safety, in the five categories “science”, “training”, “public awareness”, “young researcher award” and “lobbying”.

A case-control study of more than 800 participants in the United States found elevated values of two persistent organic pollutants in the sera of patients suffering from endometriosis.

The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has commissioned a strategic dialogue on the topic "science-friendly and innovation-friendly copyright law for the digital information society". The final report is now available and includes usage scenarios and options for the future.

Oral bacteria promote atherosclerosis

Wednesday, 06 November 2013 19:34

US physicians headed by Moïse Desvarieux from Columbia University, New York, have for the first time proven a direct correlation between the development of periodontitis and atherosclerosis.

Scientists at the Helmholtz Zentrum München (German Research Center for Environmental Health), Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) Munich and the Technische Universität München (TUM) have detected new a correlation between certain genotypes associated with type 2 diabetes and altered metabolite concentrations.

Scientists from Tübingen and Stockholm haven discovered high levels of ApoE protein in the cerebrospinal fluid of patients suffering from dementia. The ApoE protein is associated with a severe course of this disease.

Scientists at the Cluster of Excellence Inflammation at Interfaces, the Universität zu Lübeck (UzL) and international work groups have for the first time described the active reaction of intercellular channels (gap junctions) to bacterial toxins.

From 16 to 21 February 2014, the Helmholtz Institute for Pharmaceutical Research Saarland and Saarland University of Saarland will host the International Conference and Workshop on Biological Barriers.