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The coalition agreement from 18 December 2013 between the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and the Green Party in the State of Hesse contains extensive passages for non-animal research.

A research team led by Prof. Hartmut Geiger of University Hospital Ulm and colleagues from the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center have discovered that blood stem cells switch pathways in the course of their ageing process.

T cell simulation platform online

Friday, 13 December 2013 21:56

A "virtual T cell" that shows what happens in blood cells when surface receptor proteins are stimulated Is now available to scientists worldwide.

Memory consolidation studies with fMRI

Friday, 13 December 2013 21:54

With the help of a functional magnetic resonance tomograph, researchers led by Dr. Mikolai Axmacher from the German Centre for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) have investigated a memory performance mechanism.

American scientists have tested a hypothesis that certain types of intestinal bacteria can positively or negatively influence the risk of colorectal cancer (CRC). Sequencing and subsequent analyzes provided new evidence of a possible link.

New Journal of negative research results

Friday, 06 December 2013 16:22

On the crowdfunding website Kickstarter, the toxicologist Christa Royal from Atlanta, Georgia (USA), has announced the founding of a web platform for publishing negative research findings.

Xenon MRI imaging detects minute details

Thursday, 05 December 2013 16:25

A research team led by Leif Schröder from the Leibniz Institute for Molecular Pharmacology (FMP) in Berlin and Christian Freund from the Freie Universität Berlin have replaced the detection principle used by magnetic resonance tomographs using a new process that makes it possible to render visible minute pathogenic details in tissue, such as cancer cells or atherosclerotic plaques.

Computer model for tryptophan metabolism

Thursday, 05 December 2013 16:24

Bioinformaticians at the Friedrich Schiller University in Jena led by Prof. Dr. Stefan Schuster have, in collaboration with Norwegian researchers, developed a comprehensive computer model for the metabolism of the amino acid tryptophan.

Animal Welfare Research Award 2013

Monday, 02 December 2013 16:27

Dr. Robert Landsiedel, head of the work group for short-term toxicology in the experimental toxicology and ecology department at BASF SE, andhis team are this year's recipient of the Animal Welfare Research Award 2013. BASF develops alternatives to animal experiments and already conducts at least a third of its routine tests using animal-free methods, making the concern BASF a beacon amongst the major enterprises with regard to animal-free test methods.

The Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine (IUF) at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf will receive 1.2 million euros from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) for the validation of a test procedure developed under the direction of Prof. Dr. Ellen Fritsche. The goal of this test procedure is to study the toxic effect of chemicals on the development of the human brain.