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European Union promotes research to prevent complication after transplantation of stem cells

Two Berlin research teams led by Marie-Laure Yaspo at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics and Hans Lehrach at Alacris Theranostics GmbH in Berlin are partners in the TREGeneration consortium. Their goal is to develop new strategies for the treatment of Graft versus Host Disease, a serious complication following bone marrow transplantation. A total of 6 million euros was awarded to the consortium to perform a 5-year research project comprising a set of five parallel clinical trials.

Transplantation of stem cells can save the life of patients suffering from leukemia or other blood diseases. Between 30 and 50% of patients undergoing stem...

27.02.2015 | nachricht Read more

Honorary Award of Network for Women in Physics - The KIF-Prize 2014 for Dr. Anne Nielsen

Dr. Anne Ersbak Bang Nielsen, a young research scientist in the Theory Division of Professor Ignacio Cirac at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics (Garching near Munich), has received the Honorary Award of the Danish “Network for Women in Physics (KIF)”.

The KIF-prize is awarded annually to create attention on the significance of women in the field of physics. The prize shall contribute to make women physicists...

19.02.2015 | nachricht Read more

Helmholtz funds three new spin-off projects

Quickly translating research findings into applications and thereby using them for social and commercial benefit is the aim of the Helmholtz Enterprise funding programme. Three new spin-offs from Helmholtz Centres have recently been approved for funding. 

The entrepreneurs receive seed capital of up to €260,000. Half of this comes from the Helmholtz Association’s Initiative and Networking Fund, while the other...

11.02.2015 | nachricht Read more

Award-winning research on cell metabolism

A better understanding of the way metabolism works may in the long run mean make it easier to find new medicines for diseases such as diabetes. By combining different methods taken from physics, the researcher Anna-Karin Gustavsson has been able to study metabolism in individual cells.

The objective of these research studies is to see what cells do when there are changes in their environment.

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Technische Verfahren mit Mikroorganismen stehen im Mittelpunkt des Forschungsbündnisses BioSAM

Das Forschungsbündnis „Biologische Sensor-Aktor-Systeme auf der Basis von funktionalisierten Mikroorganismen (BioSAM)“ ist im Januar 2015 gegründet worden. Es vereint fünf Institute der TU Dresden mit fünf weiteren Forschungseinrichtungen und elf Unternehmen aus der Region. Das Bündnis wird im Rahmen der Innovationsinitiative „Unternehmen Region“ des Bundesministeriums für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) für drei Jahre mit rund 7 Mio. Euro gefördert.

Im Mittelpunkt von BioSAM stehen lebende Mikroorganismen wie Hefen oder Bakterien mit einzigartigen Eigenschaften, die technisch genutzt werden sollen. So...

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Plant biologist Caroline Dean receives the 2015 FEBS | EMBO Women in Science Award

EMBO and the Federation of European Biochemical Societies (FEBS) announce Caroline Dean of the John Innes Centre Norwich, United Kingdom, as the winner of the 2015 FEBS | EMBO Women in Science Award.

Professor Dean receives the award for her outstanding contributions to plant biology, in particular for her work to understand how changes in temperature...

14.01.2015 | nachricht Read more

Eight scientists awarded EMBO Installation Grants

EMBO announces the selection of eight scientists as recipients of the 2014 Installation Grants. The grants will help the scientists to relocate and set up laboratories in the Czech Republic, Poland, Portugal and Turkey.

“Our grants directly support young scientists going to participating member states to establish their own research groups. The awards help talented researchers...

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European team of Aerosol researchers with participation of TROPOS awarded

The Hagen-Smith Prize of Aerosol research goes 2014 to an international team with participation of TROPOS researchers for a summary paper about chemical characteristics of particulate matters in Europe. The team has been analysing data of 24 sites across the continent. One of these is the TROPOS research site in Melpitz near Leipzig. During the last 10 years these paper was cited around 400 times.

The selection has been made by an international committee of eminent scientists from six countries. „Your contributions are truly seminal and have been...

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EuropeanPioneers fund 12 Start-ups with over 2 Million Euros

Today marks the beginning of the 8 month cycle for "FIWARE ACCELERATOR PROGRAMME" – 265 applicants from 30 countries for the project areas: Smart City Services, Pervasive Gaming, E-Learning and Social Connected TV – Next round for applying opens in May 2015 at http://www.europeanpioneers.eu 

The founders of twelve start-ups from 10 European countries have gathered this morning in Berlin: Today marks the beginning of the 8 month period held by the...

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Katja Heinze receives research award for intelligent food packaging with freshness indicator

Chemistry professor from Mainz University developed in a collaborative research project a novel foil packaging material that displays information on food freshness by means of color changes

The Mainz chemistry professor Katja Heinze and her Luxembourg cooperation partner Dr. Patrick Choquet have received the Interregional Research Award for the...

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Die letzten 5 Focus-News des innovations-reports im Überblick:

Im Focus: Life 'not as we know it' possible on Saturn's moon Titan

A new type of methane-based, oxygen-free life form that can metabolize and reproduce similar to life on Earth has been modeled by a team of Cornell University researchers.

Taking a simultaneously imaginative and rigidly scientific view, chemical engineers and astronomers offer a template for life that could thrive in a harsh,...

Im Focus: Moving molecule writes letters

Caging of molecules allows investigation of equilibrium thermodynamics

On the search for high performance materials for applications such as gas storage, thermal insulators or dynamic nanosystems it is essential to understand the...

Im Focus: Geysers have loops in their plumbing

Periodic eruptions tied to underground bends and side-chambers that trap steam bubbles

Geysers like Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park erupt periodically because of loops or side-chambers in their underground plumbing, according to recent...

Im Focus: Noncontact and contamination-free materials inspection – hybrid materials easily tested

In various industries such as automotive industry, aircraft or steel construction failures in the final product can quickly lead to malfunction and, as a result, can massively compromise the operational reliability. Thus, nondestructive testing methods will play a key role in the quality assurance because they allow to inspect components and parts without destroying them.

From 10 to 12 March 2015, at the JEC Europe in Paris, engineers of Fraunhofer IZFP in Saarbrücken will introduce a novel procedure which enables noncontact and...

Im Focus: Infrared emitters and UV lamps speed up production and improve quality

The coating of foils, the printing of labels or the gluing of electronic components are very different and demanding applications. They all require innovative production processes to remain nice to look at, durable and scratch-proof. Heraeus Noblelight infrared and UV systems increase production speed and improve the quality of the drying process.

Easy retrofitting at a paper coating line

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