Medicine

Images of 2 black-and-white brain scans on a screen; a blue pencil points to the right brain scan

Electronic comparison of MRI images opens up new possibilities for early detection of diseases more

In the background a red curled structure, in the foreground short light green strokes, which further back turn into long looped strokes

Self-assembling molecules could help in cancer therapy more

QLi5 Therapeutics Attracts ten million euro in Series A Financing

Development of novel proteasome inhibitors for treating cancer, inflammatory and autoimmune disorders more

A laboratory bottle with the drug rapamycin

Brief exposure to rapamycin has the same anti-ageing effects as lifelong treatment more

In healthy people, the MRI image shows a signal-rich elongated structure surrounded by signal-poor areas at the front and sides. This special shape is reminiscent of a swallow tail.

New results help to understand how anatomy and MRI contrasts are related more

Similarity between schizophrenia and dementia

In frontotemporal dementia, the same brain networks can be affected as in schizophrenia more

Tuberculosis vaccine passes safety test

The vaccine candidate VPM1002 shows its safety in a study with HIV- and non-HIV-exposed newborns more

Natural glue from mistletoe berries

A cellulose based material could be useful for medical applications such as wound sealant more

Origins of the Black Death identified

Multidisciplinary team studied ancient plague genomes more

Award for research on Rett syndrome

Huda Zoghbi and Adrian Bird receive the International Prize for Translational Neuroscience of the Gertrud Reemtsma Foundation for their findings on the causes of Rett syndrome more

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Images of 2 black-and-white brain scans on a screen; a blue pencil points to the right brain scan

Electronic comparison of MRI images opens up new possibilities for early detection of diseases more

Similarity between schizophrenia and dementia

In frontotemporal dementia, the same brain networks can be affected as in schizophrenia more

Tuberculosis vaccine passes safety test

The vaccine candidate VPM1002 shows its safety in a study with HIV- and non-HIV-exposed newborns more

Origins of the Black Death identified

Multidisciplinary team studied ancient plague genomes more

Award for research on Rett syndrome

Huda Zoghbi and Adrian Bird receive the International Prize for Translational Neuroscience of the Gertrud Reemtsma Foundation for their findings on the causes of Rett syndrome more

Deep Visual Proteomics concept and workflow

"Deep Visual Proteomics" technology provides cell-specific, protein-based information and helps to analyze cancer diseases more

Person sitting at a table seen from above, arms resting on the table top

This promising non-invasive method can be used for rehabilitation, provided that an individualised approach is developed more

In acute myeloid leukemia, immature blood cells divide uncontrollably and displace healthy blood cells in the bone marrow. Illustration: SciePro, Adobe Stock

Researchers have discovered the first proteomic subtype of an aggressive blood cancer by using mass spectrometry technology more

Black Death mortality not as widespread as long thought

Pollen data from 19 modern European countries reveals that parts of Europe experienced negligible or no impact at all more

Microscopic view of liver liver cell organoids derived from normal (left) or mutant (right) mice showing intrinsic accumulation of lipids (in green).

Two cancer genes regulate the metabolic state of the liver more

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Julia Zimmermann

Julia Zimmermann talks about the foundation of the company terraplasma GmbH more

A not so typical colleague

People with autism often have outstanding skills, which can be enriching for businesses more

Perilous Puddles

Admittedly, the research subject isn’t particularly appetizing: Strongyloides stercoralis – small parasitic worms that live in their host’s intestines and have the potential to cause severe problems. Nevertheless, Adrian Streit from the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology in Tübingen is fascinated by this threadworm. It has a unique life cycle, and to this day, no one really understands why more

Obesity seen as self-inflicted

Representative survey in Germany, the UK, and the US more

Pulmonary fibrosis caused by single transcription factor

Reduced FoxO3 activity reprograms connective tissue cells, triggering the disease more

Anti-stress compound reduces obesity and diabetes

FKBP51-protein inhibitors could be used for treating diabetes more

Lung cancer triggers pulmonary hypertension

Nearly half of all advanced-stage lung cancer patients develop arterial pulmonary hypertension more

A stable shell for artificial cells

Scientists are developing cell-like lipid vesicles which can be populated with natural cell proteins more

“Mental training to become a tolerant global citizen”

Tania Singer, director at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognition and Brain Sciences, talks about mental empathy exercises, our inner judge and prospects for peaceful coexistence more

Less stress, more social competence

Adults too can acquire social skills such as empathy and compassion more

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