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News and views on research at the Helmholtz Association - this is the place to look for all the press releases issued by the Helmholtz Association Research Centres. A comfortable search function helps you to view specific news items from the Helmholtz Research Centres in chronological order. Older press releases since 2003 can be found in our archive or on the website of the relevant Helmholtz Research Centre.

At present only a selection of press releases is available in English - switch to the German version with the topmost navigation bar for a complete overview.

 

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27 August 2014, Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) Berlin-Buch

Muscle stem cells are essential for the repair of muscle damage, but all attempts to manipulate human muscle stem cells for therapy have thus far failed. Now Dr. Andreas Marg and Professor Simone Spuler of the Experimental and Clinical Research Center (ECRC), a joint cooperation between the Max Delbrück Center (MDC) and the Charité in Berlin-Buch, have shown how this might work. They developed a method in which they did not isolate the muscle stem cells, but rather cultivated, proliferated and transplanted them along with their muscle fibers. Using this method in mice, they were able to successfully regenerate muscle tissue. This new research method opens the door for the use of muscle stem cells for the therapy of muscle diseases (Journal of Clinical Investigation, http://dx.doi.org/10.1172/JCI63992)*.

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27 August 2014, Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) Berlin-Buch

Muscle stem cells are essential for the repair of muscle damage, but all attempts to manipulate human muscle stem cells for therapy have thus far failed. Now Dr. Andreas Marg and Professor Simone Spuler of the Experimental and Clinical Research Center (ECRC), a joint cooperation between the Max Delbrück Center (MDC) and the Charité in Berlin-Buch, have shown how this might work. They developed a method in which they did not isolate the muscle stem cells, but rather cultivated, proliferated and transplanted them along with their muscle fibers. Using this method in mice, they were able to successfully regenerate muscle tissue. This new research method opens the door for the use of muscle stem cells for the therapy of muscle diseases (Journal of Clinical Investigation, http://dx.doi.org/10.1172/JCI63992)*.

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26 August 2014, Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research

During an expedition with the German research vessel Polarstern off the sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia, an international team of scientists discovered more than 130 active methane seeps at the seafloor. According to chief scientist and MARUM researcher Gerhard Bohrmann, this is the first report of greenhouse gases seeping out of the seabed in the Southern Ocean. The finding was recently published in the Earth and Planetary Science Letters.

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26 August 2014, German Cancer Research Centre

In studies on prostate cancer, scientists from the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) simultaneously investigated the genetic and epigenetic development of the tumors. They used a parallel approach to analyze both the genome and the methylation of the DNA in various tissue samples from a tumor and its metastases. Both processes equally reflect the complex composition of multiple different daughter clones in advanced tumors. As DNA methylation impacts the activity of genes, detecting diverging methylation patterns may help understand the origins of metastases and choose more specific treatment strategies.

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25 August 2014, Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf

Die Astrophysik hat ein hartnäckiges Problem und das heißt Lithium: Das Element kommt nicht in den Mengen in Sternen vor, die rechnerisch für die Lithium-Entstehung nach dem Big Bang vorhergesagt werden. Doch die Berechnungen stimmen – das konnte jetzt erstmals auch experimentell im Untertagelabor im italienischen Gran-Sasso-Bergmassiv bestätigt werden. Forscher des HZDR untersuchten dort in einem internationalen Team, wieviel Lithium unter Urknall-Bedingungen entsteht. Die Ergebnisse wurden in der Fachzeitschrift "Physical Review Letters" veröffentlicht.

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