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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 Research Centres and the Helmholtz Head Office. A comfortable search function helps you to view specific news items from the Helmholtz Research Centres in chronological order. Older press releases can be found in our archive or on the website of the relevant Helmholtz Research Centre.

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  • 19. April 2021, Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association (MDC)
    Cornerstone laid for BerlinBioCube

    There is strong demand for laboratories, and biotech entrepreneurs need space in state-of-the-art research facilities. Now, in the presence of Berlin’s Governing Mayor, the cornerstone for the new BerlinBioCube incubator has been laid on Campus Berlin-Buch.

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  • 19. April 2021, Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR)
    An important step towards live imaging in proton therapy

    Researchers at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) want to build the world’s first prototype that tracks moving tumors with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in real time during proton therapy. They are combining a rotating open MRI device, designed for the LINAC-MR system from Alberta Health Services, with an actively scanned clinical-akin proton beam at OncoRay, the Dresden-based National Center for Radiation Research in Oncology. The rotating MRI device is produced by ASG Superconductors, using their helium-free superconducting magnesium diboride (MgB2) magnet. Real-time MRI would make it possible to synchronize the proton beam to tumor motion during radiation dose delivery. So far, this has been impossible and therefore was a limiting factor for treating moving tumors with this promising cancer therapy.

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  • 16. April 2021, Forschungszentrum Jülich
    Transparent nanolayers for more solar power

    Jülich, 16 April 2021 – There is no cheaper way to generate electricity today than with the sun. Power plants are currently being built in sunny locations that will supply solar electricity for less than two cents per kilowatt hour. Solar cells available on the market based on crystalline silicon make this possible with efficiencies of up to 23 percent. Therefore they hold a global market share of around 95 percent. With even higher efficiencies of more than 26 percent, costs could fall further. An international working group led by photovoltaics researchers from Forschungszentrum Jülich now plan to reach this goal with a nanostructured, transparent material for the front of solar cells and a sophisticated design. The scientists report on their success of many years of research in the renowned scientific journal "Nature Energy".

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  • 14. April 2021, Forschungszentrum Jülich
    Impacts of Coronavirus Lockdowns: New Study Collects Data on Pollutants in the Atmosphere

    Jülich, 13 April 2021 – One consequence of the coronavirus pandemic has been global restrictions on mobility. This, in turn, has had an effect on pollution levels in the atmosphere. Researchers from across the world are using this unique opportunity to take measurements, collect data, and publish studies. An international team led by Forschungszentrum Jülich's Institute of Climate and Energy Research – Troposphere has now published a comprehensive review providing an overview of results up to September 2020. The study also has its own dedicated website, where additional measurement data can be added to supplement and refine existing research results At the same time, this collection of data allows scientifically substantiated predictions to be made about the pollution levels of future mobility scenarios.

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  • 14. April 2021, Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon
    Reliably Measuring Whether Rivers or Lakes Run Out of Air

    International study shows that freshwater polluted by fecal material can be determined more quickly and reliably using a new technique.

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  • 14. April 2021, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)
    Engineering T cells for cancer therapy efficiently and safely

    Genetically enhancing a patient's immune cells by adding therapeutic genes to them outside the body is regarded as a promising new treatment approach in oncology. However, the production of these therapeutic cells using viruses is not only expensive but time-consuming. Researchers at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) have developed an innovative non-viral vector that can efficiently introduce therapeutic genes into immune cells. At the National Center for Tumor Diseases (NCT) Heidelberg, therapeutic T cells produced with the novel vector were able to target and fight cancer more efficiently than conventionally produced cellular therapies.

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  • 13. April 2021, Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association (MDC)
    Scaling up genome editing big in tiny worms

    MDC researchers can now induce diverse genetic mutations and track their effects on a large scale in microscopic worms. The team describe their in vivo parallel genetics approach and new analysis software called crispr-DART in the journal "Cell Reports".

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  • 13. April 2021, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
    Anti-reflective Films: What High-tech Can Learn from Plants

    KIT Spinoff Phytonics Develops an Antireflective Film Modeled on Petals - Innovation to be Experienced Digitally at Hannover Messe 2021 from April 12 to 16

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  • 13. April 2021, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)
    beLAB 2122: A new bridge connects research and industry

    Drug discovery alliance and development partnership company Evotec launches „beLAB2122", translating academic innovation from leading German Life Science Region in collaboration with Bristol Myers Squibb. The German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) is one of the academic partners of the cooperation project.

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  • 12. April 2021, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
    A Molecule That Responds to Light

    A novel Light-Spin Interface with Europium(III) Molecule Advances Development of Quantum Computers - KIT Researchers Report in Nature Communications

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