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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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  • 24. March 2021, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
    Agile Production: More Than 14 Million Euros for Battery Research

    KIT coordinates AgiloBat2: Novel Production System for Battery Cells – Flexible in Terms of Format, Material, and Quantity– BMBF Funds Second Project Phase

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  • 24. March 2021, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ
    EU project PrecisionTox starts

    A major research project to shape regulation and policy on chemical safety without the use of animal testing has been launched with the aid of €19.3M funding from the European Commission. Under the lead of the University of Birmingham, 15 European and US institutions are involved, including the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) as one of three German partners.

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  • 24. March 2021, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)
    Liver cancer: which patients benefit from immunotherapy?

    Immunotherapy using checkpoint inhibitors is effective in around a quarter of patients with liver cancer. However, to date, physicians have been unable to predict which patients would benefit from this type of treatment and which would not. Researchers from the German Cancer Research Center have now discovered that liver cancer caused by chronic inflammatory fatty liver disease does not respond to this treatment. On the contrary: in an experimental model, this type of immunotherapy actually promoted the development of liver cancer, as now reported in the journal Nature.

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  • 24. March 2021, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)
    Vaccination against mutated protein tested in brain tumor patients for the first time

    Tumor vaccines can help the body fight cancer. Mutations in the tumor genome often lead to protein changes that are typical of cancer. A vaccine can alert the patients' immune system to these mutated proteins. For the first time, physicians and cancer researchers from Heidelberg and Mannheim have now carried out a clinical trial to test a mutation-specific vaccine against malignant brain tumors. The vaccine proved to be safe and triggered the desired immune response in the tumor tissue, as the team now reports in the journal Nature.Joint press release by the German Cancer Research Center, University Medicine Mannheim, Heidelberg University Hospital, and the National Center for Tumor Diseases (NCT) Heidelberg

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  • 23. March 2021, Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR)
    Electronic nose sniffs out free radicals

    An international project involving researchers at Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) is receiving 3.2 million euros from the European research and innovation program “Horizon 2020” to develop a cost-effective method for measuring certain air pollutants. The team, whose members hail from both industry and science, aims to develop electrical sensors to detect harmful particles in the atmosphere. Air pollution is considered a major cause of more than 400,000 premature deaths in the European Union each year. Accurately measuring it, however, still poses major challenges for researchers.

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  • 23. March 2021, Forschungszentrum Jülich
    BioökonomieREVIER: Shaping the Future through Education and Training in the Rhineland Bioeconomy

    Jülich/Gelsenkirchen, 24 March 2021 – The Rhineland is home to a unique scientific landscape within Germany for the bioeconomy. How much use of this potential is already being made today for the region’s economy through education and training? Where should improvements be made to regional competence and qualification profiles? The Institute for Work and Technology (IAT) at the Westphalian University of Applied Sciences in Gelsenkirchen has presented a study on this on behalf of the BioökonomieREVIER structural change initiative, which is coordinated by Forschungszentrum Jülich. It provides an overview of industry focal points and provides impetus for education and training relating to bioeconomy in the Rhineland region.

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  • 22. March 2021, Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association (MDC)
    Detonating fuse for breast cancer discovered

    Targeted treatment of basal-like breast cancer could be facilitated by YAP inhibitors in the future. As reported by an MDC team headed by Walter Birchmeier in the scientific journal "Cancer Research", this type of cancer requires the support of the YAP protein to stimulate the growth of cancer stem cells.

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  • 22. March 2021, Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon
    Infrastructure for hydrogen aircraft - airplane production becomes climate-neutral

    City of Hamburg funds hydrogen study for aviation led by Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht

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  • 19. March 2021, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
    Protecting and Managing Forests with AI

    KIT and EDI GmbH Develop Intelligent Assistance System for Forest Management under a Changing Climate – New Interactive Video of the Series “Sachen machen mit KI”

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  • 19. March 2021, Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI)
    Putting pathogens on mute

    Saarbrücken researchers develop novel strategy for treating hospital germs. Pseudomonas aeruginosa is capable of colonizing almost every part of the human body, making it the causative agent of a wide range of infectious diseases. The reason for the success of the bacterium lies, among other things, in its ability to produce and settle in biofilms. These biofilms consist of a mixture of different biomolecules including sugars, proteins, and lipids and provide ...

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