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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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  • 28. September 2021, Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY
    KAI for Hamburg: DESY and HAW Hamburg agree on new cooperative venture

    Educating, researching, developing and creating new perspectives – together:the German research centre DESY and the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW Hamburg) today agreed on a new strategic Cooperation for Application and Innovation (KAI). The cooperative venture will focus on cooperativedegree programmes and teaching, research and development as well as innovation, technology and knowledge transfer. KAI is to strengthens the joint training of urgently needed highly qualified engineers and scientists. KAI will help shape Hamburg’s structural transformation to become a science and innovation metropolis in the north, through applied research and by developing sustainable and digital technologies. The City of Hamburg supports the cooperation with start-up funding of 120 000 euros .

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  • 27. September 2021, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
    Karlsruhe Devoted to AI and Digitization

    KIT Science Week Meets InnovationFestival @karlsruhe.digital

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  • 27. September 2021
    New world record in materials research - X-ray microscopy with 1000 tomograms per second

    Tomoscopy is an imaging method in which three-dimensional images of the inside of materials are calculated in rapid succession. Now a team led by HZB physicist Francisco García Moreno has achieved a new world record at the TOMCAT beamline of the Swiss Light Source at the Paul Scherrer Institute: with 1000 tomograms per second, it is now possible to non-destructively document very fast processes and developments in materials on the micrometre scale, such as the burning of a sparkler or the foaming of a metal alloy for the production of stable lightweight materials.

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  • 27. September 2021, Helmholtz Zentrum München – German Research Center for Environmental Health (HMGU)
    Bioengineering meets hepatitis B: Researchers design promising novel therapeutic candidates

    Researchers have designed antibodies as novel therapeutic candidates for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B and hepatocellular carcinoma. Their study in human cell cultures and in living mice showed the elimination of antigen-positive cells and reduction of tumor growth. The scientists now have teamed-up with industry partners to continue to develop this approach for clinical application and to initiate clinical studies.

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  • 24. September 2021, Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association (MDC)
    Kidney expert Kai Schmidt-Ott receives award

    The Berlin-based physician and researcher Kai Schmidt-Ott is investigating the causes of kidney failure and working to develop new methods to better diagnose and treat kidney diseases. The German Society of Nephrology has now recognized his research achievements with the 2021 Franz Volhard Award, which includes a €10,000 cash prize.

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  • 24. September 2021, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
    Public Conference: Future of Work

    FutureWork Project Presents Scenarios of Future Work

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  • 22. September 2021, Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI)
    Stronger together: EMBL and Helmholtz Health formalise their collaboration in research and development

    Research organisations join forces to respond to societal challenges. Data science, microbiome research, environmental research, infection biology, and health and disease research with a special focus on cancer and antibiotics – these interdisciplinary topics are the focus of the memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed by EMBL and Helmholtz Health. With this agreement, the two organisations will join forces to address pressing challenges for science ...

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  • 21. September 2021, Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon
    First lockdown brought better air

    Hereon scientists investigate the link between the first corona-induced lockdown and air quality in Central Europe

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  • 21. September 2021, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)
    High risk of colorectal cancer in men only partly explainable

    Throughout the world, more men than women develop colorectal cancer. Scientists from the German Cancer Research Center have now analyzed the extent to which known and presumed risk and protective factors contribute to this considerably higher risk of disease. Surprisingly, they found that only about half of this excess risk can be explained by the known risk factors. Further factors that increase the risk of colorectal cancer need to be identified and evaluated to improve screening in men in future.

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  • 20. September 2021, Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association (MDC)
    BR50: Strengthen the science metropolis Berlin

    With a position paper developed under the umbrella of Berlin Research 50, the non-university institutions of Berlin emphasize what is important for science in Berlin. They state ten demands that should be implemented by the future senate to strengthen Berlin as science metropolis.

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