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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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  • 16. August 2017, German Cancer Research Centre
    Using barcodes to trace cell development

    There are various concepts about how blood cells develop. However, they are based almost exclusively on experiments that solely reflect snapshots. In a publication in Nature, scientists from the German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg now present a novel technique that captures the process in a dynamic way. Using a "random generator", the researchers label hematopoietic stem cells with genetic barcodes that enable them to trace which cell types arise from the stem cell. This method will facilitate whole new insights into the development of various tissues as well as cancer.

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  • 16. August 2017, Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf
    Bootcamp on the toolbox of internet giants

    Scientists of the Center for Systems Biology Dresden (CSBD), the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (MPI-CBG), and the HZDR – all part of the DRESDEN-concept research alliance – are organizing an exceptional workshop from 21st to 25th August 2017: With methods that are used by Google, Facebook, and other internet giants, you can also analyse scientific data. Even Google engineers will visit the workshop to share their knowledge.

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  • 10. August 2017, Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association
    Circular RNA linked to brain function

    For the first time, scientists have shown that circular RNA is linked to brain function. When a RNA molecule called Cdr1as was deleted from the genome of mice, the animals had problems filtering out unnecessary information – like patients suffering from neuropsychiatric disorders. 

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  • 10. August 2017, Helmholtz Zentrum München - German Research Center for Environmental Health
    Long-Term Diabetes Complication: Liver Inflammation Raises Cholesterol Levels

    Inflammatory processes in the liver lead to elevated cholesterol levels in people with diabetes, thus promoting subsequent vascular diseases. This is the result of a study by scientists of Helmholtz Zentrum München, Technische Universität München (TUM) and the Collaborative Research Center SFB 1118 at Heidelberg University Hospital. The paper, which has now been published in the journal ‘Cell Reports’, presents a previously unknown mechanism.

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  • 09. August 2017, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
    Leibniz Prize Finally Presented to Britta Nestler

    No scientific misconduct by KIT materials researcher – Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize award ceremony at the annual meeting of the DFG in Halle

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