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  • 21. March 2019, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)
    The evolution of brain tumors

    Scientists from the German Cancer Research Center found in a recent study that only three different genetic alterations drive the early development of malignant glioblastomas. At least one of these three cancer drivers was present in all tumors investigated. However, it is the activation of telomerase that leads to rapid growth. The tumors develop for up to seven years before they become noticeable as symptoms and are diagnosed. However, in contrast to their early development, glioblastomas, which return after therapy, share virtually no concurrent genetic alterations.

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  • 21. March 2019, Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI)
    Colonisation in Slow Motion

    There is a wide variety of animals living on the Arctic seabed. Attached to rocks, they feed by removing nutrients from the water using filters or tentacles. But it can take decades for these colonies to become established, and they probably don’t achieve their natural diversity until much later. These are the findings of a unique 18-year study by researchers from the Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI), which has now been published in the scientific journal “Limnology and Oceanography”.

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  • 20. March 2019, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
    Materials Design in 3D: from the Molecule to the Macrostructure

    “3D Matter Made to Order” Cluster of Excellence of KIT and Heidelberg University Starts and Focuses on Printed Three-dimensional Design Structures

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  • 20. March 2019, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
    Projects for an Optimal Start of Studies at KIT

    Mentoring, Online Services, Orientation Tests, and Integrated Buddy Program: The State of Baden-Württemberg Funds Programs to Facilitate the Beginning of Studies at KIT

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  • 20. March 2019, Forschungszentrum Jülich
    JuStruct: Joint Research on the Function of Proteins in the Brain

    Jülich, 15 March 2019 – Protein molecules in the brain play a key role in the emergence of illnesses such as Alzheimer's disease. Three outstanding institutes at Forschungszentrum Jülich are now joining forces to investigate this in more depth on an atomic level. They will collaborate within the scope of the Jülich Centre for Structural Biology (JuStruct), a platform that was officially announced today.

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  • 20. March 2019, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
    China and India Lead in Greening of the World

    Intensive Agriculture Essentially Contributes to the Greening of the World – Satellite Data Reveal Massive Anthropogenic Influence – Publication in Nature Sustainability

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  • 20. March 2019, Forschungszentrum Jülich
    New Method for Separating Rigid and Flexible Blood Cells

    Jülich, 12 March 2019 – Scientists from Forschungszentrum Jülich have developed a new method for measuring the elasticity of red blood cells. This elasticity – along with many other cell properties – is considered an important biomarker. Various diseases such as sickle-cell anaemia, malaria, or diabetes are associated with an increasing rigidity of red blood cells. This rigidity is an indicator of the presence and progression of the disease. The disc-shaped red blood cells are usually very flexible and change their shape frequently. This permits them to penetrate even the smallest blood vessels in order to provide oxygen.

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  • 19. March 2019, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
    Energy-efficient Superconducting Cable for Future Technologies

    The “HTS CroCo” Made by KIT Can Transport Large Amounts of Electric Power – Innovative Manufacturing Process Makes It a Potential Mass Product

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  • 18. March 2019, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
    Position Paper on Potential Impacts of Climate Change on Winter Sports

    Experts Expect Increase in the Annual Mean Temperature by at Least Another Two Degrees Celsius in the Alpine Region and Low Mountain Ranges until the End of the Century

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  • 18. March 2019, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
    First International AI Science Film Festival at KIT

    About Potentials and Drawbacks: On the Occasion of the Science Year 2019 – Artificial Intelligence, KIT Looks for Films on AI – Submission Deadline March 31, 2019

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