Archives for August 2015

The MDC mourns Johanna Quandt

The MDC mourns Johanna Quandt who passed away on Monday, August 3, at the age of 89. She was a great benefactor of science and helped establish the Berlin Institute of Health (BIH) with 40 million Euros for her „Personal Excellence Initiative“. At a press conference in 2012, she explained her generous donation to the […]

Following the leader: how new blood vessels choose which cell goes first

Cells compete to lead the tip of growing blood vessels, a team of European and American scientists has discovered. Their study, published recently in Nature Communications, also revealed how the leading cell is chosen. Understanding how the body regulates angiogenesis – the formation of new blood vessels including veins, arteries and capillaries – is relevant […]