Nature study shows: Salt reduces lactic acid bacteria in the gut whichs influences immune cells responsible for autoimmune diseases and hypertension. Probiotics ameliorate the symptoms in mice.
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Biomedical research has long been way ahead of the textbooks, says Genentech Vice President Vishva Dixit. In his MDC Lecture, the researcher talked about his fascination with cell death and what it means for research into sepsis.
In the largest transcriptome study to date, an international research team analysed the RNA of transplanted hearts and discovered a number of new risk factors for dilated cardiomyopathy and other heart conditions which could thus be recognised more easily in future.
Prof. Holger Gerhardt of the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) and an international team of collaborators receive a $6 million grant from the Fondation Leducq.
A new study in the journal Nature reveals that a small signaling molecule has the ability to cut off the blood supply to tumors. This allows the immune system’s T-cells to indirectly fight cancer.
Even an analog synthesizer has to be tuned. As the cables travel from one jack to the next, the artist’s neurons produce a different note each time. On the boundaries of stem cell technology and creating art in a lab.
With April 1st, systems biologist Markus Landthaler of the MDC has been appointed Professor for “RNA Systems Biology” at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.
The signaling molecule interferon gamma is produced by T-cells and it plays a key role in T-cell therapy. It cuts off the blood supply to tumors, as a new study in the journal Nature reveals.
Easter and colorful eggs go hand in hand. In Slavic culture, it is traditional to decorate these eggs using an intricate technique involving wax and dye. This custom is also practiced by the last Slavic minority group living in Germany, the Sorbs. Martin Ballaschk, who has Sorbian roots, explains how ordinary eggs can be turned into works of art.
MDC scientist Francesca Spagnoli reprograms liver cells to become cells of the pancreas, which may one day help diabetics. Here, she describes how European funding helped starting her own lab.