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Research

Data standard for nanosafety research data published on ‘FAIRsharing.org’

Partners of the LRA Advanced Materials Safety, of which IfADo is a member, have published the results of one of their collaborations, a data guideline for description of research data called Minimum Information Table for the Safety of Engineered Nanomaterials …
Picture collage of the participants from left to right Stephan Getzmann with Charlotte Quik, Tim Brecklinghausen with Julia Eisentraut

Ergonomics

Dialogue between science and politics: Leibniz im Landtag 2023

On November 30, the "Leibniz im Landtag" event took place once again, at which researchers from the Leibniz Research Centers in North Rhine-Westphalia engage in dialogue with politicians from the state parliament. Tim Brecklinghaus and Stephan Getzmann from …

Toxicology

Functional imaging shows how intestinal and liver diseases mutually influence each other

A mechanism underlying several liver diseases is that the bile produced in the liver cannot be secreted into the intestine as intended. This leads to a backlog of bile, which can damage the liver tissue. The research groups of Prof. Trautwein, Junior-Prof. …
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IfADo

Jan Hengstler re-elected SKLM chairman

Prof. Dr. Jan Hengstler, Head of the Department Toxicology, has been re-elected chairman of the Senate Commission on Food Safety (Senatskommission zur gesundheitlichen Bewertung von Lebensmitteln – SKLM) of the German Research Foundation. The term of office is …

Research

New potential therapeutic approach for HER2-positive breast cancer discovered

Resistance to HER2-targeted therapies can be a problem when treating patients with HER2-positive (HER2+) breast cancer. Therefore, the identification of new therapies for this patient group is important.

Awards

Four scientists receive the Dortmund Biomedicine Prize 2022

March 9, 2023 Yesterday, the Association for the Promotion of Biomedical and Clinical Research awarded four scientists in three categories. The award was given for scientifically outstanding work in the field of biomedical research that was carried out in …

IfADo

Work of the Senate Commission on Food Safety will be funded for three years

The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG – German Research Foundation) is funding the work of the Senate Commission on Food Safety (Senatskommission zur gesundheitlichen Bewertung von Lebensmitteln – SKLM) with around 800,000 euros over the next three years. …

Research

What mechanisms are at work in paracetamol poisoning of the liver?

Acetaminophen poisoning (APAP) is the second most common cause of liver transplantation worldwide. However, not all the correlations that lead to liver damage from APAP are yet known.