In this section are listed news about important publications, research projects and events.


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.


Checklist for radical cystectomy in patients with SCI

Cancer is the third most common cause of death in people with spinal cord injury (SCI), with bladder cancer being the second most common cancer after lung cancer. It is not uncommon for bladder cancer in SCI patients to be discovered only as an advanced …


Similarity of hepatocytes from liver and from stem cells improved

Research with stem cells is becoming increasingly important, because stem cells can develop into any body cell – skin cells, nerve cells or organ cells such as liver cells, the so-called hepatocytes. Stem cells can therefore be used, for example, in the …


Due to data gaps, SKLM recommends new assessment of the flavouring substance acetaldehyde

Acetaldehyde occurs naturally in many foods and is also used as a flavouring substance due to its fruity aroma. The Senate Commission on the Food Safety (German SKLM) of the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft-DFG) has reviewed the …


Jan Hengstler at the International Bile Acid Meeting

At the „XXVI International Bile Acid Meeting: Bile Acids in Health and Disease 2022“ in Amsterdam, Prof. Hengstler gave a lecture on „An integrated framework of bile flux: from solute diffusion to bile flow“. The topic was a new pathophysiological concept of …


Best Presentation Award for Nikita Rajendra Sharma, Jai Prakash Kushvah und Gerhard Rinkenauer

At the 16th International Conference on Traffic and Transportation Psychology in Montreal, Canada, Nikita Rajendra Sharma, Jai Prakash Kushvah and Gerhard Rinkenauer from the Ergonomics Department received the Best Presentation Award for their presentation …


Mesothelioma of the testis: histopathological examination essential for classification

Mesotheliomas are very aggressive tumours, almost exclusively caused by asbestos, which are very often occupational. Between 2014 and 2020, four out of five cases of testicular mesothelioma assessed at an institute were recognised as occupational diseases. The …


Patrick Nell receives doctoral award in the field of chemical biology from TU Dortmund

June 15, 2022 The Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at TU Dortmund awarded this year’s doctoral award in the field of chemical biology to Patrick Nell. The award comes with a certificate and prize money of €500. The festive award ceremony took place …


Interruption of bile acid uptake by liver cells after paracetamol overdose mitigates liver damage

Poisoning with paracetamol (acetaminophen – APAP) is a common cause of liver failure. However, not all the correlations that lead to liver damage from APAP are yet known. Especially the role of bile acids is unclear. The Leibniz Research Centre for Working …