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SKLM publishes position paper: Shaping the future of food and nutrition research in Germany

In recent years, the global social challenges in the area of food and nutrition have become increasingly visible: securing the world's food supply and combating hunger, the prevention and treatment of diet-related diseases such as obesity and the …
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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 …

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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.

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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 …

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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.

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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 …

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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 …
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New research project investigates the development of ovarian cancer

Ovarian cancer has a poor prognosis because it is often diagnosed at a late stage, when a cure is difficult. For this reason, researchers at the Leibniz Research Centre for Working Environment and Human Factors in Dortmund (IfADo) are trying to understand the …