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Double signal activates killer cells

Scientists from the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) have found out that natural killer cells need at least two separate signals in order to be able to fight cytomegaloviruses. This finding might help to find more effective treatments against this virus, which is particularly dangerous for leukemia ...

Effective and safe – Evaluation of the first ten years of colonoscopy in cancer screening

Scientists at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) have evaluated data from the first ten years of endoscopic gastrointestinal cancer screening (colonoscopy). The study concludes that the approximately 4.4 million screening examinations ...

"Ring of Fire" wins the world championship in synthetic biology – a team of Heidelberg students wins over the judges in Boston

For the second time in a row, a student team from Heidelberg University and the German Cancer Research Center has won the Grand Prize – and several special prizes – in the international iGEM competition in Boston.


03. Dezember 2014, DKFZ, Communication Center

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