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A quota for women in science? Conference with top-class experts at the German Cancer Research Center

Attracting more women to senior positions in science is a challenge most research institutes in Germany are presently facing. Whether and how this can be achieved as well as the potential role of imposing a “quota for women” will be discussed at a conference entitled “Quote, Quark(s) ...

Surprising signal to control male fertility

Sperm cells mature during their transit in the epididymis and thus acquire their ability to fertilize ova. Scientists from the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) in Heidelberg and the Institute of Molecular Biology in Mainz have now discovered that signaling molecules of the Wnt family of proteins coordinate this ...

Possible New Mechanism for Aspirin’s Role in Cancer Prevention

Acetylsalicylic acid (ASA, “Aspirin”), has been shown to decrease the risk of colorectal cancer and possibly other cancers. However, the risk of side effects, including in some cases severe gastrointestinal bleeding, makes it necessary to better understand the mechanisms by which aspirin acts at ...


09. December 2015, DKFZ, Main Auditorium

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