Press and Public Relations

Press and Public Relations

Press Officer and Head of Press and Public Relations (in ch.)

Dr. Sibylle Kohlstädt

Im Neuenheimer Feld 280
69120 Heidelberg

Phone: +49 6221 422854
Fax: +49 6221 422968

E-Mail: s.kohlstaedt@dkfz.de
or presse@dkfz.de

Recent Press Releases

No. 31 | 14. May 2018 | by Eck

"Universal antibodies" disarm various pathogens

The common pathogen Klebsiella pneumoniae
© Niaid, Wikimedia

Scientists from the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) have been studying how the immune system succeeds in keeping pathogens in check. For the first time, the researchers have now discovered antibodies that are capable of disarming not only one specific bacterium but a whole variety of microorganisms at once. The newly discovered antibodies recognize a tiny sugar structure found on the surface of various germs. Thus, a limited number of antibodies is sufficient to control a wide variety of microorganisms.

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No. 30 | 11. May 2018 | by Mat

Genetic analysis for certain childhood brain tumors soon a standard-of-care?

MRT picture of a medulloblastoma
© Wikimedia/Hellerhoff

An international team of researchers from the Hopp Children's Cancer Center at the NCT Heidelberg (KiTZ), the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) and the German Cancer Consortium (DKTK) together with colleagues at the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis and the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto has summarized hereditary gene defects which can trigger the development of certain malignant brain tumors (medulloblastoma). From their findings, the team has derived recommendations for routine genetic screening in medulloblastoma patients.
The "Hopp Children's Cancer Center at the NCT Heidelberg" (KiTZ) is a joint initiative of Heidelberg University Hospital and the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ).

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No. 29a | 07. May 2018 | by Koh

High science distinction for Michael Baumann

Michael Baumann
© Philip Benjamin, NCT Dresden

At its 100th Annual Meeting, the American Radium Society honored Michael Baumann, Chairman and Scientific Director of the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), with the Janeway Gold Medal. The medal, which is awarded for outstanding contributions in cancer therapy, is one of the most prestigious distinctions in radiation oncology.

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