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Novel histone modifications couple metabolism to gene activity

06. November 2017

Scientists of Helmholtz Zentrum München and Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich (LMU) have discovered that two new classes of histone modifications couple cellular metabolism to gene activity. The study was published in ‘Nature Structural and Molecular Biology’.read more

Laleh Haghverdi receives the 2017 Helmholtz Doctoral Prize and...

12. October 2017

Dr. Laleh Haghverdi has been awarded this year’s Helmholtz Doctoral Prize in health research for her outstanding work and Erwin Schrödinger Prize. In her dissertation, Geometric Diffusions for Reconstruction of Cell Differentiation Dynamics, at the Helmholtz Zentrum München Institute of Computational Biology, she focused on data analysis methods in the area of single-cell sequencing. The prize...read more

Immune cells help fat deal with environmental challenges

13. September 2017

Immunosuppressive regulatory T-cells play an important role in the functioning of adipose tissue. This is the discovery of scientists from the Helmholtz Diabetes Center (HDC) at Helmholtz Zentrum München and the Technical University of Munich (TUM). Their findings are published in the journal ‘Cell Metabolism’.read more

Four HMGU scientists from the Plant Genome and Systems Biology...

30. June 2017

An evaluation in the June issue of the Laborjournal reports that four of the most highly cited plant scientists in the German-speaking region are located at the Plant Genome and Systems Biology (PGSB) Group at the Helmholtz Zentrum München.read more

Molecular patterns of complex diseases

06. April 2017

The Helmholtz Zentrum München has published results of the largest genome-wide association study on proteomics to date. An international team of scientists reports 539 associations between protein levels and genetic variants in ‘Nature Communications’. These associations overlap with risk genes for 42 complex diseases.read more

How Fibrosis Drugs Work

collagen fibrils 20. March 2017

Researchers at Helmholtz Zentrum München, a partner in the German Center for Lung Research, have discovered a new mechanism of action of two drugs used in the treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). The paper was published in the ‘American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology’.read more

Cigarette smoke curbs lung's self-healing

02. March 2017

Smoke from cigarettes blocks self-healing processes in the lungs and consequently can lead to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Researchers at the Helmholtz Zentrum München, partner in the German Center for Lung Research (DZL), and their international colleagues have reported this in the ‘American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine’.read more

Deep Learning predicts hematopoietic stem cell development

21. February 2017

Autonomous driving, automatic speech recognition, and the game Go: Deep Learning is generating more and more public awareness. Scientists at the Helmholtz Zentrum München and their partners at ETH Zurich and the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have now used it to determine the development of hematopoietic stem cells in advance. In ‘Nature Methods’ they describe how their software predicts...read more