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Immune cells discovered in the lungs improve virus defense

Carolyn King and her team have discovered immune cells resident in the lungs that persist long after a bout of flu. Experiments with mice have shown that these helper cells improve the immune response to reinfection by a different strain of…
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Gut-brain axis influences multiple sclerosis

A Basel-led international research team with Anne-Kathrin Pröbstel has discovered a connection between the intestinal flora and sites of inflammation in the central nervous system in multiple sclerosis. A specific class of immune cell plays…
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2020 Cloëtta Prize awarded to Basel breast cancer researcher Mohamed Bentires-Alj

Prof. Dr. Mohamed Bentires-Alj, who is trained in pharmaceutical sciences, is being honored by the Cloëtta Foundation for his groundbreaking research in the field of breast cancer. His group at the Department of Biomedicine …
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Sounds sculpt the brain — well into adolescence

In the research group of Prof. Rinaldi, it could recently be demonstrated, that exposure to frequency sweeps can sculpt the brain for people up to 16 years of age. Previously it was shown that simple sounds can shape the brain and neuronal…
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Nicola Aceto’s research group shows that hypoxia triggers the intravasation of clustered circulating tumor cells

Cinzia Donato and colleagues from D-BSSE, DBM, Biozentrum and the University Hospital Basel showed in an article published in Cell Reports that low oxygen levels are responsible for clusters of tumor cells to leave the tumor and enter blood…
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Radek Skoda wins the David Grimwade Prize 2020 of the European Hematology Association

At the 25th Annual Meeting of the European Hematology Association (EHA), the Grimwade Award will be presented to Prof. Radek Skoda, Head of Experimental Hematology and Head of DBM, for his work in the field of myeloproliferative neoplasias.…
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Ivan Martin new designated Head of the DBM

It is with great pleasure that we congratulate Prof. Dr. Ivan Martin for being elected as the designated new head of the DBM by the „Koordinationsgremium Medizin“ / KOG. He will take over the DBM leadership from Prof. Dr. Radek Skoda in one…
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Covid-19 research at DBM

Researchers at the DBM are working to better understand the SARS-CoV-2 virus and COVID-19 disease. The research groups of Christoph Hess and Christoph Berger have received funding from the Botnar Research Centre for Child Health (BRCCH) to…
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Anne-Katrin Pröbstel receives Ellermann-Award 2020 from the Swiss Neurological Society

Anne-Katrin Pröbstel, project leader in the Clinical Neuroimmunology group at the DBM and Neurology resident at the University Hospital Basel, is the recipient of the Ellermann-Prize in Neurology 2020. She is honored for her work on the…
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Daniela Finke’s research group shows how microbiota-induced tissue signals regulate ILC3-mediated antigen presentation

Frank Lehman, Nicole von Burg and colleagues from Basel, Bern, and Vienna revealed biological circuits for tissue-specific regulation of ILC3-dependent T cell responses. The study, published in Nature Communications, provides important…