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Nadine Münch and Dr. Daniel Freund from the CRTD sent the first batch of mesenchymal stromal cells via dry shipper at -190°C to Canada
18/09/2020 Press Release, News

Airfreight for Covid-19 therapy: Umbilical cord cells sent from Dresden to Canada

Mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) obtained at the CRTD from the umbilical cord of healthy newborns could soon save severely ill Covid-19 patients. In a collaborative project of the University Hospital Dresden, the Medical Faculty...more...

Saxony's Prime Minister Michael Kretschmer opening the Life Sciences Forum at the CRTD of the TU Dresden looking back on 20 years of Saxony's biotechnology initiative
09/09/2020 News, Press Release

20 years biotechnology initiative in Saxony

15,500 employees, an annual turnover of almost two billion euros, numerous companies and research institutes located mainly in Dresden and Leipzig, international courses of study and two clusters of excellence. The results of...more...

Neural stem cells in magenta, neuron progenitors in green, neurons in red © Ivan Mestres/CRTD
24/08/2020 News, Press Release

Researchers discover protein that plays a key role in the formation of neurons

An international team of researchers, including Dr. Tiwari from Queen’s University Belfast and Prof. Calegari from the CRTD of TU Dresden, has discovered the key role of a DNA-editing protein in the development of the brain: The...more...

Healthy (right) vs diseased (left) bowel: Extensive DNA damage (green) within the intestinal epithelium leads to inflammatory cell death and disrupts intestinal homeostasis © CRTD
08/06/2020 Press Release

Intestinal health: Dresden research team identifies enzyme essential for stem cell survival

Study results contribute to the understanding of intestinal regeneration and prevention of intestinal inflammation The intestinal epithelium is the inner layer of the intestinal wall, which separates host tissue from the...more...

Genomics research at the DRESDEN-concept Genome Center © CRTD
08/05/2020 Press Release

Coronavirus research combines forces - Genome researchers create German COVID-19 OMICS Initiative (DeCOI)

How does the new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) change its genetic information? What other infections occur in patients with COVID-19? Are there genetic risk factors that favor an infection? Numerous genome researchers are pooling...more...

Hidden immune potential under the stem cell surface © Cell Stem Cell
07/05/2020 Press Release

Stem cell immune potential featured on the cover of Cell Stem Cell

The cover of the renown scientific journal Cell Stem Cell illustrates a study by the group of Prof. Michael Sieweke in the May issue of the journal. The work of Marseille artist Vincent Ringler symbolises the immune...more...

Preparation of cell products © Dr. Anke Fuchs
04/05/2020 Press Release

From excellent science to application - with the SaxoCell innovation project in the BMBF competition "Clusters4Future”

They want to make better use of the body's self-healing powers and make "living drugs" available to many patients: Scientists from the TU Dresden, the University of Leipzig, and the Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy...more...

Immune cells by fluorescence microscopy: Blood stem cells remember a previous attack and produce more immune cells like these macrophages to fight a new infection © Sieweke lab / CIML
13/03/2020 Press Release

A newly discovered memory in our bones: Blood stem cells boost immunity by keeping a record of previous infections

A Franco-German research team led by Prof. Michael Sieweke, from the Center for Regenerative Therapies TU Dresden (CRTD) and the Center of  Immunology of Marseille Luminy (CNRS, INSERM, Aix-Marseille University), today...more...

Image of neural stem cells and newborn neurons (green) artificially generated in the hippocampus and contacting mature cells (red) of the mouse brain © CRTD
09/01/2020 Press Release

Rejuvenating the brain: more stem cells improve learning and memory of old mice

We all will experience it at some point, unfortunately: The older we get the more our brains will find it difficult to learn and remember new things. What the reasons underlying these impairments are is yet unclear but scientists...more...

The zebrafish forms many new brain cells after injury, integrates them into the nervous system and can thus regenerate © CRTD
07/01/2020 Press Release

"Census" in the zebrafish's brain - Dresden scientists explore newborn, regenerated neurons

The zebrafish is a master of regeneration: If brain cells are lost due to injury or disease, it can simply reproduce them - contrary to humans where this only happens in the fetal stage. However, the zebrafish is evolutionarily...more...

Frank Schreiner from Leica and Dr. Hella Hartmann from CMCB at TU Dresden installing the new microscopy system © Friederike Braun
18/12/2019 Press Release

CMCB Light Microscopy Facility receives state-of-the-art microscopy system

A new large-scale research instrument is currently being installed in the Light Microscopy Facility (LMF) of the CMCB technology platform. The laser scanning microscope of the latest generation was applied for in the tender...more...

TU Dresden team at the iGEM Giant Jamboree in Boston © iGEM TU Dresden
05/12/2019 Press Release

TU Dresden team presents DipGene at Synthetic Biology's largest innovation event

The student project DipGene developed a new methodology that makes genetic testing as easy as a pH-test. With their simple, cheap and low-tech method to test for the presence of any DNA sequence, they won a prestigious Gold...more...