News Article on Saechsische Zeitung: We are very happy that @saechsische.de picked us as one of the Top 10 research activities in Saxony! English translation below:
TOP 10 RESEARCH IN SAXONY
Inventions, discoveries and major scientific projects, about which the Saechsische Zeitung 2020 reported. The knowledge section has selected ten favorites from the research news from all subject areas.
TURNING OFF CANCER
Neural stem cells are marvels. They can divide or transform into other mature cell types. For these properties, they receive signals from the surrounding tissue. Andreas Androutsellis-Theotokis was able to elucidate an important signaling pathway. He discovered a mechanism that is activated to repair tissue after damage. All good. But after cancer treatment, it also repairs the tumor tissue and so it grows back again. With his new company Innate Repair Saxony GmbH, the native Greek is now looking for drugs that will stop this mechanism and with it, cancer.