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WIHURI RESEARCH INSTITUTE SYMPOSIUM on Cardiovascular Biology

August 20, 2015, 8.55 am – 4.45 pm Biomedicum Helsinki, Finland Preliminary program (pdf) 8.00-8.55  Registration open in the arrival lobby 8.55-9.00  A few words about the Wihuri Research Institute SESSION I  Chairperson Riikka Kivelä 09.00-09.35  Kenneth Walsh, Boston: Mechanisms

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WIHURI RESEARCH INSTITUTE SYMPOSIUM on Cardiovascular Biology

June 2, 2014, 8.55 am – 5.00 pm Biomedicum Helsinki, Finland Preliminary program (pdf) See Among the confirmed speakers are: Hellmut Augustin, Heidelberg Christer Betsholtz, Stockholm Lena Claesson-Welsh, Uppsala Claus Cursiefen, Cologne Anne Eichmann, New Haven Gou Young Koh, Seoul

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KARI ALITALO has received the Dr A.H. Heineken Prize for Medicine

The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) has awarded the 2014 Dr A.H. Heineken Prize for Medicine to professor Kari Alitalo, Academy Professor for the Molecular Biology of Cancer at the University of Helsinki (Finland). Professor Alitalo receives

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KARI ALITALO has received The Niilo Voipio Award from The Finnish Cancer Organizations

KARI ALITALO has received The Niilo Voipio Award from The Finnish Cancer Organizations for his studies on the mechanisms of cancer. The previous awardees include professor Jukka-Pekka Mecklin (2009), professor Matti Hakama (2006) and Albert de la Chapelle (2003).

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MECHANISM OF VEGFR-3 activation

Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)-C signaling through VEGF receptor (VEGFR)-3 induces lymphangiogenesis and is involved also in tumor angiogenesis and metastasis. The extracellular domain (ECD) of VEGFRs consists of seven immunoglobulin homology domains; domains 1-3 (D1-3) are responsible for ligand

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WIHURI RESEARCH INSTITUTE SYMPOSIUM on Cardiovascular Biology

August 19, 2013, 9.15 am – 5.00 pm Biomedicum Helsinki, Finland Preliminary program (pdf) See Among the confirmed speakers are: Göran Hansson, Stockholm Susan Quaggin, Chicago Issei Komuro, Osaka Samir M Parikh, Boston Christine L. Mummery, Leiden Shahin Rafii, New

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KARI ALITALO receives the Finnish Science Prize 2013

The Finnish Science Prize 2013 has been awarded to Kari Alitalo. The prize was conferred by Minister of Education and Science Krista Kiuru in connection with the Finnish Science Forum in Helsinki on 29 May.  More information about the Prize

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KARI ALITALO elected as a member of NAS

Academy Professor Kari Alitalo from the University of Helsinki was appointed as a member of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (NAS) on 30 April 2013. The academy chooses its members based on highly significant

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KARI ALITALO receives the A. I. Virtanen Award 2013

The A. I. Virtanen prize is awarded to honor the lifetime accomplishments of the Finnish Nobel Prize laureate in science, professor Artturi Ilmari Virtanen. The prize is awarded by the Ravitsemuksen Tutkimussäätiö (The Nutrition Research Foundation), Suomalaisten kemistien seura r.y. (The

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DEVELOPMENT OF improved therapeutic angiogenesis

Insufficient vascular supply predisposes to tissue ischemia and infarction. Currently used treatments are based on surgical intervention and drugs that do not provide full recovery and may have side effects. New-generation therapies based on growth factor–stimulated angiogenesis provide exciting possibilities

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