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Wihuri Research Institute Symposium “Targeting Vascular Leak, Inflammation and Atherosclerosis” August 22-23, 2016 Biomedicum Helsinki, Finland                                                           PROGRAMME (pdf) August 22   Vascular Tie2/Tek targeting in disease Chair Pipsa Saharinen 12:00-13:00  Biomedicum Helsinki Seminar, Lecture Hall 1 Susan Quaggin, Chicago: …

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The International Diabetes Federation has declared diabetes “A Global Emergency” in urgent need of effective therapies. A recently published study suggests that generating healthy blood vessels in adipose tissue could provide help in normalizing metabolic balance in obese people who …

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Wihurin tutkimuslaitoksen tutkijoiden Aleksanteri Aspelundin ja Salli Antilan tulokset ovat päässeet Nature-lehden 10 “Notable Advances of 2015″ ja Science-lehden “Breakthroughs of the year 2015” listoille. Listatussa artikkelissaan he löysivät aivokalvoista imusuonia, vastoin oppikirjojen dogmaa, ettei keskushermostossa ole imusuonia. Linkit: http://www.sciencemag.org …

Aleksanteri Aspelundin ja Salli Antilan tulokset ovat päässeet Nature-lehden 10 “Notable Advances of 2015″ ja Science-lehden “Breakthroughs of the year 2015” listoille Read More »

Researchers at the University of Helsinki and Wihuri Research Institute report an exceptionally surprising finding that argues against all previous anatomy and histology textbook knowledge – lymphatic vessels exist in the central nervous system. The authors’ original image shows two …

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Michael Jeltsch has been selected as the winner of this year’s Circulation Best Paper Award in the category of Basic Science.“CCBE1 Enhances Lymphangiogenesis via A Disintegrin and Metalloprotease With Thrombospondin Motifs-3–Mediated Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor-C Activation” Circulation 2014;129:1962-71.

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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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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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 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).

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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