Press Archive

A New Start for Heart and Brain

The german newspaper Bonner Generalanzeiger reports the progress made in stem cell research and talks to Prof. Oliver Brüstle about research activities in North Rhine-Westphalia as well as the work of the NRW stem cell network –  see the article (available in German only)

From Bench to Network!

A report of the University of Applied Sciences Bonn-Rhein-Sieg about the Kick-off Meeting – see the report 

North-Rhine Westphalia funds stem cell research

A press release of the journal Ärzte Zeitung on the decision of the state to fund the Stem Cell Network NRW on a permanent basis  –  see the press release (available in German only)

The Ministry for Culture and Science funds the Stem Cell Network NRW on a permanent basis with half a million euro a year

A press release of the ministry for culture and science of the state of North-Rhine Westphalia on funding of the Stem Cell Network NRW – see press release (available in German only)

Top in Stem Cells

In the german newspaper Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger appeared an article about the Kick-off Meeting and the work of the Stem Cell Network – see the full article here (available in German only)

European Action Day on Stem Cell Research

The newspaper from Münster, ' Westfälischen Nachrichten', wrote an article about the UniStem Day offer of Prof. Martin Götte at the University Hospital Münster – see article

Stem Cell Research in NRW: High hopes and many open questions

In the german newspaper Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger appeared an extensive article about stem cell research in NRW and the work of the Stem Cell Network - Read the full article here (available in German only)

Approved therapies with stem cells? This WDR podcast explains!

WDR 5 | Stem cell research has great potential for the treatment of various diseases. However, only three applications have been approved so far. Find out more about proven therapies and dubious offers. The author also interviewed the managing director of the Stem Cell Network NRW. The podcast "Dubious stem cell therapies" was broadcasted on 06.09.2018 on WDR 5 Quarks - Top Themes from Science. – Listen to the podcast here (available in German only)

Stammzellen: Ersatz aus dem eigenen Körper

Apotheken Umschau | Using a new technique, researchers can extract stem cells from patients' tissues. This can be used to cultivate miniature organs for cancer therapy. About the possibilities of stem cell therapy  – Read the full article here (available in German only)

Milestone for the Stem Cell Network North Rhine-Westphalia: Science Ministry prospects long-term funding.

Presse release of the MKW | The federal state government of North Rhine-Westphalia wants to strengthen the Stem Cell Network NRW: From 2019, the initiative, which is unique in Germany, will be supported by the Ministry of Culture and Science (MKW) on a permanent basis. In order to create the conditions for institutional funding, 19 universities, university clinics and science institutions from North Rhine-Westphalia founded the association Stammzellnetzwerk.NRW at Schloss Mickeln today– Press release of the ministry for culture and science of the state of North-Rhine Westphalia (available in German only)

Milestone for the Stem Cell Network North Rhine-Westphalia

Medizin Aspekte | The renowned Stem Cell Network North Rhine-Westphalia will most likely be supported permanently by the federal state of NRW from 2019 onwards. To this end, 19 universities, university hospitals and non-university research institutions based in NRW today jointly founded the association "Stammzellnetzwerk.NRW" – Press release published on Medizin Aspekte (available in German only)

Süddeutsche Zeitung deals with unproven therapies

Süddeutsche Zeitung | In it’s issue from July 21th, the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung deals with unproven stem cell treatments and is taking the company Blue Horizon International (BHI) as an example. As part of her investigation, the author Astrid Viciano also accompanied Brian Mehling (the chief medical officer of BHI) to a company facility in Slovakia, where he himself received a stem cell treatment. The well-researched article was published in the print edition of the newspaper (“Viel versprochen”) as well as in the online version (“Wie Pseudo-Wissenschaft dubiose Geschäfte ankurbelt“) and includes several statements of experts from the Stem Cell Network North Rhine-Westphalia – Read the full article here (available in German only)

UniStem Day 2018: Students visit the Essen University Hospital

Essener Stadtanzeiger | On the Europe-wide stem cell day, the Institute for Transfusion Medicine at the Essen University Hospital opened its doors for interested students. Led by Dr. med. Verena Börger the students carried out their own experiments with induced pluripotent stem cells and thus gained their first experience in the laboratory – Read the full article here (available in German only)

When does life actually start? – Newspaper report about the project day for stem cell research in Rheine

The students of the basic and advanced courses Biology at Kopernikus-Gymnasium dealt with the subject of stem cell research. - Read the full article here (available in German only)

Between heat and cooling

At the European day of action on stem cell research at Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg, University of Applied Sciences in Rheinbach students from biology courses of the Konrad-Adenauer-Gymnasium Meckenheim and the Municipal Gymnasium Rheinbach performed their own experiments. - Read the full article here (available in German only)

Getting to know stem cells from both sides

General Anzeiger Bonn | On the Europe-wide day of action "UniStem Day" three institutes from the University of Bonn gave students insights into biological and ethical issues. - Read the full article here (available in German only)

University of Duisburg-Essen participates for the first time in UniStemDay: stem cell junior researchers

Essen.de | For the first time, the Institute for Transfusion Medicine of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE) is participating in the Europe-wide UniStem Day: More than one hundred students will visit the University Hospital Essen on March 17 to learn about stem cell research. At a total of six laboratory stations, they can try out a lot by themselves under expert guidance. - Press release of the University of Duisburg-Essen (available in German only)