X-Letter 34: Focus on medicine

In this issue of the print magazine, we present the nine Medical Research and Development (MRD) Projects and other interesting research projects.
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Atlas of Immune Cells in Renal Cancer

Researchers from the University of Zurich have individually analyzed millions of immune cells in tumor samples from patients with renal cell carcinoma. They are now presenting an immunological atlas of the tumor environment for the first time, leading to possible further developments of immunotherapies (Image: Karina Silina, UZH). This research was supported by the Transfer Project (TF) Foes or Friends? and the Medical Research and Development Project (MRD) MetastasiX.
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How to color a lizard: from biology to mathematics

Researchers at the University of Geneva (UNIGE) and SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics report in the journal Nature that a southwestern European lizard slowly acquires its intricate adult skin colour by changing the colour of individual skin scales using an esoteric computational system invented in 1948 by the mathematician John von Neumann. (Image: UNIGE). This research was supported by the Research, Technology and Development Project (RTD) EpiPhysX.
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Free registration for SBHD 2017 is sponsoring the International Conference on Systems Biology of Human Disease (SBHD) 2017, which will take place at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) in Heidelberg, Germany, from July 5-7, 2017. We are offering free registration to 15 participants and up to 10 travel grants for students and postdocs of the network. If you are interested, send an email to eavan.dorcey(at) by May 31. These free registrations and travel grants will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.
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