25 February 2021 11:00 AM
WEBINAR: Lecture series Cancer Research: "Translating the Science of Gliomas: Current Concepts & Future Challenges" - Prof Colin Watts
Quality Officer - SL0221
The Quality Officer is responsible for contributing to the planning, organization, implementation and continuous improvement of the integrated Quality Management System of LIH, to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements, ISO norms, Good Clinical (Laboratory) Practice as well as relevant “Best Practices” requirements e.g. for biobanking with the goal to receive and maintain related accreditation and certification, where strategically relevant.
Hypertension: know what is behind your numbers
High blood pressure (HBP) or hypertension is often called the ‘‘silent killer’’, due to the lack of obvious symptoms indicating its presence. It is therefore important to be able to self-monitor one’s blood pressure and understand how to interpret the measurements. To this end, the Cardiovascular Research Unit (CVRU) of the LIH Department of Population Health (DoPH) recently published an informative brochure to help shed light into cardiovascular health.
Industrial partnerships with Pharma to strengthen translational research at LIH
The Tumor Immunotherapy and Microenvironment (TIME) research group of the LIH Department of Oncology (DONC) teamed up with Swedish Pharma company Sprint Bioscience to investigate the therapeutic benefit of small molecules inhibiting key pathways in cancer cells. The aim is to potentiate the effectiveness of immunotherapy and providing innovative and translational approaches to treating several cancers.
[Press release] Novel immunotherapy approach to treat cat allergy
Researchers from the Department of Infection and Immunity of the Luxembourg Institute of Health (LIH) brought forward the potential of high doses of a specific adjuvant molecule, namely CpG oligonucleotide, in successfully modulating the immune system’s allergic response to the main cat allergen Fel d 1, thereby inducing a tolerance-promoting reaction and reverting the main hallmarks of cat allergy. The researchers analysed the molecular mechanisms underlying this tolerance and proposed a pre-clinical allergen-specific immunotherapy approach to improve the treatment and control of this common type of allergy. The full study results were published very recently in the renowned international journal “Allergy”, the official journal of the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) and one of the top two journals worldwide in the allergy field.
Physical activity in Luxembourg: how active are we?
On January 27th, the Global Observatory for Physical Activity (GoPA!) released its second round of physical activity country profiles, presenting detailed information on physical activity research, policy and surveillance in 162 countries across the world. The Physical Activity, Sport and Health research group of the LIH Department of Population Health (DoPH) was the point of contact for the 2020 Country Card for Luxembourg, contributing with the data and information generated through past population studies in order to give an overview of the country’s performance in this domain.