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CarTarDis dissemination activities fall 2017

August 21, 2017

Our CarTarDis collaborative project is near it’s end. With only a few weeks to go, and many exciting results of our activities becoming available in these weeks, we have a number of dissemination activities planned. We submitted several abstracts and are pleased to announce that CarTarDis will be represented by five poster presentations at two […]

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Heart@Target, joint meeting of three FP7 consortia on Cardiovascular research.

October 2, 2016

Three consortia of EU FP7 projects which are focused on identification and validation of new targets for drugs in cardiovascular disease organized a joint meeting in Zandvoort, The Netherlands on Tuesday the 27th and Wednesday 28th of September 2016.  With 60 participants from the three consortia,  represented by researchers from academia, several SME’s and big […]

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Cartardis partner Imabiotech presented poster ‘Multimodal Analysis and Mass Spectrometry Imaging of Atherosclerotic Plaque Tissue’ at the 2016 ASMS meeting

August 24, 2016

Poster CarTarDis Imabiotech ASMS 2016 Within the CartarDis project we evaluate  several CVD targets  and their mechanism of involvement in the development of CVD is studied with  multimodal molecular imaging techniques. Preliminary data obtained within the CarTarDis project showed that mechanisms related to lipid metabolism and inflammation are genetically and functionally linked to cardiovascular disease […]

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A systematic evaluation of the cellular innate immune response during the process of human atherosclerosis, paper supported by CarTarDis published by AHA

August 16, 2016

The concept of innate immunity is well recognized within the spectrum of atherosclerosis, which is primarily dictated by macrophages. Although current insights to this process are largely based on murine models, there are fundamental differences in the atherosclerotic microenvironment and associated inflammatory response relative to humans. In this light, Cartardis partner, LUMC characterized the cellular […]

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Paper on cardiac hypertrophy published by Umeå University

June 3, 2016

Cardiac hypertrophy and decreased high-density lipoprotein cholesterol in Lrig3-deficient mice. This interesting paper was financially supported by CarTarDis and published by partner  Umeå University in Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol (March 23, 2016). Genetic factors confer risk for cardiovascular disease. Recently, large genome-wide population studies have shown associations between genomic loci close to LRIG3 […]

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PolyGene presented poster ‘Novel Glucocorticoid-based Gene Regulation System’ at Transgenic Technology Meeting

April 6, 2016

Polygene presented a poster entitled ‘Novel Glucocorticoïd-based Gene Regulation System’ the 13th Transgenic Technology Meeting in Prague, held March 20-23 2016 and organized by the International Society of Transgenic Technologies (ISTT) ( Over 600 scientists from all over the world attended this much sought-after meeting, and PolyGene was participating with four representatives. The program was dense with full […]

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New publication supported by CarTarDis published by Diabetes care

September 28, 2015

A peer rewiewed publication entitled ‘Effects of metformin on metabolite profiles and LDL cholesterol in patients with Type 2 Diabetes’ was published by the journal Diabetes Care few weeks ago. This publication was financially supported by CarTarDis. CarTarDis partner HMGU, CarTarDis team members Stefan Brandmeier, Rui-Wang Sattler and Thomas Meitinger significantly contributed to this exciting paper. The publication of […]

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5th consortium meeting, October 1-2, 2015 in Hørsholm, Denmark

August 11, 2015

The fifth consortium meeting of the CarTarDis project will be held in Hørsholm, Denmark and is prepared in collaboration with Bioneer. The consortium meets every half year to discuss the progress of the project and to facilitate the collaboration within and between the work packages. During this fifth meeting we will discuss the scientific progress achieved in the individual work packages […]

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CarTarDis poster at the ASMS 2015 meeting

June 24, 2015

Gregory Hamm from ImaBiotech presented a poster ‘Multimodal Analysis and Mass Spectrometry Imaging of Artherosclerotic Plaque Tissue’, co-authored by several partners of the CarTarDis consortium, at the 2015 ASMS meeting. The 63rd ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics took place in St. Louis, MO, USA 31 May–4 June 2015. Download the poster : G.Hamm_Poster_ASMS_2015_CarTarDis

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CarTarDis meeting 20+21 April

March 2, 2015

20-21 April 2015 The fourth consortium meeting of the CarTarDis project will be held in Reykjavik, Iceland and is prepared in collaboration with IHA. The meeting will take place at the Centerhotel Plaza. The consortium meets every half year to discuss the progress of the project and to facilitate the collaboration within and between the work packages. During this fourth […]

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