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Heart & Brain – understanding together
04.06.2024

Heart & Brain – understanding together

Special exhibition at the Forum Wissen   How does a “patch” for the heart work? Can we hear with light? And how can insights from basic research be used to help diagnose and treat diseases? The “Heart & Brain – understanding together” exhibition examines these and related questions between these
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DZKJ enters the start-up phase
29.05.2024

DZKJ enters the start-up phase

German Centre for Child and Adolescent Health (DZKJ) will become a new partner of the German Centres for Health Research (DZG) from 1 June 2024. The nationally organised and networked research centre will receive 30 million euros in funding from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research during the two-year
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Talking about animal testing
23.04.2024

Talking about animal testing

Adressing an emotional topic with transparency and facts   Animal experiments in research is a topic that is often less about facts and more about emotionally charged opinions. This is also due to the fact that scientists are often reluctant to comment on the subject, if at all. The scientific
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Gerd Hasenfuß received Leopold Lichtwitz Medal
16.04.2024

Gerd Hasenfuß received Leopold Lichtwitz Medal

Professor Gerd Hasenfuß received the Leopold Lichtwitz Medal of the German Society of Internal Medicine (DGIM) at the annual congress in recognition of his great services to internal medicine. Hasenfuß has been Director of the Clinic for Cardiology and Pneumology since 1998, University Professor of Internal Medicine at the University
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Young Scientist Award for Viola Priesemann
03.04.2024

Young Scientist Award for Viola Priesemann

During this year’s spring conference of the German Physical Society (DPG), MBExC member Viola Priesemann received the Young Scientist Award for Socio- and Econophysics. The physicist conducts research at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization (MPI-DS) and the University of Göttingen. The prize is endowed with 7,500 euros
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1.5 million to study diseased cardiac muscle
03.04.2024

1.5 million to study diseased cardiac muscle

An Europe-wide initiative of the British Heart Foundation (BHF), the German Centre for Cardiovascular Research (DZHK) and the Dutch Heart Foundation (DHF) is funding four projects with a cardiovascular research focus in order to achieve new approaches in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular diseases. The “Shift-DCM” project led by
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Heart & Brain – understanding together
01.04.2024

Heart & Brain – understanding together

New special exhibition at the Forum Wissen opens on 18 April 2024   How does a “patch” for the heart work? Can we hear with light? And how can insights from basic research be used to help diagnose and treat diseases? The “Heart & Brain – understanding together” exhibition examines
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Minister of Science Falko Mohrs visits Göttingen Cluster of Excellence
22.03.2024

Minister of Science Falko Mohrs visits Göttingen Cluster of Excellence

Falko Mohrs, Minister of Science and Culture of Lower Saxony, visited the researchers of the Göttingen Cluster of Excellence “Multiscale Bioimaging: From Molecular Machines to Networks of Excitable Cells” (MBExC) on Friday, 22 March 2024. The occasion was the continuation application to be submitted by MBExC in August to apply
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Two years with heart patch: patient reports on experiences
18.03.2024

Two years with heart patch: patient reports on experiences

Unique in the world: laboratory-grown heart tissue has been implanted in patients with heart failure as part of a study conducted by the University Medical Center Göttingen (UMG) and the University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein (UKSH). The so-called heart patch is intended to strengthen the heart permanently and has the potential for
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Else Kröner Fresenius Center for Optogenetic Therapies approved
08.03.2024

Else Kröner Fresenius Center for Optogenetic Therapies approved

Else Kröner-Fresenius-Stiftung (EKFS) supports new research center for optogenetic therapies with 37.4 million euros over ten years at the University Medical Center Göttingen (UMG). The state of Lower Saxony is strongly supporting the establishment of the center and, together with the UMG, is holding out the prospect of up to
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