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Heart & Brain – understanding together
18.04.2024

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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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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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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First heat map for individual red blood cells
02.03.2024

First heat map for individual red blood cells

Researchers measure heat flow: from active metabolic forces inside cell to flickering cell membrane   Entropy is often associated with disorder and chaos, but in biology it is related to energy efficiency and is closely linked to metabolism, the set of chemical reactions that sustain life. An international research team
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Light into the darkness of photosynthesis: 3D insights into the copying machine of chloroplasts
01.03.2024

Light into the darkness of photosynthesis: 3D insights into the copying machine of chloroplasts

For life on Earth, it is essential that plants carry out photosynthesis and ultimately produce oxygen and chemical energy with the help of sunlight. Researchers from Göttingen and Hannover have now succeeded for the first time in visualizing the copying machine of chloroplasts, the RNA polymerase PEP, in high-resolution 3D.
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Lipid fibrils: A new building block for understanding Alzheimer’s disease
01.03.2024

Lipid fibrils: A new building block for understanding Alzheimer’s disease

Lipids play an important role in the development of Alzheimer’s dementia. However, more details about this process were previously unknown. A team of scientists from Göttingen, Jülich, and Düsseldorf has now determined the atomic structures of lipid-fibril complexes for the first time.   Link to the press release article (in
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