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12. March 2021

Jutta Gärtner successful with DZKJ satellite Göttingen

The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has selected the University Medical Center Göttingen and other scientific partner institutions from Göttingen as new satellite location for the German Centre for Child and Adolescent Health (DZKJ). Prof. Dr. Jutta Gärtner, Director of the Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, UMG
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3. March 2021

Radio broadcast on the World Hearing Day

On the World Hearing Day, Prof. Dr. Dirk Beutner from the Department of Otorhinolaryngology, UMG Göttingen and Dr. Marcus Jeschke from the Cognitive Hearing in Primates group at the German Primate Center and UMG are talking about hearing at the Stadtradio Göttingen broadcast “Mittendrin”, organized by the MBExC in collaboration
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26. February 2021

A weak heart links to memory impairment

Heart problems cause disturbed gene activity in the brain’s memory center, from which cognitive deficits arise. A team led by Prof. Dr. André Fischer (reserach group leader at the DZNE Göttingen site, Professor at the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy at the UMG and MBExC member) and Prof. Dr. Karl
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18. February 2021

Communitas Prize for Viola Priesemann

The Max Planck Society honors the physicist and MBExC member Dr. Viola Priesemann for her science communication during the Corona pandemic, where she advises politicians, gives interviews, writes statements and publishes her scientific work in prestigious journals. Since the beginning of the pandemic, Viola Priesemann has been calculating scenarios of
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9. February 2021

“Heart patch” made from stem cells enters world’s first clinical trial

First application in humans: The BioVAT-HF-DZHK20 study intends to investigate the use of heart muscle tissue derived from stem cells for treatment of patients with severe heart failure. The incorporation of heart muscle tissue cultivated in the laboratory is intended to sustainably improve the pumping function of diseased hearts. The
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5. February 2021

Synaptic diversity broadens the range of sound we can hear

Hearing occurs when sensory hair cells in the inner ear convert sound into neural signals transmitted to the brain. The sensory hair cells have about a dozen communication points with the auditory nerve fibers, called synapses. Scientists from the Institute for Auditory Neuroscience at the University Medical Center Göttingen discovered
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5. February 2021

Awarded doctorate in neuroscientific hearing research

Dr. Alexander Dieter, a young neuroscientist and first author of the MBExC publication “μLED‐based optical cochlear implants for spectrally selective activation of the auditory nerve” (published in summer 2020 in the EMBO Molecular Medicine Journal), has been awarded with the doctoral thesis award 2021 of the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes.
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2. February 2021

The Hector Science Award goes to Patrick Cramer

The Hector Foundation honors the director of the Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Biophysical Chemistry and member of the MBExC, Patrick Cramer, for his outstanding research in the field of gene transcription. The prize is endowed with 150,000 euros and was awarded at a virtual event on January 29.
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29. January 2021

Alternative to cardiac catheter examination

Diastolic heart failure can be reliably detected with the help of a newly developed magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology, shows a study by the Göttingen partner site of the German Centre for Cardiovascular Research (DZHK). Until now, this was only possible with an invasive cardiac catheter examination, which is very
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26. January 2021

Patrick Cramer receives the 2021 Louis-Jeantet Prize for Medicine

The research award is one of the most prestigious in Europe and endowed with 500,000 Swiss francs. With this prize the Louis-Jeantet Foundation honors the director at the Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Biophysical Chemistry and member of the MBExC for his pioneering work in the field of gene transcription.
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