• "Biobanks can help you accelerate your career"

    How data and samples from the DZHK collection can help your research - Dr Wesley Abplanalp talks about this in an interview.

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  • Mission

    The most important goal of the DZHK is to make research findings available as quickly as possible to all patients in Germany and to advance the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of cardiovascular disease.

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23.07.2021 Research News >

Genetic defects could increase risk of severe myocarditis in childhood

So far, there are hardly any clues to predict the course of myocarditis in children. Genetic diagnostics could help here.

12.07.2021 Research News >

New therapeutic approach for COVID-19 aims to prevent thrombosis and inflammation

The protein rNAPc2 has an anti-clotting and anti-inflammatory effect. A biotech company is now obtaining the worldwide patent rights for the use of the active ingredient in order to bring it to market maturity for the Covid 19 therapy.

07.07.2021 Research News >

A flaw in the protein factories makes hearts grow too fast

Researchers have found a previously unknown cause for cardiac hypertrophy, i.e. the increase in heart muscle mass. Deviations in the genetic material disrupt the entire protein production.

07.07.2021 Research News >

Researchers rely on the immune system to prevent atherosclerosis

In animal models, scientists were able to show that a deficiency of a certain signalling protein protects against dangerous unstable vascular deposits.

25.06.2021 Research News >

Hospital germ is key to weight loss

A bacterium known as the hospital germ makes it harder for the body to absorb food through the intestinal wall on a severely calorie-restricted diet - but without causing symptoms of illness.

Further training >

Webinars on demand

Missed a webinar or workshop? Never mind: Most events are freely available as recordings. Some recordings are only accessible to people with DZHK status. Most of the events are in German.


Consultations for DZHK IT systems

Are you a user of our IT systems in clinical research and have problems, questions or need for training? Then join our regular video consultation hours (in German).

Next consultation: 27 July 2021, DZHK-LIMS (CentraXX)


Why clinical research is important

Without clinical trials, there is no progress in medicine. Our new Youtube video explains why patient support is key to developing new treatments.