News 2019

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In 2019, these DZHK members are among the one percent of the most cited scientists worldwide.

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To a larger extent than previously considered in medicine, elevated levels of cholesterol increase the long-term risk of suffering a heart attack; in particular for young people. This has been proven by a study completed by researchers at the University Heart & Vascular Centre....

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Ohne Patientinnen und Patienten, die an klinischen Studien teilnehmen, ist kein Fortschritt in der Medizin denkbar. Denn heutzutage werden alle Therapieentscheidungen auf Basis kontrollierter klinischer Daten getroffen. Das Deutsche Zentrum für Herz-Kreislauf-Forschung (DZHK) hat...

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On 1 January 2020, the cardiologist from the Munich University Hospital succeeds Prof. Gerd Hasenfuß on the DZHK Board of Directors, who is leaving at the end of the year.

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Twelve European partners have joined forces to tackle one of the biggest challenges in cardiovascular medicine: the regeneration of lost heart muscle cells. The partners will together receive €8 million from the European Horizon 2020 programme for the REANIMA project. The DZHK...

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After a heart attack or unstable angina pectoris, antiplatelet treatment with prasugrel is better for patients than with ticagrelor. This is the unexpected result of ISAR-REACT 5, an industry-independent study funded by the German Centre for Cardiovascular Research (DZHK) and the...

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A German and British research team lead by the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has examined the interplay between genetics, cardiovascular disease and educational attainment in a major population study. Genetic variants which had been linked to educational attainment in...

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Induced pluripotent stem cells, iPSC for short, are a promising way to overcome the lack of human donor organs. Like embryonic stem cells, iPSC are able to transform into any body cell. Professor Dr. Sonja Schrepfer, scientist at the German Centre for Cardiovascular Research...

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IPEK group leader Alexander Bartelt studies metabolic processes in brown adipose tissue. He has now received a prestigious Starting Grant from the European Research Council (ERC) for a project on the role of muscle cells in metabolic homeostasis.

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Atrial fibrillation is a common abnormal heart rhythm. It is treated either with medications or by applying heat or extreme cold to destroy small specific tissue areas in the atrium. This inevitably causes small wounds. A team at the Cardiac and Vascular Surgery Unit of the...

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