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Current results from the "NutriAct" competence cluster for nutrition research show that a dietary pattern with a high proportion of polyunsaturated fatty acids reduces visceral fat tissue independently of weight loss and thus improves the cardiometabolic risk in older people. The...

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The German Centre for Cardiovascular Research (DZHK) and the Heidelberg University Hospital have entered into a research collaboration with Novo Nordisk to understand and treat dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). This severe heart disease often leads to heart failure. The project...

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16 DZHK researchers are among the top 100 scientists in the "Best Medicine Scientists in Germany" ranking. It is part of the World's Best Medicine Scientists Ranking, which was published by Research.com for the third time.

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Higher levels of the sweetener xylitol in the blood are associated with a significantly increased risk of serious heart disease and strokes. This is the conclusion of a study by the Cleveland Clinic in the USA, which has now been published in the ‘European Heart Journal’. First...

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The blood marker troponin is also suitable for better recognising an acute heart attack in patients with an acute stroke. This is shown by the PRAISE study jointly funded by the German Center for Cardiovascular Research (DZHK) and the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases...

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The German Center for Paediatric and Adolescent Medicine (DZKJ) will become a new partner of the German Centers for Health Research (DZG) from June 1, 2024. This expands the number of DZG centers to eight. The aim of the German Centers for Health Research is to combat...

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Improving the outcome of patients after a heart attack is one of the major challenges of cardiology. This includes a comprehensive understanding of the pathophysiology and early detection of those patients who have a high risk of an unfavorable outcome. Researchers at LMU...

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An innovative tool for the targeted modification of gene activity in heart muscle cells could establish itself as a standard method for research into cardiovascular diseases. Dr Patrick Laurette and his colleagues at the German Centre for Cardiovascular Research (DZHK), led by...

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People with a high level of education and a good job often have a lower risk of cardiovascular disease, as a recent study from Mainz shows. What is surprising is that income appears to play a rather subordinate role. The research team argues in favour of taking social and...

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The ground-breaking ceremony today marked the official start of the new building project for Deutsches Herzzentrum der Charité (DHZC) on the Virchow-Klinikum campus. Among those present were Kai Wegner, Governing Mayor of Berlin, Bettina Stark-Watzinger, Federal Minister of...

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