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Early career scientists from all DZHK partner sites presented excellent research during this year's annual DZHK Retreat in Königstein. The best presentations were each awarded a 300 Euro Young Investigator Award:

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There are two new junior research groups at the German Centre for Cardiovascular Research (DZHK). The DZHK was able to successfully recruit their leaders from the US: Dr. Nuno Guimarães Camboa previously carried out research at the University of California and is now coming to...

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The activation of brown adipose tissue appears as a promising therapeutic option for the treatment of metabolic diseases. IPEK junior group leader Alexander Bartelt developed and greatly advanced the concept underlying this therapy.

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The British Heart Foundation has launched the Big Beat Challenge, a unique research funding award that will bring together world-leading researchers and innovators to identify and solve any of the biggest problems in heart and circulatory disease.

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Jeanette Erdmann (DZHK partner site Hamburg/Kiel/Lübeck), Michael Joner and Heribert Schunkert (both DZHK partner site Munich) are members of a consortium which is supported by the French-American Leducq Foundation with six million dollars.

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Body scanners used for security checks are safe for patients with pacemakers and defibrillators, according to late breaking research presented today at ESC Congress 2018.

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Air pollution, and fine dust in particular, is responsible for more than four million deaths each year. Almost 60 per cent of deaths occur as a result of cardiovascular diseases. Scientists around Univ.-Prof. Dr. Thomas Münzel, Director of Cardiology I, Department of Cardiology...

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If several coronary vessels are dangerously narrowed, patients are often treated with a bypass operation. In other words, vascular grafts are fashioned that redirect vital oxygenated blood around the blocked sections to the heart. The patients’ veins are often used as bypass...

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An international consortium including researchers from Munich's DZHK has been awarded 6 million dollars from the French-American Leducq Foundation. The researchers are investigating the role of clonal proliferation of white blood cells in the development of atherosclerosis.

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In a recent study, scientists at the Department of Cardiology of University Medical Center Mainz have identified an enzyme responsible for aircraft-related vascular damage. They were also able to show that night-time noise has a particularly harmful effect and therefore demand...

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