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British, Dutch, and German scientists are collaborating on joint projects to investigate essential issues in cardiovascular medicine. The organisations British Heart Foundation (BHF), Hartstichting, and the German Centre for Cardiovascular Research (DZHK) have set up a joint...

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When patients are admitted to the hospital with chest pain, it is crucial to determine as quickly as possible whether or not a heart attack has occurred. By combining artificial intelligence and RNA molecules, scientists at the German Centre for Cardiovascular Research (DZHK)...

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Five DZHK scientists receive funding from the Corona Programme of the German Heart Foundation to gain new insights on how COVID-19 affects the heart.

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After a stroke or heart attack, patients often receive aspirin to counteract renewed vascular occlusion. Whether the blood thinner is also useful in primary prevention in people who have not yet suffered a cardiovascular event is controversial. DZHK scientist PD Dr. med. Thorsten...

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Researchers of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU) have discovered a hitherto unknown molecular function of a specific microRNA that preserves integrity of the endothelium and reduces the risk of atherosclerosis.

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The German Research Foundation (DFG) is funding the Collaborative Research Centre SFB 1002 "Modulatory Units in Heart Failure" at the University Medical Centre Göttingen (UMG) for another four years. In the third funding period starting in July 2020, the SFB will receive...

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The RNA molecule Sarrah is involved in the ageing process of the heart – it is downregulated in old hearts. If its concentration is increased, it acts like a fountain of youth and protects heart cells from dying. This was discovered by scientists from the German Centre for...

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The German Centre for Cardiovascular Research is funding three clinical trials to improve treatment for Corona patients with cardiovascular complications.

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Smartwatches have long been able to record electrocardiograms (ECGs) and send warnings in the event of an irregular heart rhythm such as atrial fibrillation. Now a team of cardiologists from the Cardiopraxis Mainz and the Department of Cardiology of the University Medical Center...

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Two specific cell types in the nose have been identified as likely initial infection points for the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Using data from the Human Cell Atlas, scientists discovered that goblet and ciliated cells in the nose have high levels of the entry...

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