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Scientists at the German Centre for Cardiovascular Research (DZHK) have started a study to find out whether a monoclonal antibody restoring vascular integrity is safe and has positive effects on organ functions of patients with cardiogenic shock. The multicenter trial is...

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The following DZHK members have been awarded prices and stipends at the 85th annuarl DGK meeting. Congratulations!

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Many chronic disorders arise from misdirected immune responses. A LMU team led by Oliver Söhnlein now shows that neutrophils exacerbate atherosclerosis by inducing smooth muscle-cell death and that a tailored peptide inhibits the process.

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The human heart appears to be pure physics: valves open and close, blood flows through the heart’s chambers, electrical impulses regulate the heartbeat. But a German-British research team is looking at it through a different perspective. It wants to break the heart down into its...

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European heart researchers want to collaboratively solve the most pressing challenges in cardiovascular medicine. Therefore, as part of a cooperation program, the German Centre for Cardiovascular Research (DZHK) and the British Heart Foundation (BHF) are supporting two...

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ERC Advanced Investigator Grants are each worth up to 2.5 million (in exceptional cases as much as 3.5 million) euros over 5 years, and are intended for established researchers in all disciplines who wish to undertake highly ambitious and innovative projects that promise to break...

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The aim of SYNERGIE, the new magazine published jointly by the German Centers of Health Research (DZG,) is to present modern medical research and provide a brief digest of the latest research findings. SYNERGIE seeks to show how interdisciplinary and networked research can help...

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Light, moderate or intense? It's not that easy to judge how hard you are working. For many people, it is especially difficult to distinguish between 'light' and 'moderate' activity. A video produced by scientists at the German Centre for Cardiovascular Research (DZHK) at the...

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Air pollution is clearly underestimated as a health hazard, notwithstanding the heated discussion about diesel cars, nitrogen oxides and fine particulate matter. A team of scientists headed by Professor Jos Lelieveld of the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry and Professor Thomas...

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Atrial fibrillation can be correctly detected using commercially available smartwatches. This is the conclusion of a study by researchers of the German Centre for Cardiovascular Research (DZHK) at the University Medicine Greifswald and researchers from the Basel University...

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