The past studies situation was paradoxical: According to the finding, people who did not drink alcohol at all were to have a shorter life expectancy than people who occasionally drink a glass of wine or a beer. However, a study from Greifswald is now providing clarity: The...

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Patients with atrial fibrillation should start therapy that controls the heart rhythm as early as possible after diagnosis: This applies to different types of atrial fibrillation, as a sub-study of the EAST-AFNET-4 study has now shown. Patients with atrial fibrillation diagnosed...

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Among the most influential researchers worldwide are 17 scientists from the DZHK: Their work has been cited particularly often by specialist colleagues. They were thus included in the list of “Highly Cited Researchers 2021”.

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Titin is the largest protein in the human body which, as an elastic structural element, takes on a central role in muscle fibers. Mutations in the titin gene are a common cause of dilated cardiomyopathy, a disease of the heart muscle. A team of experts with scientists from the...

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LMU medical specialists led by Christian Weber propose treatment for rare, life-threatening complication from Astra-Zeneca vaccine.

 

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Fat cells are much more than simply a calorie storage for scarce times. DZHK scientist Alexander Bartelt studies the role of healthy fat cells in metabolism and what happens when they become aggressive, for example when they overflow after too much food and too little exercise....

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The coronavirus not only affects the lungs and respiratory tract but also influences other organs. In a study recently published in the journal Nature Neuroscience, a research consortium involving the German Centers for Lung Research (DZL), Infection Research (DZIF) and...

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Infection with SARS-CoV-2 does not trigger cardiac muscle inflammation in children without previous cardiac diseases. This is the result of an MRT study by the German Heart Center Berlin (DHZB) and the Institute for Cardiovascular Computer-Assisted Medicine at Charité -...

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People with a thickened heart muscle (cardiac hypertrophy) have a thinner cerebral cortex and white matter damage. Scientists from the German Center for Cardiovascular Research (DZHK) at the Greifswald University Medical Center have recognized this connection between the heart...

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The clinical studies at the DZHK collect data and samples according to uniform standards. The data standardization working group continuously makes sure to improve them. The working group calls for participation to ensure that additional know-how can be incorporated and various...

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