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Too much salt in food can influence the immune system. In a study published recently in the Journal of Clinical Investigation*, the DZHK researchers Professor Dominik Müller and Prof. Norbert Hübner establish that increased salt consumption by rodents leads to delayed healing of...

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Investigators evaluate over 45 studies and test themselves in an experiment.

When a person passes out after strenuous physical activity, doctors routinely test for the presence of blood markers indicating that a heart attack or pulmonary embolism has taken place. Investigators...

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Electrical signals in the heart are responsible for regulating its pumping action. Investigators from the German Center for Cardiovascular Research (DZHK) have for the first time succeeded in visualizing these signals in the beating heart. To do so, they use a fluorescent protein...

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The DZHK has announced the first two junior scientists who will lead their own independent research groups in the coming years. Dr. Lars Mägdefessel from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm will return to Germany to the DZHK partner site Munich. His research addresses...

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Prof. Johannes Backs from the DZHK partner site Heidelberg-Mannheim received the Outstanding Investigator Award of the Basic Cardiovascular Science Council of the American Heart Association (AHA) in New Orleans last week for his translational research work on the interaction...

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Today, 21st May 2015 the CATCH ME (Characterizing Atrial fibrillation by Translating its Causes into Health Modifiers in the Elderly) EU research consortium was launched in at the office of the European Society of Cardiology office in Brussels with the involvement of...

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About 70 percent of our genes provide the blueprint for biomolecules whose function is only now being discovered – non-coding RNAs. Instead of being translated into proteins, they seem to perform steering functions in the body. Prof. Stefanie Dimmeler, Principal Investigator at...

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On their annual meeting at 10th April 2015, the members of the German Society of Cardiology (DGK) elected Hugo Katus from the DZHK partner site Heidelberg/Mannheim as the new DGK president. He will take office in 2017.

For the current legislature, Karl-Heinz Kuck from the...

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In February, the German Atrial Fibrillation Network (AFNET) enrolled the first patients in the AXAFA – AFNET 5 trial. The trial is designed to test whether novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs) are also suitable for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation patients undergoing...

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The German Centre for Cardiovascular Research (DZHK) issues its first call for Junior Research Group Leaders. 

Young investigators working around the world in the field of cardiovascular research are invited to apply. Your research topic should fit in with the strategy of the...

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