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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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Prof. Stefanie Dimmeler will start as the new spokesperson of the Board of Directors at the German Center for Cardiovascular Research (DZHK). She takes office in December 2020. Dimmeler succeeds Prof. Thomas Eschenhagen, who will retire from the Board of Directors at the end of...

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ACE2 is a protein on the surface of cells and serves as an entry portal for the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. A Frankfurt research group was able to show that ACE2 is significantly elevated in tissue samples from patients with cardiovascular diseases.

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The German Centre for Cardiovascular Research (DZHK) is participating in the Lean European Survey on SARS-CoV-2 Infected Patients (LEOSS) together with the German Centres for Health Research. LEOSS is a Europe-wide clinical case register in which clinical data of patients with a...

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Many patients who are taking high blood pressure medication are currently worried about whether they can continue to take it without hesitation. Some media have reported that cardiac drugs such as ACE inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers (Sartane) promote infection with...

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Due to the corona epidemic, we cancel all internal meetings and all events with external guests.

Meetings are held as far as possible as video conferences. Whether cancelled symposia and conferences are made up for at a later date will be decided later.

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The APPROACH-ACS-AF-DZHK7 study aims to improve the care of patients who have suffered a heart attack.

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Whether patients suffer from acutely or chronically narrowed coronary vessels – quantitative imaging techniques are indispensable when it comes to detecting and treating circulatory disorders of the heart muscle or preventing them in time. An interdisciplinary team, in which...

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Which mechanisms are responsible for the development of heart failure? Scientists at the RheinMain site of the German Centre for Cardiovascular Research (DZHK) and the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz want to investigate this question with the help of mass spectrometry. The...

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The number is gigantic: About 100 million examinations are carried out with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) every year – and every scanner worldwide uses the technology developed by Jens Frahm with his team at the Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Biophysical Chemistry. For his...

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