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A team from the Institute of Human Genetics at the University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein (UKSH), the Faculty of Medicine at Kiel University and the University of Lübeck has developed an algorithm that uses machine learning to predict whether gene variants can be responsible for...

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A joint project led by the Mainz University Medical Centre is investigating how intestinal bacteria can influence cardiovascular health. The focus is on inflammatory reactions in the liver and haematopoietic processes in the bone marrow. The aim of the researchers is to elucidate...

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The Deutsches Zentrum für Psychische Gesundheit (DZPG, German Centre for Mental Health) is another German Centre for Health Research (DZG). This brings the number of DZGs, including the DZHK, to seven: The aim of the German Centres for Health Research is to combat widespread...

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Diseases can emerge when the body’s production of serotonin is out of whack. Researchers led by DZHK scientist Michael Bader from the Max Delbrück Center have discovered a therapeutic agent that brings down high levels of this hormone. Their start-up, Trypto Therapeutics, aims to...

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What role do omega-6 fatty acids play in cardiovascular diseases and diabetes? Scientists from Mannheim, together with researchers from Heidelberg, DZHK scientists from Frankfurt and scientists from Hangzhou in China, have investigated the breakdown of omega-6 fatty acids and...

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The Carl Zeiss Foundation is funding a joint project between the Heidelberg Medical Faculty and the Mainz University Medical Centre with five million euros. The interdisciplinary team led by DZHK PIs Prof. Dr Engelhardt and DZHK scientist Prof. Dr Wild aims to develop...

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People with severe heart failure who have an external ventricular assist device benefit from tailored exercise training. This is the finding of the Ex-VAD-DZHK-11 study conducted at eight centers in Germany. Both quality of life and submaximal exercise capacity improved...

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Investigator-initiated trials led by the German Atrial Fibrillation NETwork (AFNET) provide evidence for several recommendations in the 2023 guideline for the diagnosis and management of atrial fibrillation (AF) developed by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the...

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Researchers at the Heart Centre of the University Medical Centre Göttingen (UMG) have discovered a defective iron transport pathway in patients with heart failure, which has a negative effect on cell metabolism. At the same time, the scientists found ways to correct this defect...

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Scientists at the University Medical Center Göttingen and the University of Göttingen have developed a new method that makes it easier to predict the side effects of new active drug substances and therapeutic approaches on the heart. The advantage of this method is that it can be...

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