SYNERGIE – Research for health

Issue #1 | 2024

Invisible danger: fine particulates and noise

Particulate matter shortens a person's life by almost three years. In addition to stricter limit values, researchers at the DZHK believe that cities need to be reorganised to make them more humane.

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Issue #2 | 2023

Dangerous blood cells

Blood cells with chip mutations can damage the heart and blood vessels. They increase the risk of cardiovascular disease more than smoking, obesity and high blood pressure.

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Issue #1 | 2023

When a stroke damages the heart

If the heart is ill, the brain suffers - and vice versa. DZHK researchers want to decipher how the two organs influence each other.

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Issue #2 | 2022

Cardiac support from the petri dish

Göttingen researchers sew tissue patches onto the heart wall of patients with severe heart failure.

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Issue #1 | 2022

Against stress in the blood vessels

DZHK researchers investigate the role of the innate immune system in atherosclerosis.

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Issue #2 | 2021

Treating weak hearts individually

The DZHK is researching how diseased hearts differ at the molecular level. This should make new therapies possible.

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Issue #1 | 2021

The family from Emsland

Genome researchers now know many mechanisms that increase the risk of heart attack. This makes new treatment and prevention concepts possible.

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Issue #2 | 2020

A bandaid against blood clots

Munich researchers led by Prof Stefan Massberg from the DZHK make cardiac catheterisation operations safer.

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Issue #1 | 2020

How are you doing, heart?

The troponin test has revolutionised heart attack care - and it is constantly being developed further.

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Issue #2 | 2019

Sport as medicine

Cardiovascular research is increasingly focussing on prevention.

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Issue #1 | 2019

Lightning strike to the heart

A new generation of defibrillators promises to eliminate cardiac arrhythmia almost imperceptibly.

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