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Epstein-Barr Virus: Molecular Mechanism of Lymphoma Development Elucidated
In a recent study, a DZIF research team at Helmholtz Zentrum München has deciphered the molecular basis for the development of lymphomas caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) and thus identified a new target structure for the development of anti-EBV drugs.
For an open and democratic society
DZG support statement by the Alliance of Science Organizations
The wave of protests against right-wing extremism, with demonstrations in many different locations in Germany, has been going on for […]
How the body repairs lung tissue after viral pneumonia
An international research team from the DZL, led by Lung Research of Giessen, has discovered a new repair mechanism with therapeutic potential. The work has now been published in "Nature Communications".
Research for a healthy psyche: New German Centre for Health Research
The German Centre for Mental Health (DZPG) is another German Centre for Health Research (DZG). This brings the number of DZGs to seven: The aim of the German Centres for Health Research is to combat widespread diseases more effectively. The DZGs were established on the initiative of the BMBF.
Epigenetically acting drugs could support cancer immunotherapy
Epigenetically active drugs enable the cell to read parts of the genome that were previously blocked and inaccessible. This leads to the formation of new mRNA transcripts and also new proteins. These "therapy-induced epitopes" could help the immune system recognize cancer cells.
Atherosclerosis: RNA fragment creates prospect for new therapies
Researchers at the DZHK partner site in Munich have demonstrated for the first time what role a specific microRNA plays in atherosclerosis and how to intervene in this signaling pathway. As their next translational step, they plan to evaluate their results in larger animal models within the framework of the DZHK and the Cluster for Nucleic Acid Therapeutics Munich (CNATM).
Blood - one of the most important marker in medical diagnostics
SYNERGIE #2 | 2023 published
The new issue of the SYNERGIE, the DZG's research magazine, is all about blood and blood counts. Find out more about the numerous and important functions of blood in our body and why blood counts have become indispensable for medical diagnostics.
DZG presented career opportunities in translational medical research at the Annual GAIN conference in the U.S.
#DZHK #DZNE #DZD #DKTK #DZIF #DZL
The German Centers for Health Research (DZG) presented career opportunities in translational medical research at the annual conference of the […]
Inhalation drug prevents severe pneumonia
#DKTK #DZL #DZIF
Researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have developed an RNA agent for a lung spray that slows down overactive macrophages to prevent severe lung damage. A new, sugar-based transport mechanism is especially effective in bringing the therapeutic to its target.
1st DZG Munich Day brings together researchers of all eight DZG at the Munich site
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On the first DZG Munich Day, scientists from all eight DZGs in Munich met to gain an overview of the structures and scientific highlights of the individual DZGs and an insight into DZG-wide cooperation.
DZNE reinforces its study resources at several sites
The DZNE is expanding its nationwide clinical research infrastructure at several sites to increase treatment trial capacity and advance the development of drugs for neurodegenerative diseases.
First Integrated Single-Cell Atlas of the Human Lung
DZL researchers at Helmholtz Munich and an international team have taken up this challenge and developed the "Human Lung Cell Atlas" as the first single-cell atlas of a large organ.
Project start for two translational, DZG-overarching research projects in Dresden
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Scientists of the German Centers for Health Research (DZG) compete with the aim of optimising the translation of research results for application to patients and thus significantly improving the prevention and treatment of these diseases.
Translational medical research in focus at the DZG Science & Career Day 2023
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The first joint DZG Science & Career Day on the topic of "Translational Medical Research" at the Urania in Berlin brought together many young scientists from the different DZG and gave important impuls for their own career development.
New vascular and cardiac research alliance between Berlin, Heidelberg and Mannheim
The newly founded HI-TAC Institute will research the communication of cells of the cardiovascular system with other organs. The DZHK is a partner in the new research alliance.
Social contact strengthens dementia patients and can improve disease progression
Study on treatment and care for people with dementia published
An estimated 1.8 million people in Germany live with dementia. A recent study showed that if they are cared for in their familiar environment and are socially integrated, they show better disease progression.
New functions discovered for wellknown cancer driver
Cancer of the pancreas still has an extremely poor prognosis: A certain so-called transcription factor dramatically accelerates growth - and can possibly be slowed down by targeted agents.
5th Joint Dresden DZG Symposium unites researchers
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More than 100 scientists from Dresden exchanged views on commonalities in research on diabetes, cancer and neurodegenerative diseases.
Epstein-Barr virus: First details on possible vaccine presented
An estimated 90 percent of the world's population is infected with EBV.
A whole range of diseases such as cancer or multiple sclerosis can be caused by the Epstein-Barr virus - EBV for short. A vaccine could prevent this in the future.
Matthias Tschöp Wins Major US Award
Obesity and Diabetes Drugs Discovered
Matthias Tschöp is the first German to win the Banting Medal, the highest award of the American Diabetes Association. It is named after the Nobel Prize winner Sir Frederick Banting, one of the discoverers of insulin.
German Centers for Health Research support declaration on patient participation of the Health Research Forum
How cultural change can succeed
It is a unique process in German health research: 20 experts and patients have worked together on a roadmap to systematically expand active patient participation in medical research.
Overcoming professional boundaries - DZG fund joint project on gene and cell therapy
DZG Innovation Fund: Funding awarded for the first time
This is what ideal medicine would look like: Doctors could specifically alter molecular processes in diseased cells in the body and thus causally cure patients.
DZG Early career scientist symposium on cutting-edge single cell analyses
The six German Centers for Health Research (DZG) jointly organized a first symposium for early career scientists to discuss the cutting-edge developments and techniques of single cell analysis in research and medicine.
120 early career scientists working in clinical and basic research discussed with experts about single cell technologies and their application during the online event on 10-11th November 2022.
Longevity Treatments Do Not Slow Aging
Three approaches with a reputation for slowing aging processes have proven largely ineffective. For their study, researchers developed a new method to measure aging, which accounts for the complexity of aging in organisms.
More Brain Lesions in Senior Women than in Men of the Same Age
In women after menopause, the extent of certain brain lesions is larger than in men of the same age. DZNE researchers come to this conclusion based on the assessment of more than 3,400 adults as part of the Bonn Rhineland Study.
Cancer patients receiving immunotherapy: no evidence of increased risk for severe immune complication after COVID-19 vaccination
Does COVID-19 vaccination increase the risk of cancer patients undergoing therapy with immune checkpoint inhibitors to suffer a dangerous immune complication known as a "cytokine release syndrome"? A team of Heidelberg physicians and scientists has now shown in a clinical study: Increased serum levels of the characteristic cytokines occur frequently in cancer patients, but clinically relevant cases of the dreaded syndrome were not observed. The result supports the current recommendation to vaccinate cancer patients against COVID-19, even under therapy with immune checkpoint inhibitors.
Clinical Research Award for DZIF and DZL tuberculosis researchers
Prestigious research award goes to researchers from two DZGs
This year's Award for Clinical Research of the German Society of Pneumology and Respiratory Medicine (DGP) went to a group of three young researchers from two German Centers for Health Research.
Obesity, diabetes and high blood pressure increase mortality from COVID-19
Data from the European case register LEOSS
Obesity, impaired blood glucose metabolism, and high blood pressure increase the risk of dying from COVID-19 in young and middle-aged people to a level mostly observed in people of advanced age.
"Pacesetters in health research"
10 Years of DZG
Four of six German Centres for Health Research (DZG) celebrated their tenth anniversary today with a ceremony in Berlin and around 300 guests from the worlds of politics and science.
The Immune System - Our Health Network
SYNERGIE issue 1/22 published
In the current issue of SYNERGIE - Research for Health, the research magazine of the DZG, everything revolves around the body's own defense system. Read about the impressive ways in which the immune system protects us against disease and how it sometimes overreaches in the task.