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    In severe COVID-19 cases, neutrophils work around the clock

    The course of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus infections depends not only on how aggressive the virus is, but also on the immune response of the infected individual. Using single-cell analyses, a group of researchers led by Samantha Praktiknjo of the Berlin Institute of Health at Charité (BIH), Markus Landthaler of the Max Delbrück Center and Jakob Trimpert…

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    Researchers of the BIH decipher mechanisms of liver regeneration

    Scientists from the Berlin Institute of Health at Charité (BIH) and Open Targets together with colleagues from the University of Cambridge, and Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, UK, uncovered mechanisms driving regeneration of the liver during chronic liver disease. This regenerative process allows the liver to repair itself when chronically…

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    BIH Researchers develop theory on traveling waves of activity in the human brain

    Researchers at the Berlin Institute of Health at Charité (BIH) have used brain simulations to develop a theory on the formation of traveling waves of activity. These waves influence cognitive processes in the human brain such as learning or remembering. Understanding traveling waves of activity can support in treating patients with cognitive…

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    Systems hematology: Simon Haas receives Heisenberg professorship

    In March 2024, Dr. Simon Haas received a funding commitment from the German Research Association (DFG) for a Heisenberg professorship in systems hematology at the Berlin Institute of Health at Charité (BIH). Haas, who leads a lab within the joint research focus of the BIH, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, and the Max Delbrück Center, is…

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    Study identifies multi-organ response to seven days without food

    New findings reveal that the body undergoes significant, systematic changes across multiple organs during prolonged periods of fasting. The results demonstrate evidence of health benefits beyond weight loss, but also show that any potentially health-altering changes appear to occur only after three days without food.

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    Peter N. Robinson bridges the gap between data science and applied precision medicine

    In January 2024, Prof. Peter N. Robinson will take up an Alexander von Humboldt Professorship for Artificial Intelligence at the Berlin Institute of Health at Charité (BIH). Robinson, a bioinformatician, is a pioneer in the computational genome and phenotype analysis of genetic diseases. His major work has been the development of the Human…

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    Leif Ludwig is named EMBO Young Investigator

    The European Molecular Biology Organization has selected Leif. S. Ludwig from the Berlin Institute of Health at Charité (BIH) and the Max Delbrück Center to become an EMBO Young Investigator. The program provides support to outstanding young life scientists.

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