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  • Press release Corona

    The fatal role of T cells in COVID-19

    Scientists from the Berlin Institute of Health at Charité (BIH), together with colleagues from Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin and the university hospitals in Bonn and Aachen, have found a type of immune cells that is particularly active in severely ill COVID-19 patients. The CD16 positive T cells have an increased cytotoxic effect, especially…

  • Press release Corona

    Multicenter CATCOVID trial for treating severe COVID-19 progression enrolls first patient

    The clinical phase II trial CATCOVID initiated by the Berlin Institute of Health at Charité (BIH) has cleared the final regulatory hurdles with the receipt of a positive ethics committee vote and with approval from the Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM), enrolling its first patient this week at University of Leipzig Medical…

  • Press release Digital Labs

    One million euros for histology in 3D

    Scientists at the Berlin Institute of Health at Charité (BIH) and Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin have developed an automatable method for the histological examination of three-dimensional tissue preparations. Their idea could revolutionize microscopic tissue examinations and ease the burden on pathologists. The three founders of the project…

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    The memory of tumor cells: Kirsten Kübler researches the origins of cancer

    Dr. Kirsten Kübler, a faculty member at Harvard Medical School, has been awarded the Johanna Quandt Professorship for Early Cancer Development and Prevention at the Berlin Institute of Health at Charité (BIH). The specialist in gynecology has so far been working at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) of Harvard Medical School and the Broad…

  • Press release Innovations Digital Labs

    Improved patient care through innovations from Israel – first collaboration projects will start in early 2022

    The International Health-Tech Pilot Program promotes forward-looking healthcare solutions from Israel. Now, the first collaboration agreements between Israeli start-up companies, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, the Berlin Institute of Health at Charité (BIH) and the Israel Innovation Authority have been successfully concluded. The collaboration…

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    Spotlight on research quality: Einstein Foundation presents inaugural 500,000 euros Award for Promoting Quality in Research

    The Einstein Foundation Berlin has presented the inaugural Einstein Foundation Berlin Award for Promoting Quality in Research on November 24, 2021. A prestigious, interdisciplinary jury selected the American physicist Paul Ginsparg, founder of the open source preprint server arXiv.org, and the Center for Open Science as winners. The ManyBabies5…

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    Combining proteomics techniques reveals importance of protein structure to health

    In a study undertaken in more than 10,000 individuals, and published today in Nature Communications, scientists have shown that integrating information derived from different technologies to measure proteins can identify otherwise hidden links between proteins and human health and disease. The international research team led by scientists from the…

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    How blood and leukemia cells develop

    Scientists from the Berlin Institute of Health at Charité (BIH) and the MDC, together with colleagues from Heidelberg Institute of Stem Cell Research and Experimental Medicine (HI-STEM) at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) and more researchers from Heidelberg and Barcelona, have traced the development of blood cells in detail: They combined…

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    Genetic causes of heart disease in women and men: Presentation of 2021 BIH Excellence Award for Sex and Gender Aspects in Health Research

    Jeanette Erdmann of the Universität zu Lübeck and Ralph Knöll of Karolinska Institutet and Astra Zeneca in Stockholm are the recipients of this year’s BIH Excellence Award for Sex and Gender Aspects in Health Research of the Berlin Institute of Health at Charité (BIH). Together with their project partners at the BIH, Dr. Teresa Gerhardt and Dr.…

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