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  • Press release Corona

    Strong antiviral immunity in the upper airways protects children from severe COVID-19

    Children can also be infected with the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, but have a substantially lower risk for developing severe COVID-19 disease compared to adults. A team of scientists from the Berlin Institute of Health at Charité (BIH), Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, University of Leipzig Medical Center, and the German Cancer Research…

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    homeDX - first virtual corona test center with BärCODE

    In May, homeDX was launched as the first virtual rapid test center in Berlin-Mitte. With the certificate of homeDX, which is equipped with the tamper-proof BärCODE, users got exclusive access to Berlin restaurants. Now the project is being extended to the whole of Berlin.

  • Podcast Media QUEST Center Corona

    How did the Coronavirus influence research?

    During the Corona pandemic, half a million researchers from more than 170 different fields published articles about the virus or the COVID-19 disease. Many of them were not really virus-experts, even automobile researchers published about Corona. In the new episode of the BIH-podcast, John Ioannidis, famous meta-researcher from Stanford and Berlin,…

  • Press release Corona

    Even the vaccinated benefit from the new and improved CovApp 2.0

    Back in March 2020, Charité joined forces with the Potsdam-based nonprofit organization Data4Life to develop CovApp, which allows users to fill out a questionnaire, determine their personal risk of being infected with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, and receive recommendations for the next steps to take. Now, a participant in the BIH Biomedical…

  • Press release Cell Biology/Single Cells

    Single-cell researcher Stefanie Grosswendt receives BSIO award

    Dr. Stefanie Grosswendt is a junior group leader in the joint Focus Area “Single Cell Approaches for Personalized Medicine” of the BIH, the MDC and Charité. She is working on new methods for analyzing how single cells interact during embryonic development. Her research can be applied to neuroblastoma, a cancer of early childhood in which individual…

  • Press release Corona

    BIH unterstützt ALBA BERLIN bei Finale vor Zuschauer*innen mit BärCODE

    [This message is currently only available in German.] Das Berlin Institute of Health (BIH) in der Charité unterstützt den Berliner Basketball Bundesligisten ALBA BERLIN bei seinen Playoff-Finalspielen vor Publikum: Am neunten und zehnten Juni, werden die Zuschauer*innen in der Mercedes Benz Arena ihr negatives Testergebnis oder ihre erfolgte…

  • Press release Corona

    BIH unterstützt ALBA BERLIN bei Spiel vor Zuschauer*innen mit BärCODE

    [This message is currently only available in German.] Das Berlin Institute of Health (BIH) in der Charité unterstützt den Berliner Basketball Bundesligisten ALBA BERLIN bei seinem seit Monaten ersten Spiel vor Publikum: Am morgigen Dienstag, dem ersten Juni, werden die Zuschauer*innen in der Mercedes Benz Arena ihr negatives Testergebnis oder ihre…

  • Press release Corona

    BärCODE is helping Berlin return to public life

    The Berlin Institute of Health (BIH) at Charité is helping the city of Berlin return to normal cultural and social life. Scientists at the BIH have developed a simple digital certification for rapid antigen tests and COVID-19 vaccines that cannot be forged and that respects data privacy. The BärCODE is generated at official testing and vaccine…

  • Press release Corona

    BIH launches clinical trial of the treatment of severe COVID-19 disease progression

    Scientists at the BIH recently discovered that an infection with the new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 is often severe when the immune system reacts with an augmented immune response. During this research they came across an interesting target molecule on immune cells. Researchers at Bayer had already developed a substance against precisely this target…

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