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  • Press release Corona

    Are we prepared for the next pandemic? BIH and Tagesspiegel jointly hosted the Future Medicine Round Table in early November

    The SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus has had us in its grip for almost two years. Scientists have accomplished a great deal during this time: They have decoded the virus’s genome, developed tests and vaccines, and investigated how the virus takes hold in the body and spreads from person to person. Yet despite all this knowledge, the end is still not in…

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    The aftershock of the COVID-19 pandemic and genomic data for global human health: The BIH hosts panel discussions at the World Health Summit

    Although all the world has been focusing on vaccinations, infection rates and ICU occupancy levels, BIH scientists believe the real big wave is still coming: Long COVID. The patients who successfully survived COVID-19 but are still suffering from long-term effects will in all likelihood continue to present a challenge to the healthcare system for a…

  • 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 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…

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