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    €7.5 million for osteoarthritis prevention

    An international research consortium led by the Berlin Institute of Health at Charité (BIH) has secured funding of €7.5 million through the EU’s current Horizon Europe program. The goal of the participating scientific and clinical specialists is to prevent the pain and cartilage degeneration associated with chronic osteoarthritis by reducing the…

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    One for all – polypill reduces risk of repeat heart attacks better than single drugs alone

    Heart attack patients taking a combination “polypill” made up of the blood thinner ASA as well as substances that lower blood pressure and blood lipid concentrations were less likely to suffer another major cardiovascular event than patients taking three separate pills. That is the finding of the Europe-wide SECURE study, which was recently…

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    Million Euro Support for MyoPax

    MyoPax, a new spin-off of the Max Delbrück Center and Charité, receives a 1.3 million euros loan to jump-start its entrepreneurial activities. The start-up develops regenerative therapies for previously incurable muscle diseases using its innovative muscle stem cell technology. The BIH accelerated the spin-off activity via its Spark program.

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    Stolen DNA strengthens immune diversity

    To be able to act against pathogens, the immune system needs a huge number of matching antibodies. In a study conducted at the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association (MDC), the group led by BIH Professor Kathrin de la Rosa found that a "thieving" mechanism contributes to this diversity. The scientists have published…

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    Simon Haas receives GSCN Young Investigator Award for research on blood stem cells

    With the GSCN Awards 2022, the German Stem Cell Network recognizes outstanding stem cell researchers on their way to expand basic research and open up new avenues for therapeutic options. The "GSCN 2022 Young Investigator Award" goes to Simon Haas from the Berlin Institute of Health (BIH), the Charité and the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular…

  • Press release Corona

    Why some people suffer more from COVID-19 than others

    A large number of people are currently contracting COVID-19. Fortunately, most of them are experiencing only mild symptoms, largely thanks to the high vaccination rate. However, in some individuals the disease takes a much more severe cause and our understanding about the underlying reasons is still insufficient. The human genome may hold a key to…

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    How does the body heal without scarring? Georg Duda receives ERC Advanced Grant to investigate “immunomechanics”

    The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded Professor Georg Duda of the Berlin Institute of Health at Charité (BIH) an ERC Advanced Grant worth €2.5 million. His sponsored project explores the budding field of immunomechanics, which studies how the immune system and tissue mechanics interact through contraction and connective tissue formation.…

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