Only 160 sites available for precursor T cells in the thymus

Following a transplant of blood stem cells, transplantees – particularly older patients – are especially prone to infection. One reason is the delay in formation of T lymphocytes, which play a key role in combating infections. In... [more]

‘Socially Responsible Health Economy Day”: minister for social affairs visits REBIRTH

In preparation for the second major Master Plan Conference in November 2015, Lower Saxony’s minister for social affairs and health, Cornelia Rundt, visited the REBIRTH Cluster of Excellence at Hannover Medical School (MHH) on 6... [more]

Now with added pressure: study on aortic heart valves that last a lifetime

In Europe, 65,000 aortic valves are replaced to treat acquired or congenital diseases of the heart valve every year. The European Union (EU) is supporting the clinical trial on ‘Aortic Valve Replacement using Individualised... [more]

Welcome to REBIRTH

With the enthusiastic support of six important partner institutions, Hannover Medical School (MHH) in 2006 has established a Cluster of Excellence in the area of Regenerative Biology and Reconstructive Therapies, acronym REBIRTH. 

The goal of the Excellence Initiative is to strengthen cutting-edge research in Germany and to improve its international competitiveness. Outstanding projects are funded as Clusters of Excellence which focus on the research potential at university locations in Germany and, hence, strengthen their international visibility.