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]

Foundation for innovative (blood) cell transplantation

Human blood consists of a variety of different blood cells, each with specific jobs. If, however, blood formation is adversely affected (as in leukaemia) or unable to keep pace with demand (as when major injuries occur),... [more]

Repairing diseased hearts: REBIRTH researchers discover protein in bone marrow

Scientists at Hannover Medical School (MHH) have discovered a protein in the bone marrow cells of heart attack patients that stimulates healing of the cardiac muscle and can protect against persistent myocardial insufficiency.... [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.