Press releases

08 May 2014

Lung experts from all over the world meet in Hannover

350 international experts meet from May 8 to 10 2014 to discuss the latest scientific and therapeutic approaches for lung diseases. The key interests of the Symposium „Lung Regeneration and beyond: BREATH meets REBIRTH“ are... [more]

04 April 2014

NIFE celebrates topping-off ceremony

Lower Saxony's Minister for Science and Culture,Gabriele Heinen-Kljajić, emphasised the international importance of the state capital Hannover as a leading location for biomedical sciences and development at the topping-off... [more]

20 February 2014

Abitur und was dann? Informationsveranstaltung zum Freiwilligen Jahr in der Wissenschaft

Wir laden interessierte Abiturienten zu der Informationsveranstaltung zum Freiwilligen Jahr in der Wissenschaft ein am Dienstag, 25. Februar 2014,von 16 bis 18 Uhr,Hörsaal H, Gebäude I1, Carl-Neuberg-Straße 1, 30625... [more]

11 February 2014

REBIRTH scientists bring dead proteins back to life

REBIRTH researchers discovered a substance that brings a dead protein back to life: The team of Professor Dr. Dietmar Manstein, MHH-Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, and Professor Dr. Denis Hilfiker-Kleiner, MHH-Department... [more]

06 December 2013

Liver Regeneration: REBIRTH congratulates Lars Zender

On 5 December, Professor Lars Zender, a former researcher with the REBIRTH Cluster of Excellence who worked at both Hannover Medical School (MHH) and the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research in Braunschweig (HZI), was awarded... [more]

02 December 2013

Rare lung disease: MHH researchers correct gene defect

Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (PAP) is a very rare hereditary and life-threatening lung disease that occurs in childhood and is caused by a defect of the alveolar macrophages (the lungs’ scavenger cells). There is no prospect of... [more]

04 October 2013

Teachers explore Hannover’s world of cutting-edge research

On 17 October 2013, nearly 40 teachers made use of the autumn break to upgrade their skills. The main organizers, Hannover’s two Clusters of Excellence REBIRTH and QUEST, were ably supported by colleagues from Hannover Medical... [more]

19 September 2013

Researchers demonstrate ‘broken heart’

Around 2.5% of people hospitalized with a suspected heart attack suffer from ‘broken-heart syndrome’. For the emergency doctor on duty, however, it is difficult to distinguish between these two life-threatening conditions:... [more]

02 September 2013

Seconds out for round three: a new Research Gap Year is starting

Seconds out for round three: a new Research Gap Year is starting On 2 September, seventy-four upper secondary-school leavers embarked on their Research Gap Year (FWJ) at Hannover Medical School (MHH) and its partner institutions... [more]

27 August 2013

REBIRTH at the 2013 ‘Ideas Expo’

From 24 August to 1 September 2013, the ‘IdeenExpo’ was held once again on the World Exposition Site in Hannover. REBIRTH joined forces with many other institutes and companies in seeking to acquaint the young audience with... [more]

18 August 2013

Haverich in an NDR-interview on "Organspendeskandal und die Folgen"

The interview with Prof. Dr. Axel Haverich, Coordinator of the Cluster of Excellence REBIRTH, aired on Norddeutschen Rundfunks (NDR) on 18 August 2013, is only avaibable in German. You can watch the... [more]

15 August 2013

Seyfried brings new life into REBIRTH

Professor Salim Seyfried, born in Oran, Algeria, has since late August 2013 been Professor of Cardiovascular Developmental Genetics in the Zebrafish at Hannover Medical School’s (MHH) Institute of Molecular Biology. He studied... [more]

10 June 2013

New transatlantic Network for vascular medicine funded

Professor Dr. Dr. Thomas Thum, head of the Institute of Molecular and Translational Therapeutic Strategies (IMTTS) and the REBIRTH unit miRNA in Myocardial Regeneration at the Hannover Medical School (MHH), and European and... [more]

25 April 2013

REBIRTH researchers discover new diagnostic option for cardiac insufficiency in pregnant women

Researchers at Hannover Medical School (MHH) have discovered a new therapeutic and diagnostic option for pregnancy-associated heart failure – also known as peripartum or postpartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM). “We’ve found that PPCM... [more]

18 April 2013

An immune-system regulator discovered

Natural killer T cells (NKT cells) have been dubbed the ‘Swiss army knives of the immune system’ because they are so versatile: they can directly kill virus-infected cells and tumour cells and either stimulate or suppress the... [more]

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