Press releases

25 September 2012

Scientists prevent heart failure in mice

Cardiac stress, for example a heart attack or high blood pressure, frequently leads to pathological heart growth and subsequently to heart failure. Two tiny RNA molecules play a key role in this detrimental development in mice,... [more]

18 September 2012

The second round has started: The Voluntary Scientific Year programme has been successful

The new group is here! On 3 September 2012, 60 young adults from the Hannover Medical School (MHH), the Leibniz University of Hannover as well as cooperating institutes began their Voluntary Scientific Year (FWJ). It was just... [more]

12 September 2012

The overestimated noble metal: Silver is not the well-tolerated bacterial killer, it seemed to be

For a long time now silver is used in medicine, due to its antibacterial effect. Professor Dr Stephan Barcikowski’s team of the Center for Nanointegration (CENIDE) at the Universität Duisburg-Essen (UDE) has now discovered that... [more]

25 July 2012

MHH and Rentschler Sign Licensing Agreement for an Innovative Gene Therapy Vector System

The Hannover Medical School (MHH) and Rentschler Biotechnologie GmbH have signed a licensing agreement for the commercialization of a vector system for gene therapy that promises significant therapeutic and economic advantages... [more]

15 June 2012

REBIRTH successful in the second phase of the Excellence Initiative

Success for Hannover Medical School (MHH): within the Excellence Initiative jointly funded by Germany’s federal and state governments, MHH is to receive funding for its two Clusters of Excellence entitled ‘From Regenerative... [more]

07 June 2012

New to the REBIRTH team

Dr. Sotiris Korossis has recently started working as Director of Biomedical Engineering at the Department of Cardiac, Thoracic, Transplantation and Vascular Surgery (HTTG) at Hannover Medical School (MHH). Dr Korossis completed... [more]

12 May 2012

Ten years of innovative heart valves from Hannover

Bright eyes and happy smiles on the faces of children, young people and adults alike are nothing unusual at Hannover Adventure Zoo. On Saturday, however, it was a very special group that met at the zoo to have fun together:... [more]

21 March 2012

Abitur and then what? The Voluntary Scientific Year

This year the Hannover Medical School (MHH) offers the Voluntary Scientific Year (FWJ) again. The FWJ is a pilot scheme under the auspices of Germany’s ‘Freiwilliges Soziales Jahr‘ or FSJ – enabling upper secondary-school leavers... [more]

09 March 2012

„Medical history being made in Hannover“

The medicine of tomorrow is already reality today: on a visit to Hannover Medical School (MHH), Federal Minister Dr Ursula von der Leyen, the patron of the association promoting children’s heart centres in Germany... [more]

22 February 2012

REBIRTH researchers untangel blood vessel branching

New perspectives for vessel regeneration: Blood vessels form intricate, three-dimensional branched structures that supply each organ with oxygen and nutrients. However, once adult blood vessels are established they do not easily... [more]

16 January 2012

Zender receives Johann Georg Zimmermann Award

One of the most prestigious awards for contributions to cancer research in Germany is to be presented by Deutsche Hypothekenbank AG at Hannover Medical School (MHH) on Monday, 16 January 2012. The Johann Georg Zimmermann Research... [more]

02 January 2012

Transplantation: study on heart valves that last a lifetime

Transplanting a heart valve that is not rejected, lasts a lifetime and, in children, even grows with the body – this is the aim of the ‘European clinical study for the application of regenerative heart valves’ (ESPOIR). Headed by... [more]

25 December 2011

The first high-tech auction in Germany: 25 investors buy a stake in REBIRTH Spin-off

The Hannover-based nanotechnology company called Particular, a spin-off from REBIRTH’s Nanoparticles work group, is the first German high-tech start-up to successfully hold a crowdfunding auction: it raised 100,000 euros’ worth... [more]

22 November 2011

TV report: Will artificial and pig heart valves soon be a thing of the past?

Professor Haverich gives TV interview for the medical magazine programme ‘Visite’ On 22 November 2011 at 8.15 p.m. in its feature item entitled ‘New heart valves: which method for which patient?’ the NDR network’s health show... [more]

21 November 2011

Klusmann leads Emmy Noether junior research group

To better understand the origins of leukaemia and thus develop therapies for this disease, the work group led by Dr Jan-Henning Klusmann is investigating the role played by ribonucleic acids in blood formation. Dr Klusmann, a... [more]

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