Health and Medicine

This subject area encompasses research and studies in the field of human medicine.

Among the wide-ranging list of topics covered here are anesthesiology, anatomy, surgery, human genetics, hygiene and environmental medicine, internal medicine, neurology, pharmacology, physiology, urology and dental medicine.

Unexpected cognitive deteriorations in epilepsy

In severe epilepsies, surgical intervention is often the only remedy – usually with great success. While neuropsychological performance can recover in the long term after successful surgery, on rare occasions,…

Brain organoids reveal in detail the harms of prenatal alcohol exposure

No amount of alcohol consumption is safe for a developing fetus; a new study presents in molecular detail how alcohol harms growth and functioning of developing brain organoids. Alcohol consumption…

Develop gene therapy against hearing and balance disorders

Professor Dr. Dr. Axel Schambach receives prestigious EU funding award for pioneering research on Usher syndrome. Protecting children and adults from hereditary deafness with the help of gene therapy is…

New target for Alzheimer’s therapies found

DZNE researchers discover link between the protein medin and Alzheimer’s disease. The protein medin is deposited in the blood vessels of the brains of Alzheimer’s patients along with the protein…

Tumors: forecasting the risks of brain surgery

Accurately predicting possible post-surgical effects on speech. Can surgeons quantify the risk of aphasia when removing a brain tumor? To find out, researchers at Klinikum rechts der Isar of the…

Gene plays important role in embryonic development

An international study led by the medical Faculty of the University of Bonn has identified a gene that plays an important role in the development of the human embryo. If…

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