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.

Researchers deliver road map of lung development

Research offers new understanding of lung development, diseases that affect millions. Researchers have compiled the most comprehensive road map of the protein composition of human lungs, providing a clearer picture…

Protection against the consequences of heart attacks

“Immortality protein” fires up the cell’s power plants. The aging researchers Prof. Judith Haendeler from the Medical Faculty and the molecular biologist Prof. Joachim Altschmied from the Department of Biology…

How the “thermostat” in the brain measures impending overheating

Researchers at Heidelberg University Hospital currently describe in “Neuron” where heat-sensitive neurons in the brain obtain the necessary information / “Outsourced” sensor proteins allow adapted thermoregulation. The mechanisms by which…

Prognosis for effectiveness of leukaemia therapy possible eleven months earlier

MHH research team finds biomarker for treatment success with donor lymphocyte infusion. When chemotherapy does not help a leukemia patient, stem cell transplantation is the last resort. In this case,…

New values for better diagnoses

MHH study develops reference tool for blood tests. Lymphocytes belong to the white blood cells. They consist of several subgroups with different tasks in immune defence. Which and how many…

New test improves diagnosis of rare liver disease

Polyreactive antibodies as markers for autoimmune hepatitis. Autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) is a chronic liver inflammation that is triggered by an immunological malfunction. In this case, the immune system falsely recognises…

Improve treatment for patients with prostate, breast and lung cancer through artificial intelligence

The Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) – a joint undertaking of the European Union and the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA) – today announced the launch of OPTIMA…

A visit from a social robot improves hospitalized children’s outlook

Findings suggest robot telepresence, more than a tablet, provides comfort to young patients. A new study from UCLA finds a visit from human-controlled robot encourages a positive outlook and improves medical interactions for…

New gene transporter to trick the immune system

MHH junior scientist receives 60.000 euro prize for research on haemophilia A therapy. Haemophilia A is a hereditary blood clotting disorder. About 4.000 people in Germany are affected. The so-called…

Wiggling worms suggest link between vitamin B12 and Alzheimer’s

University of Delaware research yields new clues into potential impact of diet on Alzheimer’s. Worms don’t wiggle when they have Alzheimer’s disease. Yet something helped worms with the disease hold…

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