University Hospital Heidelberg

University Hospital Heidelberg is associated with the University of Heidelberg and has been in existence in one form or another since the 14th century. The Heidelberg University Medical Center and the Medical Faculty in Mannheim Hospitals form a first rate medical teaching and research component of the university. The University Hospital Heidelberg has 42 clinics and departments devoted to caring for patients, treatment and research. It is world acclaimed and is the preeminent institution in Germany. The University of Heidelberg is rank 57th among all universities in a world-wide ranking of comparable universities. A significant portion of the Web site is in German. There is an English version press release section and the site is a work in progress.

Address
Grabengasse 1
D-69115 Heidelberg, Germany
E-mail
presse@rektorat.uni-heidelberg.de
Fax
49 (0) 62 21/54 - 23 17
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Antibiotics for the prevention of malaria

If mice are administered an antibiotic for three days and are simultaneously infected with malaria, no parasites appear in the blood and life-threatening disease is averted. In addition, the animals treated in this manner ...

dateJul 20, 2010 in Medical research
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Needles improve exercise tolerance in heart patients

Acupuncture can improve exercise tolerance in patients suffering from chronic heart failure. This was determined in a clinical pilot study by the team headed by Dr. Johannes Backs, physician and study director ...

dateJul 01, 2010 in Health
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How nerve cells distinguish odors

Whether different odors can be quickly distinguished depends on certain synapses in the brain that inhibit nerve stimulation. The researchers in Professor Dr. Thomas Kuner's team at the Institute of Anatomy ...

dateApr 28, 2010 in Neuroscience
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New genetic cause of cardiac failure discovered

Over the course of a lifetime, the heart pumps some 250 million liters of blood through the body. In the order to do this, the muscle fibers of the heart have to be extremely durable. The research group headed by Dr. Wolfgang ...

dateNov 25, 2009 in Genetics
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New approach for the treatment of malignant brain tumors

Initial chemotherapy alone after surgery is just as successful as initial radiation therapy for patients from whom a very malignant brain tumor (anaplastic glioma) was removed. With this treatment, the patients survive on ...

dateOct 01, 2009 in Cancer
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How HIV cripples immune cells

In order to be able to ward off disease pathogens, immune cells must be mobile and be able to establish contact with each other. The working group around Professor Dr. Oliver Fackler in the Virology Department ...

dateSep 16, 2009 in HIV & AIDS
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Why don't brain tumors respond to medication?

Malignant brain tumors often fail to respond to promising new medication. Researchers in Heidelberg have discovered a mechanism and a tumor marker for the development of this resistance. A "death receptor" can possibly provide ...

dateSep 01, 2009 in Cancer
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