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 ...

Jul 20, 2010
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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 ...

Jul 01, 2010
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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 ...

Apr 28, 2010
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First adhere, then detach and glide forward

How do one-celled parasites move from the salivary gland of a mosquito through a person's skin into red blood cells? What molecular mechanisms form the basis for this very important movement of the protozoa? ...

Dec 23, 2009
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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 ...

Nov 25, 2009
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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 ...

Oct 01, 2009
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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 ...

Sep 16, 2009
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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 ...

Sep 01, 2009
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