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
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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? A team of researchers ...

dateDec 23, 2009 in Medical research
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How tumor cells move

If cancer cells lack a certain protein, it could be much easier for them to penetrate healthy body tissue, the first step towards forming metastases. Scientists at the Pharmacology Institute of the University of Heidelberg ...

dateApr 08, 2009 in Cell & Microbiology
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Irritable bowel syndrome can have genetic causes

Irritations of the bowel can have genetic causes. Researchers at the Institute of Human Genetics at Heidelberg University Hospital have discovered this correlation. The causes of what is known as irritable bowel syndrome ...

dateDec 10, 2008 in Genetics
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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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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 and Cell Biology ...

dateApr 28, 2010 in Neuroscience
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New strategy for inhibiting virus replication

Viruses need living cells for replication and production of virus progeny. Thus far, antiviral therapy primarily targets viral factors but often induces therapy resistance. New improved therapies attempt to targets cellular ...

dateAug 14, 2009 in Medical research
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