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How are artificial lungs implanted?

For people with certain serious lung conditions, a lung transplant is the only curative treatment option.  However, only a small proportion of patients can receive this treatment, as there are fewer and fewer organ donors... [more]

Reducing scar size after heart attack

Scientists at Hannover Medical School (MHH) have discovered a previously unknown growth factor that improves cardiac muscle healing after a heart attack, so that even a major infarction results in only a small scar. They... [more]

Innovation is the basis for new fibrosis treatment

It is often the case that one only realizes how important something is when it stops working. Researchers at Hannover Medical School (MHH) have capitalized on this fact: using a new method, they succeeded in specifically... [more]

Welcome to REBIRTH

With the enthusiastic support of six important partner institutions, Hannover Medical School (MHH) in 2006 has established a Cluster of Excellence in the area of Regenerative Biology and Reconstructive Therapies, acronym REBIRTH. 

The goal of the Excellence Initiative is to strengthen cutting-edge research in Germany and to improve its international competitiveness. Outstanding projects are funded as Clusters of Excellence which focus on the research potential at university locations in Germany and, hence, strengthen their international visibility.