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.

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Like leaves in a stream: researchers explore the biomechanics of heart valve development

Over the course of an 80-year life, the human heart pumps more than 200 million litres of blood through the body. This impressive feat is crucially dependent on the formation of cardiac valves, which are absent in the early... [more]

An exciting prospect: patients cured by their own cells?

Altering patients’ own cells so they can replace defective or absent cells – researchers at Hannover Medical School (MHH) have moved a step closer to achieving this. The scientists are investigating hereditary pulmonary alveolar... [more]

Organ Care System: MHH physicians treat diseased lung outside the body

The growing resistance of pathogens to antibiotics means that, in an increasing number of cases, doctors are out of alternative treatment options for severe pneumonia. Medics at Hannover Medical School (MHH) have, for the first... [more]

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