Why does it take so long for new therapies to emerge from basic research? This is a question that researchers at the MDC and beyond encounter frequently. For us it was also the starting point for a film – and food for thought about the value of basic research.
We have reached the half-way mark. Ute Radeklau from Berlin is the 3,000th person to be examined in the Berlin Ultrahigh Field Facility at the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the context of the largest German health study NAKO. It took a good hour to take a thousand MRI images of her.
Abdominal fat in overweight patients is a key indicator for metabolic syndrome (MetS). MetSScan, a new health study by the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) in the Helmholtz Association, intends to find out whether metabolic state can be predicted more reliably using 3D scanners rather than traditional methods. The study, which is still […]
A mutated, hyperactive enzyme causes life-threatening hypertension in the hereditary disease Bilginturan syndrome. Now, in a paper published in the journal Hypertension, a team of researchers headed by scientists from the Max-Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) shows that the syndrome differs from other blood pressure disorders because it leaves the functions of the heart, the major […]
MDC scientists working with colleagues at institutions around the world have published a study in Nature Communications that sheds light on the atopic march, an especially severe form of allergic disease progression. The researchers identified seven genetic risk loci for the atopic march. Prof. Young-Ae Lee wears two hats. As a pediatrician, she offers special […]
The 1000th study participant has completed the one-hour examination in the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) belonging to the NAKO Study Center Berlin-Nord on the Berlin-Buch Campus. It’s Michael Cygan from Berlin. This was announced today by Prof. Thoralf Niendorf, head of the Berlin Ultrahigh Field Facility at the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in […]
There’s a typical “career” for some allergic people, and it starts very early on the skin: babies develop atopic dermatitis, food allergies may follow, then comes asthma and later on hay fever. A group of scientists led by Ingo Marenholz and Young-Ae Lee at the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association […]