We’ve all heard it: eating salty foods makes you thirstier. But what sounds like good nutritional advice turns out to be an old-wives’ tale. In a study carried out during a simulated mission to Mars, an international group of scientists has found exactly the opposite to be true. “Cosmonauts” who ate more salt retained more water, weren’t as thirsty, and needed more energy.
What do short fingers and high blood pressure in common? And how bad is salt really for our health? Fred Luft is more than a researcher, he is a physician as well. Now, he celebrated his 75th birthday.
Group leader Prof. Ulrike Stein of the ECRC has been elected to the Board of the Metastasis Research Society. She will begin her term in autumn of 2016.
The causes of preeclampsia are still unknown. A new study has now shown that those affected by the disease have lower quantities of the placenta’s immune protein CD74, and that certain inflammatory factors are higher.
Fred Luft’s Clinical Journal Club has been a campus institution for 20 years. He painstakingly goes through publications, predigests their contents, prepares slides, and writes up a preview that goes out to the staff of the MDC and Charité.
Jeanette Schulz-Menger already heads the research group “Cardio-MRT” at the Experimental and Clinical Research Center (ECRC) and the University Clinic for Cardiology on the Charité campus in Buch. In January she acquired yet another prominent position: as President of the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR), the largest international society bringing together specialists in the […]
World’s first patient-based cardiac MRI study using 7T MRI In a world-first, researchers from Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin and the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) have performed cardiac MRI imaging using a 7T MRI scanner in a patient-based study. 7T MRI imaging is a powerful new technology that allows high resolution images of […]
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 […]
One of the most common causes of sudden cardiac death in young people is a genetic condition known as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). However, it is difficult to assess the risk of sudden cardiac death among people with this condition using current methods. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has launched a large-scale study that should […]
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 […]