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Mission Control for the body’s salt and water supplies

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.

Jeanette Schulz-Menger becomes President of the global SCMR

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 […]

Precise visualization of myocardial injury

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 […]

Getting under the skin of allergies

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 […]

Sudden cardiac death: large study to improve risk assessment

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 […]

Neurodermatitis genes influence other allergies

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 […]