ECRC News 2014
October 10, 2014
Florian Herse Receives Rösslin AwardFlorian Herse, a postdoctoral scientists in the group of Dominik Müller and Ralf Dechend (ECRC) was awarded the 'Rösslin-Preis' of the German Society for Gynecology and Obstetrics (DGGG) for groundbreaking research on preeclampsia.
September 30, 2014
Nicola Wilck Receives Poster Award of the Council on High Blood Pressure Research of the American Heart Association
Nicola Wilck, a physician and scientists in the group of Dominik Müller and Ralf Dechend (ECRC) received a poster award of the Council on High Blood Pressure Research of the American Heart Association for his poster titled "A high-salt diet alters the composition of intestinal microbiota in mice". The poster was presented at the Council's scientific sessions in San Francsico on September 09-12, 2014.
August 27, 2014
New Research Method Opens Door to Therapy with Human Muscle Stem Cells
Scientists and Physicians in Germany Collaborate to Develop Promising Method
Muscle stem cells are essential for the repair of muscle damage, but all attempts to manipulate human muscle stem cells for therapy have thus far failed. Now Dr. Andreas Marg and Professor Simone Spuler of the Experimental and Clinical Research Center (ECRC), a joint cooperation between the Max Delbrück Center (MDC) and the Charité in Berlin-Buch, have shown how this might work. They developed a method in which they did not isolate the muscle stem cells, but rather cultivated, proliferated and transplanted them along with their muscle fibers. Using this method in mice, they were able to successfully regenerate muscle tissue. This new research method opens the door for the use of muscle stem cells for the therapy of muscle diseases (Journal of Clinical Investigation, http://dx.doi.org/10.1172/JCI63992)*.