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How and why are they performed? And what is examined?

Looking into Animals: Necropsies at the TiHo

Veterinary pathologists have varied tasks: they determine the causes of diseases and death in pets, zoo animals, and livestock, and also perform research on the emergence and course of diseases. They acquire their basic skills for this purpose during necropsy exercises in the seventh semester of their veterinary education.Regular necropsies are also performed at the Institute for Terrestrial and Aquatic Wildlife Research (ITAW) at the TiHo in Büsum, for instance in order to determine potential causes of reducing inventories or the stranding of marine mammals. Here you can look over Professor Dr. Ursula Siebert’s shoulder while the Head of the ITAW performs the necropsy of a porpoise.

Innovative treatment approach for cardiac failure.

MHH Researchers Put an End to Pathological Heart Growth

Heart conditions often have grave consequences. The dangerous process of pathological cardiac remodeling following a heart attack, e.g. is often irreversible. But scientists at MHH have been developing a new treatment option that may slow down or even reverse this process. Sponsored by the REBIRTH excellence cluster, said researchers have discovered a large amount of hitherto unknown ribonucleic acids (RNA) in the pathologically growing myocardial cells. Modulating the production of these RNAs could stop abnormal heart growth.  Professor Dr. Dr. Thomas Thum, Head of the Institute of Molecular and Translational Therapeutic Strategies can tell us more.

Photonics, Optics, and Engineering- Innovation across Disciplines

Cluster of Excellence PhoenixD

Making optical precision instruments quickly and inexpensively using additive production methods such as 3D printing: what sounds like a vision is the aim of the research partnership Phoenix-D. Scientists in mechanical engineering, physics, electrical engineering, computer science and chemistry are working together on the simulation, fabrication and application of optical systems. Up to now, optical glass lenses and the surrounding frames have been made in several stages - often by hand. In the research partnership, experts from a wide range of disciplines are working on a digitalised manufacturing system that can produce individualised products.

Fundamental research reveals new possibilities

Magnesium patch heals hearts

When muscle cells die in a heart attack, MHH physicians can remove the damaged tissue and replace it with artificial tissue. But only on the right ventricle. On the left, the pressure in the heart is too high, and the patch would stretch or tear. The idea is to fix the patch with a strong but flexible material which dissolves by itself once new tissue has grown into it. Materials engineers at Leibniz Universität make it possible.

The University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Hanover (HsH) focusses its research profile in six subject areas

Research Clusters for our Future

The future will bring substantial challenges: Industry 4.0, social change, global food security, a responsible handling of resources, an increased use of renewable energies, and an intelligent analysis of huge data volumes in a fully interconnected world. HsH now addresses the following six mega-trends in research clusters, combining and promoting interdisciplinary and application-oriented research.

Successful cooperation between the state capital and Leibniz University

Preventive and responsive soil protection in Hannover

We depend on intact soils as a source of raw materials and food, a store of nutrients, water, and greenhouse gases, a filter of pollutants, and as habitat. For many years, the state capital Hannover has been engaged in preventive and responsive soil protection to preserve this valuable asset, and protect people from any harmful effects of contaminated soils. The professional exchange with Leibniz University’s science department as well as various collaborative projects with its students has turned out to be highly beneficial to this endeavor.   

Annual NUCLEUS Conference in Hannover

NUCLEUS - Responsible Research and Innovation

To what extent can research institutions respond to the expectations and challenges set by societal stakeholders? How can real dialogue and productive interaction between universities, civil society and policymakers be achieved? Which structural obstacles have to be overcome in order to enhance communication between science and society? These are some of the questions 24 international partners from 3 Continents are trying to answer. Hannover was host of the NUCLEUS annual conference in October 2017. It marked the project’s transition from capacity-building to implementation!

Follow-up care for patients after kidney transplantation

The innovation project NTx360°

A kidney transplant – now what? The after-treatment project NTx360° aims at improving the patients’ quality of life and the longevity of transplants. Patients benefit from tightly knit support – including specialized case management and telemedicine – rounded off by fitness programs and psychological therapies to enhance emotional well-being. Lower Saxony is the model region for the new treatment form NTx360°. Moritz, a kidney transplant recipient, takes part in the program and describes its benefits.



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