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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.
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.
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.
Housing for Foreign Students
Every year, young people from all over the world come to study in Hannover. In order to find a place to stay in time for their first semester, they need to start looking as soon as possible – university admittance does not come with a dorm room. The following video provides helpful tips and information on how to find a room.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Stranded sperm whales in 2016 belonged to two different groups
Pollutants and genetic analysis reveal origin and group affiliation.
Sustainable Exploitation of Environmental Resources
EU project ESMERALDA aims at implementing the biodiversity strategy.
International networking between European Cities of Science
The City of Hannover joins the European Science Engagement Association (EUSEA).
Shipping disturbs harbour porpoises foraging
International research team investigated the behaviour of porpoises.
Gene therapy for rare blood condition
MHH researchers develop cell and gene therapy that affords better protection against disease pathogens.
Meeting, exchanging and supporting
Studentenwerk Hannover celebrates 20 years of Tutoring Programme.
New milestone towards improving breast cancer prevention
Scientists at Hannover Medical School and further institutions worldwide identified 72 new genomic risk factors for breast cancer. Publications in Nature and Nature Genetics
With the new HannoVersity series of events, the Hannover Science Initiative (Initiative Wissenschaft) invites international and German students to "look beyond the university walls". In the winter semester there is an opportunity to change perspective every month.
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Initiative Wissenschaft Hannover is helping us to disseminate these important messages outside Hannover – and in fact around the world."
„Hannover’s academic and cultural landscape is versatile as well as excellent, and very appealing to anyone interested in studying, teaching, doing research, or being creative.“
„The universities of Hannover spare no effort to offer students the best education possible as a sound basis for a good start into working life.“
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„The Hochschule Hannover University of Applied Sciences and Arts offers a wide range of courses, a high reputation in applied sciences, and innovative research. The unique collaboration of the partners of Hannover science initiative substantially strengthens Hanover’s position as a centre of higher education and research."
„Leibniz University provides excellent study conditions at the internationally competitive location Hannover, with its high-performing research community and first-class scientific infrastructure."