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Erich Malter Erlangen

Honorary doctorate for Norbert Pelc

Prof. Norbert J. Pelc, ScD, Stanford University, California, was conferred the degree Doktor der Medizin honoris causa (Dr. med. h.c.).


New method to determine the risk of skin cancer relapse

How likely do patients develop again cancer after a tumor has been surgically removed? This is the central question of the new research project „MelEVIR – Melanoma, Extracellular Vesicles, and Immune Response“.

(c) Rainer Windhorst, 2016

Jakob Herz Prize 2016

Jakob Herz Prize 2016: Solemn prize giving ceremony and successful birthday party

Photo: Matthias Jung

DFG supports new research training group

The German Research Foundation (DFG) supports a new research training group (GRK) for the coming 4.5 years with a focus on interdisciplinarity and neurosciences: "Neurodevelopment and CNS Vulnerability" (Speaker: Prof. Dr. D.C. Lie, Institute of Biochemistry).

Photo: S. Krikava

Welcome the Faculty of Medicine at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg! Discover the excellent research conditions and the high quality of life in the region!

Pancreatic cancer is one of the most aggressive types of tumour because it starts forming metastases early. The cancer itself, however, is usually only discovered late. Researchers at the Chair of Experimental Medicine I have just discovered why pancreatic cancer and other malignant types of tumors can proliferate so rapidly.

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.

The Faculty of Medicine is glad to welcome another scholar from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation at the Chair of Anatomy II: As part of his Humboldt Research Fellowship for experienced researchers, Dr. Mohammed Javed Ali aims to better understand the function and pathophysiology of the nasolacrimal ducts.