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.
The Department of Medicine 4 is a member of a worldwide consortium that has the aim of improving treatment of chronic kidney disease.
Researchers at the Department of Neurology demonstrated the significant influence of new signal paths of the renin-angiotensin system (RAS).
FAU has demonstrated its strength in research once again: the University is conducting a new research project together with Siemens Healthcare GmbH, Universitätsklinikum Erlangen and other European partners in which researchers will develop an innovative hybrid device that combines different medical imaging technologies and will help stroke patients in particular to receive quicker diagnosis and treatment.
Dendritic cells represent an important component of the immune system: they recognize and engulf invaders which subsequently triggers a pathogen-specific immune response. Scientists of the Department of Dermatology and the LIMES Institute of the University of Bonn gained substantial knowledge of human dendritic cells which might contribute to the development of immune therapies in the future.
The Faculty of Medicine welcomes another Humboldt fellow at the Department of Medicine 1, Dr. J. Patankar.
Prof. Norbert J. Pelc, ScD, Stanford University, California, was conferred the degree Doktor der Medizin honoris causa (Dr. med. h.c.).
A delegation of the Kasr Alainy Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, visited our Faculty from 18 - 20 July 2016. Aim of the visit was to start a research cooperation between the Kasr Alainy Faculty of Medicine and the Interdisciplinary Center of Public Health to evaluate health technologies.