Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin

The Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin is the medical school for both the Humboldt University and the Free University of Berlin. After the merger with their fourth campus in 2003, the Charité is one of the largest university hospitals in Europe. Complying with an order of King Frederick I of Prussia from November 14, 1709, it was initially established in 1710 north of the Berlin city walls in anticipation of an outbreak of bubonic plague that already had depopulated East Prussia. After the plague spared the city it came to be used as a charity hospital for the poor. On January 9, 1727 Frederick William I of Prussia gave it the name Charité, meaning "charity". The construction of an anatomical theatre in 1713 marks the beginning of the medical school, then supervised by the collegium medico-chirurgicum of the Prussian Academy of Sciences. 1795 saw the establishment of the Pépinière school for the education of military surgeons.

Charitéplatz 1, Berlin, Germany 10117
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Slowing down muscle loss in heart failure patients

Patients in advanced states of myocardial insufficiency generally lose their muscle mass and muscle strength. Indeed, that fact has, until now, negatively impacted the clinical course of the disease and has resulted in poor ...

Aug 11, 2015
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A breakthrough in hemodialysis technology

Universitätsmedizin Berlin have developed a biophysical treatment method that allows up to 50 percent more toxins to be removed from the blood of dialysis patients. Use of this technology may result in patients with kidney ...

Sep 21, 2015
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New therapeutic approach to fight cancer discovered

Resting cancer cells can be selectively destroyed by inhibiting their energy metabolism. This is the recent discovery by researchers at Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin and the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine ...

Sep 04, 2013
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Understanding inflammation

German scientists at Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin for he first time have solved the 3-dimensional structure of the protein LBP and it´s genetic variant. This finding may help certain patients to better survive ...

Oct 14, 2013
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A protein enables cardiovascular risk assessment

Researchers at the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin have managed to predict the probability of a cardiovascular patient suffering a heart attack, stroke or arterial occlusion within three months. In the long-term, ...

Apr 04, 2013
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