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Berlin researchers investigate endognous bone healing during aging

Under the project management of Prof. Georg Duda, Director of the Julius Wolff Institute, the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft e.V. has approved the proposal of a research group with the working title "Regeneration in Aged Individuals: Using bone healing as a model system to characterize regeneration under compromised conditions" for a period of three years.

The research group describes itself as a close working alliance of several scientists who work together on a research task. In addition to the Julius Wolff Institute, the Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin also includes the Institutes of Medical Genetics and Human Genetics as well as Medical Immunology and the Center for Musculoskeletal Surgery and the Berlin-Brandenburg Center for Regenerative Therapies. Other institutions include the Institute of Biochemistry at Freie Universität Berlin and the German Rheumatism Research Center Berlin.

The research association of various scientific disciplines and orthopaedic-accident surgeon clinicians is tackling the decoding of the negative influences on bone healing occurring in old age in the now approved research group. A particular focus is on the mechanical and immunological stressors that influence the healing process. A better understanding is the key to the development of regenerative therapy approaches that will help older patients in particular to recover more quickly.


Press release of the German Research Foundation dated 2.7.2014


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