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2015

February 2015 EMBL Press Release
The battle for iron.
The search for therapies against this anaemia of chronic disease (ACD) could take on new directions thanks to a study published in Blood.

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2014
November 2014 EMBL Press Release
Scientists from the Opens internal link in current windowMMPU group HIV-1 formation and its inhibition have obtained the first structure of the immature form of HIV at a high enough resolution to pinpoint exactly where each building block sits in the virus. The study, published Opens external link in new windowonline in Nature, reveals that the building blocks of the immature form of HIV are arranged in a surprising way.
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August 2014
Unpacking iron overload:
A rare form of an iron overload disorder kills pancreatic function, MMPU scientists find.
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2013
December 2013, EMBL&cetera newsletter
Initiates file downloadMMPU on a mission
Many medical research-related questions were discussed at the 12th public MMPU Research Day in Heidelberg.
February 2013, EMBL&cetera newsletter
Initiates file downloadTop clinicians join as MMPU fellows
Three top-level clinician scientists have been awarded the first Heidelberg Research Center for Molecular Medicine (HRCMM) Career Development Fellowships (CDF).
February 2013 EMBL Press Release
Initiates file downloadZeroing in on heart disease
Innovative strategy pinpoints genes underlying cardiovascular disease risk.
Studies screening the genome of hundreds of thousands of individuals have linked more than 100 regions in the genome to the risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Researchers from EMBL and the University of Heidelberg are taking these results one step further by pinpointing the exact genes that could have a role in the onset of the disease. Their findings are published today in the Public Library of Science (PLoS) Genetics.
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2012

June 2012
The new Heidelberg Research Centre for Molecular Medicine (Opens internal link in current windowHRCMM), part of the Excellence Initiative II ( a programme run by the German federal and state governments) assigns 3 different fellowship opportunities for exceptional medical students and top-level clinicians, who wish to pursue careers in translational medicine: medical students, medical researchers during their advanced fellowship training, and established physicians are encouraged to apply. Details are on our website Opens internal link in current windowJobs and Fellowships. In case of interest contact Andreas Kulozik or Matthias Hentze.

January 2012
Two additional MMPU Group leaders receive Opens external link in new windowERC Advanced Grants: Rohini Kuner, PI of the MMPU group “Chronic Pain” and Matthias Hentze, PI of the MMPU groups “Blood Diseases “ and “ Iron Homeostasis”.  ERC Advanced Grants allow exceptional established research leaders to pursue ground-breaking, high-risk projects that open new directions in their respective research fields or other domains.
 
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