October 2015 Press Release
Bridging the gap between basic research in molecular biology and medicine.
Eine Brücke schlagen zwischen Grundlagenforschung und Medizin.
Press Release Heidelberg University Hospital (in German)

July 2015 EMBL News
Union makes success.
With the goal of joining forces to further scientific and medical research, EMBL and the Medical Faculty of the University of Heidelberg have renewed the successful Molecular Medicine Partnership Unit (MMPU) agreement until 2025.
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February 2015 Press Release
How to calm down pain hypersensitivity
Heidelberg scientists find peripheral GABA to counteract TRPV1 sensitization
Press Release Heidelberg University Hospital (in German)
News article PainResearchForum

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.
Press Release EMBL
Press Release Heidelberg University Hospital

February 2015 EMBL NEWS etc. science
Beyond sequencing
Human geneticists and cell biologists have gone beyond vague links between genes and disease to pinpoint cause and effect, in a study they see as both a poster-child for cross-discipline collaboration and a call for caution.


November 2014 EMBL Press Release
Scientists from the MMPU 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 online in Nature, reveals that the building blocks of the immature form of HIV are arranged in a surprising way.
Press Release EMBL
Press Release Heidelberg University Hospital

August 2014
Unpacking iron overload:
A rare form of an iron overload disorder kills pancreatic function, MMPU scientists find.
Press Release Heidelberg University Hospital


December 2013, EMBL&cetera newsletter
MMPU on a mission
Many medical research-related questions were discussed at the 12th public MMPU Research Day in Heidelberg.

February 2013, EMBL&cetera newsletter
Top 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
Zeroing 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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June 2012
The new Heidelberg Research Centre for Molecular Medicine (HRCMM), 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 Jobs and Fellowship. In case of interest contact Andreas Kulozik or Matthias Hentze.

January 2012
Two additional MMPU Group leaders receive ERC 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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