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  • Cartilage

    Cartilage hardly regenerates due to a low number of blood vessels and nerves. We currently plan a project in which we are seeking for innovative solutions, based on novel biomaterials and novel small-molecule drugs, together with colleagues. Artwork by Dr. Yvonne Roger.

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  • Project funding by Erwin Röver-Stiftung: ‘A biomarker for aseptic implant loosening?’

    In aseptic loosening of arthoplasties (hip, knee), inflammation – not caused by external triggers such as bacteria – leads to dissolution of the bone and progressive implant loosening. These processes are the main cause of follow-up surgery. The triggering factors of the inflammation have not yet been clarified. While abrasion or corrosion (‘particle disease’) of…

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  • Thank you to our donors

    Thank you to all donors of the tissue samples from which we perform our analyses! Without your tissue donations, our patient-centred biomedical research would not be possible. The photo shows a bone marrow aspiration from the iliac crest. Photo by Nina Friese.

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  • How to obtain mesenchymal stem cells from bone marrow?

    In October 2023, scientists from the institute of Cell Biology and Biophysics, Leibniz University, from the institute of Micro Production Technology, Leibniz University, and from the institute of Experimental Infection Research, TWINCORE worked with Anika in our lab to isolate human mesenchymal stem cells from bone marrow, see photo. For more information, also watch our…

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