Helmholtz Association

Insights into Research Field Health

The Helmholtz Association aims to use ground-breaking research to tackle the great questions of our time. Here, we present projects currently being carried out by scientists at the Helmholtz Centres. The examples range from fundamental questions concerning the origin of matter to health research and the development of high performance functional materials.

New neurons for old brains

GewebeIt is a long-established fact that physical and mental activity can reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia.

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Improving care for dementia patients

DemenzA large number of people with dementia are currently cared for at home, mostly by relatives who are supported by community services and their general practitioners.

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Early screening for colorectal cancer

GewebeschnittColorectal (colon) cancer develops slowly. Precancerous stages often take several years to develop into a dangerous cancer. These stages are easy to detect with a colonoscopy and can be removed during the examination. As a result, colorectal cancer can be prevented far more effectively through targeted screening than other types of cancer.

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New cell culture models to replace animal experiments

LaborAnimal studies are often prescribed for the development of drugs and methods of diagnosis and treatment.

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Prevention of cardiovascular disease

UltraschallCardiovascular disease is the number one killer in industrial and emerging countries.

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Casting show in the lymph nodes

Quantifying avoidable risk factors for breast cancer

Blood pressure regulator discovered in the liver

New genetiv factor discovered for high cholesterol levels

Tracking down prions

A diabetes drug for Alzheimer's

Taking the tension out of cancer

Gene variants influence the concentration of a diabetes marker

Self-reparing lung tissue

Wide variations in the allergen content of birch pollen


Connecting Structural Biology and Wound Healing

With Salmonellae Against Cancer

On the Path towards an individualised Cancer Therapy

DNA Methylation controls Blood Cell Decisions

Metabolomics – Key Tool for Diabetes Research

Brown Body Fat as a Weight Loss Product

Mouse as a Model for Stroke Patients

Ultrafine Particles Aggravate Asthma

Time Lapsed Aging

Early Warning System for Neurodegenerative Diseases


Melodious Microscope

The perfect team: MRT meets PET

Tracking down metastases

Who stays healthy?

Far reaching changes to invasion protein

Regulators of (stem) cell biology

Cancer stem cells in their sights

T-cells help damaged mouse hearts


Spot the difference

A new brain map

Humanised mice: a test system for vaccine development

EATRIS - from bench to bedside

Dragnet investigation in the genom

Titin - tracking an allrounder and its functions

STAR makes rats appealing for genetic research

The data treasure-trove in the southern urals


The self-healing highway

Cancer in high resolution

Genetic research tracking down leukaemia

Signals for regeneration

Beating resistant bacteria with the chemical mace

Putting pills to the test



Dr. Phillip Hahn

Research Field Health

Helmholtz Association

Phone: +49 30 206329-15
phillip.hahn (at) helmholtz.de

Communications and Media

Helmholtz Association

Phone: +49 30 206329-57
presse (at) helmholtz.de