Pharmacists use electrospinning to produce fibres that are used, among other things, to treat eye diseases.
© Maike Glöckner
06.05.2020 in Featured

In a targeted way

Whether new active ingredients or improved active ingredient transport: researchers at the University of Halle are working on the precise and more tolerable treatment of diseases. Read more

Jan Laufer and Ulrike Pohle use modern technology to obtain high-resolution images of blood vessel networks.
© Michael Deutsch
30.07.2019 in Science, Research

How blood cells grow

Medical physicists Professor Jan Laufer and Ulrike Pohle are working on a world first: a photoacoustic microscope with an optical ultrasound sensor that makes it possible to display high-resolution images of blood vessel networks. Their goal is to closely monitor and understand their growth. Read more

Martin Gericke in the lecture hall of the anatomy department
© Maike Glöckner
30.04.2019 in Featured, Research

Uncovering the secrets of fat cells

Professor Martin Gericke investigates inflammatory reactions in adipose tissue. One aspect he is investigating is why not all obese people suffer from typical diseases of affluence associated with obesity, such as high blood pressure and diabetes. Read more

Karsten Schwarz presents VR glasses and software
© Michael Deutsch
01.04.2019 in Science, Research

Through the eyes of old age

It is a new phenomenon in nursing science: a virtual learning software aims to demonstrate how older people’s perception of their home environment changes. It is being developed in a project at the University of Halle. Read more

All Souls College in Oxford.
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04.02.2016 in Study and Teaching, Campus, International News

Halle students conduct research in Oxford

In January, Eric O’Neill, a researcher from the University of Oxford, gave the opening talk for an international series of lectures on molecular medicine and biology at Halle’s town hall. “Halox” was the working title for the series, whose main organisor is Stephan Feller, a professor of tumour biology at the Faculty of Medicine in Halle. Feller, who came to Halle from Oxford in 2013, drew on his personal contacts to breathe life into the idea. Read more

The World Health Organisation says that changing eating habits and adopting a healthier lifestyle could stop the diseases developing in 80 percent of cases.
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09.12.2015 in Research, Science

“nutriCARD” aims to make food healthier

Pizzas, sweets and crisps – we all know that these kinds of food are unhealthy, but we still don’t want to give them up. That is why, rather than focusing on changing our eating habits, researchers from the universities of Halle, Jena and Leipzig have come together in the “nutriCARD” competence cluster to try and make food healthier. By doing so, they hope to prevent cardiovascular diseases in the long term. Cardiovascular diseases are the main cause of death in Europe, but the World Health Organisation says that changing eating habits and adopting a healthier lifestyle could stop the diseases developing in 80 percent of cases. Read more

“The collections are so valuable that they could not be replaced in the event of loss,” says Professor Rüdiger Schultka.
© Maike Glöckner
18.06.2015 in Miscellaneous

Meckel Collections classified as national cultural asset

As of 2015, the University of Halle holds six national cultural assets – more than any other institution in Saxony-Anhalt. The Meckel Collections of the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology were included in the database in June this year. The collections contain skulls, organs, skeletons, and much more. Some 8,000 objects are stored in individual glass containers as wet or dry preparations and displayed in large glass cabinets. Read more

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