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Date:7/26/2011

oaches with the aim of bridging the gap between exploratory studies in surface and underground water systems and modelling work. A related result is expected to be the development of improved forecasting systems for processes involved in the supply of water, resources and energy.
(Spokesperson: Prof. Erwin Zehe, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)

Clinical Research Units

Stress-related diseases are threatening to become a new epidemic in today's society. In these diseases the adrenal glands play a crucial role: The adrenal glands produce steroids and substances such as adrenalin, which in turn are involved in fundamental reactions in the metabolism, blood circulation, neurological or immune systems. In spite of this, little is known about the molecular mechanisms which control the fine tuning between the tissue of the adrenal glands and the surrounding cells. The goal of the Clinical Research Unit "Microenvironment of the Adrenal in Health and Disease" is therefore to develop a fundamental understanding of the function of the organ. This is to be achieved by analysing the cellular environment of the adrenal and its interaction with the adrenal tissue. In the long term, this could result in therapeutic applications.
(Spokesperson: Prof. Stefan R. Bornstein, University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden)

Tumour biology and metabolism research are the focus of the Clinical Research Unit "Tumour Metabolism as a Modulator of Immune Response and Tumour Progression". The aim is to study and further clarify, within an interdisciplinary collaboration, the multi-layered regulation processes found in cancers which so far have only been understood at a rudimentary level. The researchers hope to identify target structures which can be used for the treatment of cancers.
(Spokesperson: Prof. Peter Oefner, University of Regensburg)

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Contact: Marco Finetti
marco.finetti@dfg.de
49-228-885-2230
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
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