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Annual Retreat of the Institute of Physiology

Today more than 30 members of the Institute of Physiology assembled at Youth Hostel Aachen for our annual retreat. Big thanks to everyone  for the great presentations and lively discussions. And for…

World Wide Sodium Channel Seminar Series

An online lecture series on voltage-gated sodium channels is co-organized by Prof. Angelika Lampert from the Institute of Physiology and Prof. Dr. Hugues Abriel from University of Bern, Switzerland.…

Does every Nav1.7 variant lead to pain?

Mutations in the voltage-gated sodium channel Nav1.7 are associated with human pain. There are genetic mutations - also called variants - that lead to chronic pain in everyone who has them in their…

Stem cells as a model for Huntington's disease?

Huntington's disease (HD) is an autosomal dominant neurodegenerative disorder caused by an expanded polyglutamine repeat in the huntingtin gene. The neuropathology of HD is characterized by the…

Lesetipp: Schmerz ist reine Kopfsache

Autsch – das tat weh! Wer sich verbrennt, schneidet oder anderweitig verletzt, spürt den Schmerz in der Regel sofort und reagiert reflexartig. Die Hand zieht zurück, das Messer wird fallen gelassen,…

Shari Wiegreffe successfully finished her MD thesis

Today our MD student Shari Wiegreffe successfully passed the oral examination at the end of her thesis. Already in 2021, the results of her doctoral thesis had been published in Pflüger´s Archiv –…

Michèle Bachmann successfully finished her PhD thesis

Today our PhD student Michèle Bachmann successfully defended her dissertation entitled "Experimental approaches to mapping the binding site of RFamides on the peptide-gated Hydra magnipapillata sodium…

Interaction of opioid neuropeptides with ASIC1a resolved

Stem cells of glioblastoma, the most aggressive brain tumor, express functional Acid-Sensing Ion channel (ASIC) 1a. It was unclear, however, which role ASIC1a has for a brain tumor. In our most recent…

Grünenthal, Uniklinik RWTH Aachen and RWTH Aachen University collaborate to advance pain research

Grünenthal, Uniklinik RWTH Aachen and RWTH Aachen University announced a collaboration to advance the development of next-generation pain medicines. The collaboration involves the institutes of Dr…

Catharina Maiers receives the thesis award of the Medical Faculty!

Today, our former MD student, Catharina Maiers (née Reimers), received the thesis award of the Medical Faculty donated by Grünenthal. She received the award for her thesis entitled „Identification of…

Für die Ohren: Faszination Physiologie

Worin seine Faszination für die Physiologie begründet liegt und welche Chancen das Fach für den wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchs bereithält, erklärt Univ.-Prof. Dr. Stefan Gründer, Direktor des Instituts…

Für die Ohren: Die Dynamik biologischer Vorgänge

Wenn wir uns in den Finger schneiden, transportieren Nervenzellen das Signal „Schmerz" in den Kopf. Ganz so einfach ist dies allerdings nicht. Was passiert dabei genau? Welche Kanäle sind beteiligt…