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PhD MD TRR219-associated students

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Marina Heuschkel


PhD student


University Hospital RWTH Aachen

Department of Cardiology, Medical Clinic I


Project title: The role of glucose induced vascular calcification

PI: Claudia Goettsch / Nikolaus Marx

In patients with Type 2 diabetes mellitus, increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality is associated with accelerated vascular calcification. Yet, vascular calcification persists as a cardiovascular disease risk factor without a therapeutic approach to either inhibit or halt its progression. Therefore, the aim of the study is a better understanding of the underlying pathological mechanisms and discovery of potential novel therapeutic pathway targets in glucose-related vascular calcification applying the emerging concept of targeting a multi-omics network.

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