Research into circulation and respiration deals principally with the heart, blood vessels and lungs. It spans several important medical fields and diseases which impact significantly on both individuals and society.
Water is essential for life, but we don't need large quantities to keep us going - on the contrary, over-hydrating can be dangerous.
Factors such as diabetes, overweight and ageing entail a higher risk of cardiovascular disease. But how exactly do they do so? That is what Francesco Cosentino wants to find out.
Lars Lund is troubled that many patients with heart failure do not receive the care they need. Meet the doctor who is passionate about improving cardiac care for all.
The Center for Cardiovascular Disease will integrate clinical, translational and basic research, education and cardiovascular care. The vision is to operate "from bedside to bench and back", ensuring that clinically relevant problems are addressed and that novel mechanistic insights are rapidly translated into innovative preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic approaches and implemented in clinical care.