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Rejuvenating the brain: more stem cells improve learning and memory of old mice
We all will experience it at some point, unfortunately: The older we get the more our brains will find it difficult to learn and remember new things. What the reasons underlying these impairments are... [read more]
Image of neural stem cells and newborn neurons (green) artificially generated in the hippocampus and contacting mature cells (red) of the mouse brain © CRTD
"Census" in the zebrafish's brain - Dresden scientists explore newborn, regenerated neurons
The zebrafish is a master of regeneration: If brain cells are lost due to injury or disease, it can simply reproduce them - contrary to humans where this only happens in the fetal stage. However, the... [read more]
Fluorescence microscope image of zebrafish brain cells: Newly formed neurons have a magenta stained nucleus and are surrounded by turquoise cells © Christian Lange
CMCB Light Microscopy Facility receives state-of-the-art microscopy system
A new large-scale research instrument is currently being installed in the Light Microscopy Facility (LMF) of the CMCB technology platform. The laser scanning microscope of the latest generation was... [read more]
Frank Schreiner from Leica and Dr. Hella Hartmann from CMCB at TU Dresden installing the new microscopy system © Friederike Braun
TU Dresden team presents DipGene at Synthetic Biology's largest innovation event
The student project DipGene developed a new methodology that makes genetic testing as easy as a pH-test. With their simple, cheap and low-tech method to test for the presence of any DNA sequence,... [read more]
TU Dresden team at the iGEM Giant Jamboree in Boston © iGEM TU Dresden
11th Retina Information Day
The Retina Information Day offers the latest information on topics from basic and clinical research, as well as new possibilities for application and self-help. [read more]
11th Retina Information Day © Friederike Braun
Humboldt Club visits CRTD
The Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden (CRTD) is scientific home of Dresden’s currently only Humboldt Professor Michael Sieweke [read more]
©Alexander-von-Humboldt-Stiftung
Graduation of Master’s students
After two years of interdisciplinary study and research, 72 students of the three international Master’s programs at the Center for Molecular and Cellular Bioengineering (CMCB) completed their... [read more]
Graduation ceremony © Friederike Braun
How are tissues and organs formed?
Researchers identify important molecular players for the formation of embryonic cell structures [read more]
Foto © CRTD

Research at the Center for Regenerative Therapies (CRTD) at TU Dresden focuses on discovering principles of cell and tissue regeneration, and leveraging this for recognition, treatment, and reversal of diseases. The CRTD is well positioned for this challenge with its diversity in model organisms, organs, and disease systems and its range of methodological approaches from basic research to validation projects and clinical studies. The CRTD links the bench to the clinic, and scientists to clinicians to bring expertise in stem cells, gene-editing, and regeneration towards innovative therapies for metabolic, osteo-hematological, and neurological diseases.