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A newly discovered memory in our bones: Blood stem cells boost immunity by keeping a record of previous infections
A Franco-German research team led by Prof. Michael Sieweke, from the Center for Regenerative Therapies TU Dresden (CRTD) and the Center of  Immunology of Marseille Luminy (CNRS, INSERM,... [read more]
Immune cells by fluorescence microscopy: Blood stem cells remember a previous attack and produce more immune cells like these macrophages to fight a new infection © Sieweke lab / CIML
UniStem Day 2020: CRTD again participated in the international information day on stem cell research
This year's "UniStem Day" took place on March 6, and about 70 students visited the Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden (CRTD) of TU Dresden and enjoyed a deep dive into various... [read more]
Stem Cell Quiz during UniStem Day 2020 at CRTD © CRTD
Sugar can glow like a soap bubble - CMCB technology platform supports microscopy courses for children in newly inaugurated digital classroom
On February 5, 2020, one of the first digital classrooms for microscopy in Saxony was inaugurated. In the presence of State Secretary Andrea Franke from the Saxon State Ministry of Science, Culture... [read more]
Halfway there: The biggest type 1 diabetes prevention trial for babies reaches important milestone
One of Europe’s largest type 1 diabetes research cooperations has passed a significant milestone. [read more]
The goal of the POInT study: A world without type 1 diabetes © CRTD
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

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.