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Daily news 2017

December 2017
Climate change favors the release of methane from water
Field tests confirm the potential of heat pumps as the most important heating technology of the future
Fuel from water and wind
Consequences of climate change: Or why is the water under Borkum being monitored?
This money doesn't stink! THGA geotechnician wants to use gas from old landfills for energy
Strengthen flood prevention in spatial planning
Business idea for a sewer network of the future
Are there sustainable solutions for dealing with dwindling phosphorus resources?
On the trail of the trends in the environmental sector
Rivers carry plastic waste into the sea / Large river systems are primarily responsible
Phosphate recovery - a way to strategically secure raw materials
TU Berlin: The car tire in the environment
Waste-free biomass: high quality products and applications made from biorefinery by-products
Fatal insect vacuum cleaner: bank lighting
Climate protection through selling indulgences?
Women with diabetes: stroke risk increased by 50 percent
Why our brains need sleep and what happens when we don't get enough of it
Biomarker tests in early breast cancer: why it's unclear whether they can be relied on
Coagulation control: Warning of obsolete Quick value - patients should insist on INR value
“Men's Health Knowledge Series” provides information on headaches, back pain and work-life balance
Colon cancer screening: Nine tests - still comparable results
Vegan diet as a lifestyle: there is a need to communicate with risks
Interesting facts about health - the WLH's online advent calendar
How obesity makes breast cancer more aggressive
Wild mushrooms in parts of Bavaria are still polluted
Influenza - especially the elderly
Those who sit in front of the screen late at night sleep less and worse than others
Flexible working hours: opportunities, deficits, need for reform
Secure payment without a data trail
Study: Imitation of the other leads to higher popularity when getting to know each other
November 2017
Water research: greenhouse gases from the sewage treatment plant
Increase in biogas production
Optimized environmental monitoring for bodies of water and reservoirs using satellite data
Fuel from Waste and Electricity?
The salt water guard on the Darßer Schwelle: in action around the clock - and has been for 25 years
From the Weser to the North Sea: PLAWES researches microplastic contamination in ecosystems
In times of climate change: What the color of a lake reveals about its condition
Will water scarcity accelerate the energy transition?
Stricter regulations needed to protect against harmful environmental hormones: EU criteria inadequate
Pilot project for CO2 storage successfully completed
Fungi are the second largest organism kingdom on earth / study estimates 2.2 to 3.8 million species
Where does the nitrogen go after fertilization - early indicators for detecting nitrate loads
Artificial intelligence for irrigation systems - field tests in Pakistan show savings of 40%
Tattoos: Color pigments also migrate in the body as nanoparticles
Beer makes you happy
DOG 2017: See an ophthalmologist immediately at the first signs of AMD
MHH study: How healthy do we get old?
The most important tips for the flu vaccination: Older people are particularly at risk
"The nice thing is that everyone can take precautions themselves"
Focus on food: Common edible oils are rarely contaminated
More individualized blood pressure target values. The new recommendations of the German Hypertension League
Schnitzel from the Petri dish meets with acceptance
Intermittent claudication - every fourth patient over the age of 65 is affected: walking training helps
Mixing Artificial Sweeteners Inhibits Bitter Taste Receptors
Candida auris: a fungus demands attention
DKOU 2017: How patients with knee osteoarthritis can do sport meaningfully
What makes people happy and satisfied in different phases of life?
New study: Why tests are good for sustainable learning
BAuA report: design flexible work in a healthy manner
Management Study - Dishonest Together
Vacation over - goodbye relaxation?
Germans are more optimistic about the future than their European neighbors
October 2017
Global warming is to blame for the decline in brown bears in Europe
Giant bacteria contain genetic material for an entire population
Environmentally friendly Segway tops bike and car on short distances
Oil and gas drilling as a powerful source of greenhouse gases
Electricity demand in Europe is shifting due to climate change
Researchers calculate the central property of water
aCar - The electric "all-rounder"
A new indicator of marine ecosystem changes - the Dia / Dino index
Global climate extremes after volcanic eruptions
New conference proceedings with research contributions for the energy transition published
DBFZ discusses "hydrothermal processes" as a key technology for a bio-based economy
Ciliates and their bacterial partners - a global partnership
Water - valuable and worth protecting! Accelerated electrons help with processing
Innovative precipitation models for flood protection
Car glazing made of plastic?
Thrombosis prevention: additional anti-inflammatory effect of aspirin discovered
Long-term study identifies low temperatures as a heart attack trigger
Holy water not as pure as hoped
Expert group proposes comprehensive reform of the naturopathic profession
STIKO vaccination recommendations for 2017/2018 published
BfR research: Evidence of the transition of aluminum from menu trays into food
Help against cravings
High sugar consumption causes dental treatment costs in the billions
Chewing gum rapid test for inflammation
Better to be called Schneider or Schmidt
Great apes know when they don't know something
How distracting is the smartphone? Cell phone use affects productivity in the workplace
Lowering the pension level: new WSI calculations illustrate the consequences
Students at the Hasso Plattner Institute write books for those who are new to IT
Switching off is particularly difficult in the home office or with completely self-determined working hours
September 2017
Value from wastewater
Climate change: Trees bind large amounts of carbon when they get older
Garbage in the sea: where does all the plastic come from?
Precious things from wastewater
Clean water for everyone - but how?
Research at Lake Baikal - how do climate change and environmental toxins affect fauna?
Baltic sea shrimp explained in great detail - IOW researchers are continuing the traditional encyclopedia
EU abolishes the "plus classes" in the energy label
Vacuum up oil spills
Nesting aids make fields attractive for wild bees
Biologists from Rostock and St. Petersburg are researching for clear water on the Baltic coast
Researchers examine the Baltic Sea in an interdisciplinary manner
New malaria agent successfully tested
When they are stressed at work, people who work are increasingly turning to unhealthy snacks
Unemployment - a threat to mental health
DKOU 2017: Movement instead of bed rest: What really helps with acute low back pain
When mold destroys the eye
Slim, yet at high risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease
Rare wheat find in a Bronze Age lunch box from the Swiss high mountains
Eat better, live longer: US study proves the effectiveness of the DASH diet
Sponge germs sponge
How clean do the “dental professionals” brush?
Food made from leaves and grass can contain pathogens
Pepper, the new colleague in the nursing home
Better election predictions with the help of artificial intelligence Scientific prognoses for the federal election, continuously updated
Populist attitudes cannot win a majority among German voters
With shorter and more flexible working hours, companies can keep employees who are entitled to a pension
Professional decisions by mothers: attitudes of the partner play an important role
August 2017
The water quality of reservoirs at a glance
Bee colonies on the roof of the BfG
From dry to wet: In Africa's Sahel zone, it could suddenly rain a lot more
Freshwater sources in the sea: The invisible water resource
Zeolite catalysts pave the way for decentralized chemical processes: biofuel made from waste
Extremely low-oxygen eddies in the Atlantic produce greenhouse gases
Take a close look at floods
Citizens are researching in a scientific project at the University of Greifswald
World record in the evaluation of satellite data: watch cities grow
Islands and coastal regions most at risk
Sustainable water infrastructures: recommendations for transformation
Unhealthy neighborhoods: Many people who refuse to be vaccinated live in affluent rural districts in southern Germany
HPV vaccination - the often missed chance against cancer
Sport is murder?
Focus on food: the original purity of mineral water
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms: Ultrasound Screening for Men 65+ is Coming
New studies show: overweight and obesity are even more dangerous than assumed
Sunscreens: This is what matters when it comes to demonstrating effectiveness
DKOU 2017: Orthopedists and trauma surgeons advocate an active lifestyle
Vacation planning 2017: Vaccination against hepatitis viruses offers effective protection for the liver
Motivated by punishment
Fear of embarrassing yourself - what works best?
Conflicts in the world of work: disputes over pay, participation and opportunities for advancement
How do we know how old the earth is?
Co-determination is more important as an anchor of stability in times of capital market dominance and digitization
Chimpanzees reward favors
July 2017
With the laser against weeds
New methane breakers discovered in lakes
New findings on sea level rise
TU Berlin: A treasure trove for recyclable materials
Heat from the sea to supply a cooling and heating network in Marseille
Optimizing the use of resources for circulation pumps
Water quality in rivers: Additional purification stages in sewage treatment plants are worthwhile
Effective cleaning of wastewater
How inner clocks communicate with each other
Guide to the energy transition for municipalities and public utilities
New Helmholtz Institute for Marine Biodiversity researches human impact on seas
Recognize the human factor in the biological patchwork of coastal waters
Better water management in arid areas
New aquatic insect DNA database improves environmental monitoring
Biofilms: Bacteria protect themselves through the lotus effect
Energy transition: intelligent, networked, sustainable
What effects does the digitization of industrial production have on jobs and environmental protection?
Ostfalia researches: "KlärLam - sewage treatment plants as load managers"
Convert biochar into fuel gas
Energy and mobility: biogas an important pillar
How do we taste water? Signal path decoded
Nanoparticles: where do they stay and how do they change?
Extracorporeal shock wave therapy for heel pain: better than placebo, ultrasound, iontophoresis
Sun, outdoor working: risk of cancer?
Erythritol - Researchers find early warning signs of obesity
German High Pressure League e.V. (DHL): High blood pressure in women is often underestimated
Ceramics and plastics can replace metals in many dental therapies
Healthy employees - successful company
Phthalates increase the risk of allergies in children
The struggle for bonuses is poisoning the working atmosphere
The fairer, the greener
WSI tariff archive: Who gets vacation pay and what do the collective agreements provide?
Income tax: Eliminating the middle class belly relieves the burden on high earners in particular
June 2017
Who swims where
"40 years - we want something!" The Öko-Institut starts its anniversary year
Environment, transport, energy. First hydrogen filling station from renewable energies in France
An advertising pillar to reduce air pollution in Paris
From batteries to vanillin: electrochemistry transforms wood waste
Fresh air in the sand: What drives bacteria in the North Sea
575 kilometers of the Elbe active in marine research: wanted for swimmers
IGB Policy Brief: Five urgent water issues identified for the upcoming federal government
Electric impulses clean industrial water and paint
With prehistoric algae for healthy water: Economical process for eliminating EDC in wastewater
The Kiel Fjord - a training pool for mussels
BfG registers over 230,000 ascending fish at the Koblenz fish pass
Vitamin D: More important than expected for diabetics
Statistics of the month: jogging for an hour, living seven hours longer
Wiesn study: alcohol consumption influences the occurrence of cardiac arrhythmias
Germany - a country for smokers - among the top ten worldwide
Airborne viruses survive in water
New study: Blood pressure that is too low is harmful, lower limits could be useful
Zinc supply affects heart health
Mosquitoes: One comes, the other goes
Testosterone is not to blame for male pattern baldness
Distribution and accuracy of fitness bracelets - results from study are available
Ticks & raw milk: Researchers report new transmission routes for TBE
Own children inspire top executives in their work
New tool: automatically detect fraudulent software in cars
Anyone who is rude with machines will not operate them
Working women work 1.6 times as long as men a day
Do football fans of rival teams see the same football game with different eyes?
Measuring prosperity from space
After-work study: participants wanted
May 2017
How a sensor cable detects the train in the tunnel and the intruder at the fence
Deep-sea octopus loves jellyfish to eat
FH Potsdam starts new research project for integrated urban development
Use of drones in marine research
240,000 euros for research on digitization and networking in water management
Store electricity from renewable energies with compressed air technologies
Better than nature: Artificial biofilm increases electricity production from microbial fuel cells
Sugar beet pulp: the new raw material for materials?
No more oil changes on suspicion: the sensor warns when the oil in the combined heat and power plant is bad
Thirsty agriculture: Excessive use of groundwater threatens food supplies around the world
Energy from the toilet
International team led by Oldenburg marine researchers examines the surface of the sea
A fish goes to school: With the sturgeon, children and young people become water experts
Salmon with side effects / aquacultures pollute the rivers
New research project analyzes options for existing biogas plants up to 2030
Blood pressure levels in Germany are falling - but still no all-clear
Rostock researchers want to "demystify" glyphosate
Obesity: Use syringes or a scalpel to attack obesity
Intermittent ventilation is better than tilted windows
Colorectal cancer screening with improved test: Antibodies look for hidden blood in the stool
Doctors warn of a rapid increase in esophageal cancer as a result of heartburn
New mueslis for health
Learn better thanks to zinc?
Antibiotics work against back pain - Danish scientist receives German Pain Award
Lupine seeds: Health impairments possible with a bitter taste
Ants save their injured people
Germans need fewer superiors than US companies - co-determination is important for a flat hierarchy
Women who earn more prefer financial independence through separate coffers
Fair inequality?
Prof. Roger Nitsch: "There will be no more Alzheimer's in our children's generation"
Univesität in Landau is looking for participants for an online survey on the subject of everyday working life
Girls can read better, boys do arithmetic better? It is not that easy!
April 2017
Climate killer cow: methane emissions from cattle could increase by over 70 percent by 2050
Weather extremes: humanity is likely to change gigantic air currents
Endangered giants: Large freshwater animal species are most threatened with extinction in the world
Methane: insect larvae in lakes are unexpected "climate sinners"
It doesn't always have to be drinking water - using wastewater as a resource
»ZeroTrace«: Sustainable activated carbon process for removing micropollutants from wastewater
Environmental researchers develop new biosensors for water control
Why a decline in fertilizer use is conceivable in the future
Calculate new formation of groundwater more precisely
UDE coordinates EU network: better analyzing water bodies
Track marine research in real time
Leipzig researchers explain an important process in biological methane formation
Men with impaired sugar metabolism should avoid eating high-carbohydrates in the evening
Pregnancy favors new, highly pathogenic variants of the flu virus
Malaria therapies: soon to be much easier, more flexible and more efficient?
On the trail of the secret of the Achilles heel
Focus on food: the vitamin-rich mango
Care atlas: The number of patients with diabetes mellitus is growing in Germany
High consumption of meat and sausage products worsens the symptoms of asthma
Lifestyle can affect cataracts: diabetes, smoking and being overweight cloud the lens of the eye
Am I not too old for that? Music therapy against tinnitus for the 65+ generation
1.5 million diabetes patients will soon have to do without proven drugs
Like Hempels under the sofa
"Since the Beginning of Time" - DNA confirms Australian Aboriginal people's unique bond with their land
Backward instead of progress: automatic right of representation for married couples endangers patient autonomy
Women at work - psychologist examines prejudices
Risk decisions: Age does not protect against boldness
"Since the Beginning of Time" - DNA confirms Australian Aboriginal people's unique bond with their land
And she smiles: Mona Lisa's facial expressions are clearer than expected
New app: which electric car suits which driver
Psychologists studied personality changes in young people
Please don't reveal anything! When it comes to their own future, most of them don't want to know
March 2017
New standards for better water quality in Europe
Ivan Tolpe Award 2017 for BioEcoSIM project for the best new development in liquid manure processing
How much climate protection is there in the EEG?
Formula from the nano world for cleaner drinking water
Less oxygen in all seas
Pizza, burgers and co .: A high-fat meal can damage your metabolism and your way
Some species like it wet - promote the protection of moors and wetlands
4.3 million euros for a joint project on the biodiversity of alluvial forests in the "Elbe River Landscape"
Exhaust gas as a raw material
Less environmental pollution from viticulture: Promotion award with 750,000 euros for Landau research project
When the sea floor catches its breath: Temporary lack of oxygen has an impact for decades
Urbanization will devour 300,000 km2 of the most fertile farmland
Modern hydraulic engineering is complex
“Duckweed”: Small plants, great opportunities
Heat transition for Berlin - research project started
Water- the secret driver of the carbon cycle?
From phosphorus recyclate to intelligent long-term available fertilizer - project start
Deciding wisely in pulmonology: pulmonologists recommend lung function tests for smokers
Highly effective malaria vaccine successfully tested
Colonoscopy from the age of 50 - especially for men
Poison alarm in the kitchen
Stomach acid blockers: Do not take long-term without a clear diagnosis
LED lights could be toxic to the eyes
Solariums pose health risks
society Facts about demographic change in the world of work
Applications: These are the strategies that job seekers use
Take away electric drive
Women are lagging behind when it comes to pensions - in the future this will be converged mainly through falling pensions for men
First aid for internet addicts - New portal helps with internet addiction
Folk encryption must come Current information on termination dates, demands, negotiations and results
February 2017
BMWi promotes innovative recycling approaches: Biogenic residues and waste materials for more electricity and heat
Geothermal energy: harvest summer in winter
Clean extinguishing water in a mobile and cost-effective way
Green roofs bind fine dust, produce fresh air and are beautiful to look at
UDE: MULTI-ReUse - New research project on wastewater use
Changes in sea level underestimated
More electricity from waste heat from decentralized combined heat and power plants
Rolling bearings: small component, huge savings potential
Space tardigrade: tough for generations
Manganese nodules as a breeding ground for deep-sea octopus
The defense mechanism of algae copied: Ceria reliably protects against marine fouling
Bioplastics from the sewage treatment plant
Large wind farms slow the wind and reduce energy efficiency
Recognize sustainable biomass from space
Ocean workshop for young people: apply now!
Early warning signals for lakes do not deliver what they promise
The nutrient balance of a newly discovered “dead zone” in the Indian Ocean is on the brink
In winter the deer wears a scarf and wild boars are given hair extensions
Researchers develop underwater observatory
On video: Tardigrade sex
Where is the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide?
Little sport also prevents illnesses
Help before and after the last cigarette
Where the nestlings live
Over 100,000 clicks: Researchers at the TU Kaiserslautern explain computer chips on YouTube
January 2017
Book on the flora of the Bible and the Koran
Plant trees while cycling
The decline in emissions also has negative side effects
The “Energetic Use of Biomass” funding program is looking for: intelligent, flexible and efficient
Green transformers for the green country
With sugar against rust: up to 80 percent less bio-corrosion
Rapid tests for antibiotics in bodies of water and vaccines based on antigens
TU Berlin: Plastic from electricity and seltzer
Custom-made membranes for the environment
Process household waste with less energy
Municipalities can use the “Monitor Sustainable Municipalities” to measure the degree of their sustainability
Learning from legionella
Remweed research project: weed control using agricultural drones
Upgrade for biogas
Cleaning cargo ships, but doing it properly: research project at OTH Regensburg
Tomorrow's energy storage system is being tested for the first time in Lake Constance
Power-to-Liquid: First compact system in pilot operation
Fraunhofer IWS presents new results for the next generation of batteries at the 5th workshop in Dresden
"Confronting problems is a decisive driving force for success in environmental protection"
Using bacteria to extract valuable substances from carbon dioxide
Climate change affects Germany from the North Sea to the Alps
New project: sensibly reuse wastewater from mining
Chemicals from biomass
Troubled Peter genes discovered
Pork continues to be a major source of Salmonella infection in humans
Common back pain: patients overestimate images
After more than 100 years: New ways in the treatment of varicose veins - DEGUM press conference
Pets: a guarantee for subjective well-being?
How dangerous germs travel from one continent to another as stowaways / New study
Understanding and treating obesity - a guide for those affected and their families
Those who are physically fit work more effectively
The “Speech of the Year 2016” award goes to Norbert Lammert, President of the Bundestag

Climate change favors the release of methane from water

Katharina Bunk press and public relations
Leibniz Institute for Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB)

It's a vicious circle: As a result of climate change and rising temperatures, more and more methane is being released from inland waters around the world. The release of the greenhouse gas methane, in turn, leads to a further rise in temperature and an acceleration of climate change. Scientists from the Leibniz Institute for Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB) were involved in a Dutch study that showed a clear connection between temperature increases and methane emissions from water bodies. A temperature rise of just one degree Celsius increases the methane release by six to 20 percent.

Shallow lakes, ponds, rivers and wetlands are responsible for the majority of global natural greenhouse gas emissions and are therefore particularly relevant for climate impact research. Most of the methane is released through gas bubbles that form in the sediment of bodies of water. As soon as the bubbles reach the surface of the water, the greenhouse gas is released into the atmosphere.

For the study, data on methane release from waters around the globe were evaluated - from local fish ponds to post-glacial lakes in Scandinavia to subtropical city ponds in China. In addition, the influence of the temperature rise on the methane release was measured in a laboratory study at the Dutch Institute for Ecology (NIOO-KNAW).

Higher temperatures, more methane - more methane, higher temperatures
In eight large tanks filled with sediment and water, the researchers mimicked the waters and environmental conditions of our latitudes for a year. A simulated temperature increase of 4 ° C led to 51 percent more methane emissions from released gas bubbles over the course of the year. "The temperature effect on the methane release was mainly due to increased microbial activity in the sediment," explains Dr. Sabine Hilt, co-author of the study and working group leader at IGB. The scientists have calculated that a temperature increase of 1 ° C would lead to six to 20 percent higher emissions of methane bubbles, which in turn would result in an additional temperature increase.

"Every ton of greenhouse gas that we release therefore carries additional emissions from natural sources," warns Prof. Dr. Sarian Kosten, head of the study and former IGB visiting scholar. "Fortunately, the opposite also applies: If we emit fewer greenhouse gases and the temperature drops, the methane release from natural sources also decreases." Measurements in various types of water and climate zones around the world could make more precise predictions about future methane releases - an important prerequisite for predictions about global warming and to take countermeasures.

Ralf CH Aben, Nathan Barros, Ellen van Donk, Thijs Frenken, Sabine Hilt, Garabet Kazanjian, Leon PM Lamers, Edwin THM Peeters, Jan GM Roelofs, Lisette N. de Senerpont Domis, Susanne Stephan, Mandy Velthuis, Dedmer B. Van de Waal, Martin Wik, Brett F. Thornton, Jeremy Wilkinson, Tonya DelSontro & Sarian Kosten (2017) Cross continental increase in methane ebullition under climate change. Nature Communications 8: art. 1682. doi: 10.1038 / s41467-017-01535-y

Contact Person:
PD Dr. Sabine Hilt, Leibniz Institute for Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB), Dept. Ecosystem Research, [email protected], +49 (0) 30 64181 677

Prof. Dr. Sarian Kosten, Institute for Water and Wetland Research, Radboud University & Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW), [email protected]

About the Leibniz Institute for Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB):
The IGB is the largest research center for inland waters in Germany. It combines basic and preventive research, trains young scientists and advises politics and society on questions of sustainable water management. Research focuses include the long-term development of lakes, rivers and wetlands in the face of rapidly changing environmental conditions, the renaturation of ecosystems, the biodiversity of aquatic habitats and technologies for resource-saving aquaculture. The work is carried out in close cooperation with the universities and research institutions in the Berlin / Brandenburg region and worldwide. The IGB is part of the Forschungsverbund Berlin e. V., an association of eight natural, life and environmental science institutes in Berlin. The multiple award-winning institutions are members of the Leibniz Association.

Additional Information:
> Read the study in the open access journal Nature Communications…
> Read the press release on the IGB website

Source: idw


Women with diabetes: stroke risk increased by 50 percent

Christina Becker press and public relations
German Diabetes Center

Women with diabetes are at increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Studies from the German Diabetes Center show that the risk of suffering a stroke is 50 percent higher in women with diabetes than in women without diabetes. In the long term, diabetes can damage many organs, especially if the metabolism is not properly controlled. The first results of the German Diabetes Study indicate that there also seem to be gender-specific differences in the development of insulin resistance and nerve damage in the early course of diabetes.

Düsseldorf (DDZ) - Almost 7 million people in Germany live with diabetes, half of them are women. The diagnosis at the beginning of the disease is often unclear because it is not clear which type of diabetes is present. Up to 95 percent of those affected have type 2 diabetes. A study by the German Diabetes Center (DDZ) published in Deutsches Ärzteblatt shows that between the ages of 40 and 80 the prevalence of type 2 diabetes increases significantly less in women than in men. After the age of 80, the prevalence is again at a comparable level in both sexes.

In cooperation with partners from the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, the German Diabetes Center examined the stroke risk of women with diabetes and used the population-based registry of the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg. Out of 100,000 women with diabetes, around 300 suffer a stroke, in women without diabetes the figure is around 200. This means that women with diabetes have a 50 percent higher risk of stroke than women without diabetes. "A stroke means a high risk of chronic impairment of quality of life for the patient and high costs for the health system," explains Prof. Dr. Michael Roden, board member at the German Diabetes Center on the occasion of World Diabetes Day on November 14, 2017. Work must continue to detect diabetes at an early stage in order to avoid diabetes-related diseases such as a stroke.

In the field of health services research, the Institute for Health Services Research and Health Economics at the German Diabetes Center examines the estimation of risks of relevant health care outcomes, especially diabetic concomitant and secondary diseases (St. Vincent goals) and depression as a psychological comorbidity. In the field of health economics, the focus is on the health economic evaluation of cost and cost-effectiveness analyzes in the field of diabetes prevention and treatment to reduce diabetic comorbidity.

The German Diabetes Study, organized nationwide at eight locations of the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD), showed that seven percent of those affected with newly diagnosed diabetes already have the first indications of nerve dysfunction. In women, the scientists demonstrated that a decrease in nerve conduction velocity is caused by other factors than in men. These are to be researched further in the course of the study and new therapy concepts are to be developed as a result.

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