News and events

Here you will find news and activities about the International Network for Training on Risks of Vascular Intimal Calcification and roads to Regression of Cardiovascular Disease

Publication ATVB Reinhold

Jan 24 - 2019

Stefan Reinhold (ESR 14) has published an editorial on the Wnt / β-catenin inhibitor Dickkopf-1 (Dkk1) in this month`s issue of ATVB. The article provides a brief insight into the involvement of Dkk1 serum levels in vascular disease and its potential use as a biomarker to predict cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events. 

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Secondment Maurice and Cengiz @ NattoPharma

Nov 29 - 2018

As the year approaches its end, with our first secondment a few months behind us. Now back at our respective laboratories in Aachen and Maastricht. It is a good time to reflect on time spent in Krakow, Poland. Where we had our first exposure to the nutraceutical industry and specifically with that of nutraceuticals that influence vascular calcification, that being Vitamin K2.

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Scholarship Stefan Reinhold

May 02 - 2018

Stefan Reinhold has been awarded a scholarship for the International Summer School for Doctoral Students entitled “Vascular cell functions in health and diseases”. He is one of the 25 PhD students selected within all applicants from European and Latin America universities. Stefan will represent CARIM and INTRICARE at the Heidelberg Center for Latin America in Santiago de Chile from October 7 to 19, 2018.

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First INTRICARE paper is published

Apr 30 - 2018

Initiation and Propagation of Vascular Calcification is Regulated by a concert of Platelet- and Smooth Muscle Cell-Derived Extracellular Vesicles
It’s a great feeling to have published a review article within the first six months of starting ones PhD. The feeling is still really fresh of having walked into the Biochemistry department of CARIM to start this appointment, with all the excitement, angst, and unknown, of what the next four years will bring. I feel really fortunate and privileged to be able to be part of a publication before even 6 months of my doctorate has begun. The idea behind the review article was suggested and spearheaded by my supervisor Professor Leon Schurgers.

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Lab taster day: Molecular biological research in Medicine

Apr 04 - 2018

On the 13th of March 2018, a trial day for young students interested in doing research took once again place at the Institute for Molecular Cardiovascular Research (IMCAR), University Clinic Aachen. Students from grades 10-13 (age 15-18) were invited to the Institute under the motto:"Molecular biology research in medicine: sounds interesting, but what is it?"

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