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    The German Center for Lung Research (Deutsches Zentrum für Lungenforschung, DZL) is an association of 29 leading university and non-university institutions dedicated to pulmonary research. The DZL coordinates and conducts basic scientific, disease-oriented, and patient-centered research in the field of lung disease meeting the highest international standards. 
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  • Translational Research

    The road of a finding from laboratory research to medical innovation is often long. Only a small fraction of the newly discovered active substances makes it to the practical application on patients, with an average development period of about 15 years.
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    The main goal of the DZL Academy is to support the careers of students and doctoral candidates in medicine and human/life sciences with reference to clinical, translational and basic lung research
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    Was treibt die Forscher und Ärzte im Deutschen Zentrum für Lungenforschung an? Was ist unser Ziel und was macht uns aus? Wir nehmen Sie mit und geben Ihnen einen Einblick in die tägliche Arbeit an unseren fünf Standorten in Deutschland.
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DZL News

DZL Partner Institution Receives BMBF Funding for COVID-19 Drug Research

The Fraunhofer Institute for Toxicology and Experimental Medicine is involved in two BMBF projects investigating new drugs against COVID-19.

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Basophilic granulocytes promote healing after a heart attack

Dr. Gabriele Schramm, a scientist at the DZL site ARCN, has discovered that basophilic granulocytes are important for rapid and efficient recovery after a heart attack.

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Award of the Deutsche Lungenstiftung for DZL scientist Dr. Carmela Morrone

Dr. Carmela Morrone from the DZL Site Munich was awarded the Dissertation Award 2021 of the ,Deutsche Lungenstiftung e.V.´

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