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CVR Onlife: commentaries on 4 articles

Basic Science

The Secret of the Kissing Cousins

Dr Senka Ljubojevic-Holzer earned a PhD in Molecular Medicine at the Medical University of Graz (Austria). After graduation, she was granted a ‘Hertha Firnberg’ fellowship for exceptional young female scientists (2013–17) from the Austrian Science Fund. Read her commentary on "ER-mitochondria tethering by PDZD8 regulates Ca2+ dynamics in mammalian neurons" by Hirabayashi et al., Science 2017.1 (1)

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DARC matter(s) for inflammatory cells

Dr Dorothee Atzler is a group leader at the Walther-Straub-Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology and Institute for Cardiovascular Prevention at Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich, Germany. Read her commentary on "Atypical chemokine receptor 1 on nucleated erythroid cells regulates hematopoiesis" by Duchene et al., Nat Immunol, 2017.3 (2)

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Ketone bodies to the rescue for an aging heart?

Dr. Simon Sedej is an Associate Professor of Physiology at the Department of Cardiology of the Medical University of Graz, Austria. His research focuses on the mechanisms underlying age-related cardiometabolic decline and its effects on functional and structural myocardial remodeling using relevant animal models. Read his commentary on ‘Ketogenic Diet Reduces Midlife Mortality and Improves Memory in Aging Mice’ by Newman et al., Cell Metabolism, 2017.4 (3)

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In search for novel functions of adenosine 5′-triphosphate (ATP) in the heart

Dr. Thomas Meyer is professor of molecular psychocardiology at the Department of Psychosomatic Medicine at the Georg-August University of Göttingen. He studied at the Universities of Bonn, Heidelberg, and Berlin and graduated in medicine (1989), sociology (1990) and biochemistry (1992).

Dr. Niels Voigt is professor of molecular pharmacology at the Institute of Pharmacology at the Georg-August University Göttingen. He graduated and received his MD from the University of Dresden in 2007.

Read their commentary on ‘ATP as a biological hydrotrope’, by Patel et al., Science 2017. (4)

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  1. Cardiovascular Research, Volume 114, Issue 3, 1 March 2018, Pages e17–e18,
  2. Cardiovascular Research, Volume 114, Issue 2, 1 February 2018, Pages e11–e13,
  3. Cardiovascular Research, Volume 114, Issue 1, 1 January 2018, Pages e1–e2,
  4. Cardiovascular Research, Volume 113, Issue 14, 1 December 2017, Pages e59–e60,