The research team led by Prof. Dr. Georg Duda, director of the Julius Wolff Institute at Charité, is investigating which factors are responsible for the slower healing of bone fractures in older patients, those with an altered immune system, or under demanding mechanical conditions. "Starting with bone healing as an example, the team will take a closer look at the importance of different stress factors for regeneration. The research will be the basis, on the one hand, for early diagnosis of patients at risk, and on the other hand, for new approaches in therapy to accelerate healing in elderly patients," says Prof. Duda.
In addition to the Julius Wolff Institute, several more institutions at Charité will be involved in the research. They are the Institute of Medical Genetics Human Genetics, the Institute for Medical Immunology, the Center for Musculoskeletal Surgery, and the Berlin-Brandenburg Center for Regenerative Therapies.