Section of Psychoneurobiology receives special award "BioMed" in the idea competition Schleswig-Holstein 2014

Idea Competition 2014: Lübeck Project awarded

Appetite reduction through electrical brain stimulation - Successful cooperation of Psychoneurobiology and Neuro- and Bioinformatics.

Prof. Dr. med. Kerstin Oltmanns, Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Thomas Martinetz, and Alina Kistenmacher from the University of Lübeck have been awarded in the Idea Competition Schleswig-Holstein 2014 with the special award "BioMed".

Prof. Oltmanns is head of the Section of Psychoneurobiology, Prof. Martinetz director of the Institute of Neuro- and Bioinformatics, and Alina Kistenmacher ecotrophologist and scientific staff member at the Section of Psychoneurobiology.

After 13 years in obesity- and diabetes research the scientists work on a method to reduce appetite by means of electrical brain stimulation. Diets often end up with the yo-yo effect and appetite suppressants have unwanted side effects. Therefore, the preventive and therapeutic suppression of hunger directly in the brain is not only an entirely new approach but also the optimal strategy to help patients with overweight, high blood pressure, or diabetes type 2 in the long run. The development of software, which can calculate individual protocols for electric brain stimulation is in process. to the press release