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17. December 2013

17 December 2013 Trojan horse for the treatment of tuberculosis

Pulmonary tuberculosis is an insidious disease: The Mycobacterium tuberculosis infects mostly unnoticed its host and settles encapsulated in tuberculous granulomas. To put antibiotics in the conventional way into these tubercles,...


16. December 2013

16 December 2013 Scientific exchange with Argentina

Latin America is a continent with great potential. To exploit this potential, the German Government has recently set up a new Latin American program. One of the items on the program: The promotion of scientific exchange between...


13. November 2013

13 November 2013 New defense mechanism of the immune system against HIV viruses discovered.

Although it may not seem so at first glance - the immune system definitely has something to counter the attack of HI viruses. Christine Goffinet, head of the research group Innate Immunity and Viral Evasion at TWINCORE has...


28. October 2013

28 October 2013 As strong as a disinfectant: breast milk inactivates hepatitis C viruses

Experts agree that breast milk during the first months of life is the best food for babies. But what to do if the mother suffers from viral infection of hepatitis C? Is "Breast" still "best"? Scientists at the...


10. October 2013

10 October 2013 Admission requirements for individual cancer therapies published in Nature Biotech

Admission requirements for individual cancer therapies developed - first hurdle for the clinical testing of personalized cancer vaccines.   Ein Tumor ist eine in jeder Hinsicht sehr persönliche Erkrankung. Er bringt...


27. September 2013

27 September 2013 New insights into the first line of defense of our immune system

They belong to the first line of defense of our body: plasmacytoid dendritic cells. These cells are part of our innate immune system. When they encounter a pathogen, they are activated by the latter and pour chemical messengers...


26. September 2013

26 September 2013 Discovery of new mechanisms of action of therapeutic CD4 antibodies

A healthy immune system protects us daily from attacks by pathogens. However, when our defense gets out of balance and the immune cells are directed against the body's own tissue, an autoimmune disease arises. The treatment of...


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