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06. November 2014

6 November 2014 Magic cap lifted - TWINCORE scientists decode a new camouflage mechanism of cytomegalovirus

If we are attacked by viruses, the guardians of our immune system act quickly and efficiently. Within a very short time they release - among others - the messenger substance interferon, which alarms the entire immune system and...

27. October 2014

27 October 2014 Virologists want to learn from horses: horses sucessfully fend off the non-primate hepacivirus

About 160 million people worldwide are infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) which is a leading cause of liver transplants. Novel therapies against this infectious disease have recently become available, but they are very...

06. October 2014

Gleichgewicht im Immunsystem hängt vom Fettstoffwechsel ab - Gemeinsame Pressemitteilung von TWINCORE, MHH und HZI

In einem gesunden Körper herrscht ein sorgfältig geregeltes Gleichgewicht zwischen verschiedenen Immunzellen. Ist diese Balance gestört, können beispielsweise chronisch-entzündliche Darmerkrankungen oder Autoimmunerkrankungen wie...

03. September 2014

3 September 2014 Mechanisms of interferon production explored - New perspectives for the defense against serious infectious diseases

A rapid and strong interferon release ist the key to a successful virus defense. In case th reaction is not strong enough, the immune system has no chance against the pathogen. Besonders dramatisch sind die Folgen einer...

11. August 2014

11 August 2014 Artificial immune cells against intracellular pathogens

Extracellular pathogens swimming in the blood or living within tissues are readily detected by immune cells and prompt the immune system to mount its defenses. But some pathogens, like viruses and certain types of bacteria and...

06. August 2014

6 August 2014 Where does the interferon for the early virus defence come from?

If we are attacked by a virus, the immune system reacts within a matter of hours. Patroling immune cells recognise the pathogen and release highly efficient messengers, which activate the immune system. An important group of...

14. July 2014

14 July 2014 On the track of autoimmune diseases

Our immune system's job is to keep us from harm - but sometimes in his effort it goes too far and no longer recognizes what belongs to us and what is foreign.Dann richtet es sich gegen unseren eigenen Körper und es entstehen so...

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