• How are dreaded multidrug-resistant pathogens brought into hospitals?

    DZIF scientists from the University of Cologne investigated this question and discovered that almost ten percent of patients admitted into hospitals already bring these dreaded pathogens along with them from home.

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  • Filarial worm infections double the risk of HIV infection

    Why have HIV and the immunodeficiency syndrome spread so much more in Africa than in other countries around the world? DZIF scientists have now, for the first time, confirmed one reason for this.

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  • The human nose produces a previously unknown antibiotic

    DZIF scientists at th University of Tübingen have discovered that Staphylococcus lugdunensis which colonizes in the human nose produces a previously unknown antibiotic against multiresistant bacteria.

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  • Zika Virus: are athletes and visitors of the Brazil Olympic Games at risk?

    Experts at the German Center for Infection Research Prof Christian Drosten and Prof Jan Felix Drexler, University of Bonn, assess the situation.

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  • Between hospital and research

    Christina Zielinski always wanted to become a doctor, but then research got hold of her, or, more precisely, human T cells did. For about a year, the physician and scientist has been a DZIF professor at the TU Munich. Her specialty: immunodiagnostics of infectious diseases.