“The Brazilian Zika outbreak could end soon”
Scientists have elucidated the Zika burden in a Brazilian metropolis. Their data indicate: the outbreak may be coming to an end and further outbreaks in the region seem unlikely.
A strain of multidrug-resistant Escherichia coli is on the rise
DZIF scientists from Gießen University discovered a strain of Escherichia coli that has been spreading rapidly in Germany since 2010 and is insensitive to several antibiotics at once.
DZIF Prize for Translational Infection Research 2017
Professor Andreas Peschel (left) from the Interfaculty Institute of Microbiology and Infection Medicine Tübingen (IMIT) has now received this year’s DZIF Prize for Translational Infection Research in honour of his scientific achievements.
Promising Model for Translational Research
The German Council of Science and Humanities has given the German Centers for Health Research (DZG) a positive assessment in recognition of the DZG’s outstanding achievements. According to the Council, the DZG are a suitable model to promote translational research in specific areas of disease.
Likely source for global M. chimaera infection identified
Scientists from a European Consortium reconstructed a global Mycobacterium chimaera outbreak by whole genome sequencing. The report has identified contaminated heater-cooler units as the likely source of the infection.
16 November 2017 - PRESS RELEASE
Scientists have elucidated the Zika burden in a Brazilian metropolis. Their data indicate: the outbreak may be coming to an end and further outbreaks in the region seem unlikely. The study has also provided new evidence supporting the link between Zika infection during pregnancy and malformations in newborns. A third finding is important with regard to intervention measures: Zika virus infection predominantly affects poor regions. [ more ]
09 November 2017 - PRESS RELEASE
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