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The Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) prevents infected cells from being attacked by the immune system
© Georg Bornkamm/Helmholtz Zentrum München
© Ulrike Rosenfeld

Hepatitis B: Unusual virus discovered in shrews

The discovery of an unusual hepatitis B virus from shrews offers new opportunities of better understanding the chronic progression of the disease. International research teams were able to demonstrate
Dirk Busch and his study team
© K. Schober/TUM

Successful T cell engineering with gene scissors

The idea of genetically modifying a patient’s own immune cells and deploying them against infections and tumors has been around since the 1980s. But to this day modified T cells are still not as
Staphylococcus aureus (magenta-colored)
© National Institute of Allergy and Infectious

Natural antibiotic’s multi-level attack strategy helps prevent resistance

The natural antibiotic Lugdunin, discovered three years ago by Tübingen DZIF researchers, attacks pathogenic bacteria in several different ways simultaneously and also interacts with the defense
Hepatitis B virions (orange coloured)
© CDC/Dr. Erskine Palmer

Checkmate for hepatitis B viruses in the liver

Researchers have for the first time succeeded in conquering a chronic infection with the hepatitis B virus in a mouse model. The team showed in its publication, that T-cell therapy can provide a

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