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Christoph Lange untersucht einen Patienten

Tuberculosis: New biomarker indicates individual treatment duration

The treatment of tuberculosis (TB) is long, demanding, and expensive. In particular, the ever increasing emergence of resistant tuberculosis bacteria requires a lot of patience: In these cases, the
Hepatitis E virus
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Hepatitis E viruses surviving in the ejaculate of chronically infected patients

Hepatitis E is an infectious disease of the liver found across the globe. It is caused by the hepatitis E virus and in most cases heals by itself. However, in patients with a suppressed immune system
Marc Hübner
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A fascination for roundworms

Worms and other parasites cause numerous and widespread tropical diseases which are largely overlooked. At the DZIF, research teams are focused on fighting these diseases. Since August 2020
Hepatitis B virions (orange coloured)
© CDC/Dr. Erskine Palmer

New combination therapy offers chance of healing hepatitis B

Around 260 million people, more than three percent of the global population, are chronically infected with the hepatitis B virus (HBV); in the long term, this often leads to complications such as

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All research successes are backed by people with very personal life paths and decisions. We invite you to take a look behind the scenes of the DZIF research!

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