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Measles infections erase immunological memory – measles vaccination confers protection

Measles infections are not harmless – they can cause disease courses that may be of fatal outcome. Researchers of the Paul-Ehrlich-Institut (PEI) in co-operation with researchers from the UK and the
Florian Klein (li) und Team
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Researchers decode the immune response to Ebola vaccine

The vaccine rVSV-EBOV is currently used in the fight against Ebola virus. Since 2018, more than 200,000 people have been vaccinated. However, how the vaccine actually works was only partially known.
© S. Doijad, L. La Pietra

Highly virulent Listeriosis pathogen discovered

An international team of researchers identifies the genetic basis for the hypervirulence of a Listeria strain that can cause severe infections. The work was coordinated by scientists at the Justus
Pseudomonas aeruginosa
© CDC/James Archer

Could green tea hold the key to reducing antibiotic resistance?

Since the early ages green tea has been known for its numerous health benefits. A recent study goes further and shows that it also could help to fight antibiotic resistant bacteria. DZIF scientists at

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