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Staphylococcus aureus (magenta-colored)
© National Institute of Allergy and Infectious
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
Laboratory-synthesized lugdunin
© Universität Tübingen/Sebastian N. Wirtz

Antibiotic Produced by the Microbiome kills Bacteria by Disturbing Energy Metabolism

A research team from the Universities of Tübingen and Göttingen as well as from the German Center for Infection Research has investigated the mode of action of a new class of antibiotics that is
Helicobacter pylori
© HZI/ M. Rohde

Helicobacter pylori: Signs of selection in the stomach

Helicobacter pylori , a globally distributed gastric bacterium, is genetically highly adaptable. The DZIF team of Professor Sebastian Suerbaum at LMU has now characterized its population structure in
Aedes albopictus
© cdc_James Gathany

Early Dengue Virus Infection could “defuse” Zika Virus

The Zika virus outbreak in Latin America has affected over 60 million people up to now. The infection can have potentially fatal consequences for pregnant women and their unborn children: many

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