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Staphylococcus aureus

Innovative Phage Lysin HY-133 enters phase I clinical study

HYpharm's innovative preventive agent HY-133 has reached the first clinical trial phase. HY-133 is specifically effective against the bacterial pathogen Staphylococcus aureus including multi-resistant
Prof. Dr Christoph M. Ernst
© Michael Wodak

Funding from the Boehringer Ingelheim Foundation for Prof Christoph Ernst

Prof. Dr Christoph Ernst from the Institute of Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Hygiene at the University Hospital of Cologne and the Faculty of Medicine has been selected for the Boehringer
Portraits of DSMZ scientists Sabine Grownow and Birte Abt

DZIF makes resistant bacterial strains from the WHO pathogen list available for international antibiotics research

According to estimates, 4.95 million deaths worldwide in 2019 were directly or indirectly attributable to infections with resistant bacteria. The rising number of resistant bacterial pathogens, also
Prof Achim Hoerauf in his laboratory at the University Hospital Bonn
© Universitätsklinikum Bonn/R. Müller

New antibiotic against river blindness and lymphatic filariasis pathogens

A team led by Prof Achim Hoerauf in the German Center for Infection Research (DZIF) is further developing the antibiotic corallopyronin A as a treatment for the neglected tropical diseases river

Tackling the world's deadliest infectious disease

24 March—World Tuberculosis Day

Tuberculosis researchers at the DZIF are combating this infectious disease, which is affecting millions of people worldwide, with new approaches in the treatment and diagnosis of infections and the monitoring of antibiotic resistance.

Cartoon zum Welt-Tuberkulose-Tag
© WHO/Global Tuberculosis Programme

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