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Schematic representation of the molecular blockade of the NTCP receptor by bulevirtide
© DZIF/Universität Heidelberg
Tuberculosis therapy
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Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis

Antibiotic resistance is one of the challenges facing mankind in the 21st century. This includes antibiotic-resistant tuberculosis. Just in time for World Tuberculosis Day on 24 March 2024, the
The cartoon illustration shows a semi-circular arc of medication capsules in different colours on a blue background and a lung with eyes, a smiling mouth and the words "YES! We can endTB" and "End TB" in a coloured circle.

World Tuberculosis Day on 24 March 2024 under the motto "Yes! We can end TB!"

While tuberculosis (TB) has become relatively rare in Germany and other industrialised nations, around ten million people contract the bacterial infection every year, especially in resource-poorer

DZIF mourns the death of Professor Tobias Welte

Professor Tobias Welte, a scientist at the German Center for Lung Research (DZL) and the German Center for Infection Research (DZIF), died on Sunday after a short, serious illness. We are deeply
Prof. Dr. Anna Hirsch und Dr. Walid A. M. Elagher
© HIPS/Hartman

Breathing easy thanks to new antibiotics

New active substances for the treatment of resistant bacteria are needed more urgently than ever – yet only few candidates make the leap from research to clinical application. To facilitate precisely

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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