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Three young researchers, (left) Prof. Jan Heyckendorf, (centre) Maya Reimann (both DZIF), (right) Dr. Sebastian Marwitz (DZL), are the joint recipients of the Award for Clinical Research of the German Society of Pneumology.
© Medizinische Klinik Borstel; Privat; Privat

Clinical Research Award for DZIF and DZL tuberculosis researchers

This year's Award for Clinical Research of the German Society of Pneumology and Respiratory Medicine (DGP) went to a group of three young researchers from two German Centers for Health Research. Maja

Transmission electron microscopic image of HIV particles in co-culture with lymphocytes
© A Harrison, P Feorino, EL Palmer / CDC

New insights on the path to curing chronic HIV infections

AIDS, an immunodeficiency disease caused by infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), is one of the ten leading causes of death worldwide. Thanks to antiviral therapies, the disease can

Portrait von Professor Ralf Bartenschlager
© Uniklinikum Heidelberg

Ernst Jung Prize for Medicine 2022 for renowned virologist

Virologist Professor Ralf Bartenschlager has received the Ernst Jung Prize for Medicine 2022. The award, presented by the Jung Foundation for Science and Research, recognises scientists who conduct

Logo des DNAMR in weiß auf einem elektronenmikroskopischen Bild von Pneumokokken
© CDC/Meredith Newlove

German network against antimicrobial resistance launched

New antibiotics are urgently needed to counter the rapidly increasing spread of resistance. The German Network against Antimicrobial Resistance (DNAMR) was founded to promote the development of new

Electron microscopic image of several cells of the pathogenic bacterium Staphylococcus aureus. The spheric bacterial cells are coloured in yellow and shown in front of a dark background.
© HZI/Manfred Rohde

A bright spot for microbiological diagnostics

The detection of bacterial pathogens in clinical samples is an important prerequisite for successful antimicrobial treatment. A team from the German Center for Infection Research (DZIF), the Helmholtz

Newborn baby wearing only a diaper lying face-down on the skin of a person
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Exposure to antibiotics during birth by caesarean section may increase infants’ long-term health risks

Animal studies indicate that prenatal contact with antibiotics can affect the early development of intestinal flora and lead to serious long-term health problems in offspring. In a pilot study

Visualisation of luminous strands of DNA as well as of a ring that depicts the combined analysis of many different bacterial genomes.
© Leon Kokkoliadis, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen

Only three percent of potential bacterial drug sources known

The emergence of antibiotic-resistant pathogens and the increasing difficulty in developing new drugs has contributed to global challenges in combating infectious diseases. An extensive bioinformatics

Several issues of SYNERGIE magazine with the iF-DESIGN-AWARD logo 2022 in the top left-hand corner.
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iF DESIGN AWARD for the DZG magazine SYNERGIE

The joint magazine SYNERGIE of the German Centers for Health Research (DZG) has received an iF DESIGN AWARD 2022 in the field of communication—the second recognition for the magazine's outstanding

Ukrainische Flaggenfarben, im Hintergrund ist eine Forscherin am Mikroskop zu sehen.
© DZIF/DSMZ

DZG statement on the Russian invasion of Ukraine

DZG statement on the Russian invasion of Ukraine

We, the German Centers for Health Research, consider the Russian invasion of Ukraine an attack on elementary values of freedom, democracy and self

World TB Day 2022
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World Tuberculosis Day 2022: Saving lives

"Invest to end TB. Save Lives" is the theme of this year's World Tuberculosis Day, which annually on 24 March commemorates the relevance and worldwide spread of this deadly infectious disease. As an