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Negative-stained transmission electron micrograph in black and white of round hepatitis B virus particles in white, in which internal structures are visible, against a dark background.
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New study shows significant antiviral activity of the agent bulevirtide for the treatment of chronic hepatitis D virus infection

Between 10 and 20 million people worldwide are infected with hepatitis D virus (HDV). HDV infection is always associated with hepatitis B virus infection. So far there has been no satisfactory

Oliver Cornely
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Prof. Oliver Cornely receives Johann Lucas Schönlein Plaque from the German-speaking Mycological Society

Prof. Oliver Cornely, infectiologist and coordinator of the DZIF Clinical Trial Unit at the University Hospital Cologne, has been awarded the Johann Lucas Schönlein Plaque by the German-speaking

Left panel: grey electron microscopic image of rod-shaped M. tuberculosis bacteria; right panel: image of a circular phylogenetic tree depicting the genetic relationship between M. tuberculose strains
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Personalised antibiotic treatment strategies for tuberculosis patients

Tuberculosis is one of the leading causes of death worldwide, with an estimated 1.4 million deaths and ten million people infected annually. Resistant and multidrug-resistant (MDR) variants of the

Namibian mother and daughter, dressed in T-shirts and skirts, the woman additionally wearing a green-brownish-coloured headscarf, squatting in front of a light blue-coloured wall.Eine afrikanische Mutter mit Tocher, beide tragen T-Shirts und Röcke, die Mutter zudem ein grün-schwarz gemustertes gebundenes Kopftuch. Beide hocken vor einer hellblau gesprichenen Wand.
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BCG tuberculosis vaccine only effective in early childhood

In the early 20th century, French scientists Albert Calmette and Camille Guérin developed a vaccine from the bovine tuberculosis bacterium Mycobacterium bovis, which was named BCG (Bacillus Calmette

Two young female scientists in a biomedical laboratory evaluating a purple-stained plaque assay in cell culture plates with 12 wells each.
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RESIST: Finding new inhibitors against coronaviruses

Finding active agents against SARS-CoV-2 and other coronaviruses—this goal has been pursued by DZIF scientist Prof Thomas Schulz and his team at Hannover Medical School (MHH) since the virus first

Electron microscopic image of green-coloured MERS-coronavirus particles. Clearly visible are the spike-proteins on the surface of the virus particles that resemble a crown and give the coronavirus its name.
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Booster vaccination with newly developed vaccine against MERS-CoV leads to robust long-lasting immunity

Besides SARS-CoV and SARS-CoV-2, the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) is among the highly pathogenic coronaviruses that can lead to severe respiratory disease and death. It is

A left hand in a blue lab glove, holding a 12-wells-cell culture plate that is being filled with culture medium by a transparent plastic pipet, of which only the lower part can be seen.
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A roadmap for the future of hepatitis B therapy development

Worldwide, 880,000 people die each year as a result of infection with the hepatitis B virus (HBV). Antiviral drugs that can suppress replication of the virus are available. However, these must be

DZIF Academy logo and icon in paper form with award on blue background
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DZIF Prizes for Translational Infection Research 2022

The DZIF Academy is pleased to open the call for applications for two prizes in 2022: the DZIF Prize for Fundamental Translational Infection Research and the DZIF Prize for Clinical Translational

Andreas Peschel (left) receives the Emil von Behring award 2021 from the president of the University of Marburg, Thomas Nauss.
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Andreas Peschel honoured with the Emil von Behring-Preis

Microbiologist and DZIF infection researcher Prof Andreas Peschel was honoured with the Emil von Behring Award of the University of Marburg on July 7, 2022 for his outstanding research on antibiotic

Lab of the US Military HIV Research Program (MHRP), showing two researchers and workplaces with computers and blood sample tubes.
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Diagnostic biomarker for early detection of active tuberculosis in HIV-infected individuals

Specific biomarkers in the blood can indicate the onset of tuberculosis (TB) in HIV-infected individuals six to twelve months earlier than TB diagnosis by sputum. This is the finding of researchers