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Treating tuberculosis when antibiotics no longer work

Tuberculosis is currently the infectious disease that causes the most deaths worldwide. Of particular concern is the increasing emergence of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis bacteria, particularly in

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When bacteria exchange resistance genes with each other

Bacteria that are resistant to broad-spectrum antibiotics from the carbapenem group are increasingly posing major problems for healthcare systems worldwide. They can cause serious infections and

Pseudomonas aeruginosa
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Study on promising new antibiotic Darobactin reinforces its potential

Darobactin is a promising candidate for the development of new, resistance-breaking antibiotics, as it has an exceptional mechanism of action and a broad spectrum of activity. In a recent study, DZIF

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INCATE and BIOASTER join forces to support innovators in the fight against antibiotic resistance

INCATE, the INCubator for Antibacterial Therapies in Europe, and BIOASTER, the French Technology Research Institute, have announced this week the beginning of a new partnership that aims to improve

Ehrendoktorwürde Prof. Urban
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Outstanding hepatitis research: DZIF Professor receives honorary doctorate

The Faculty of Medicine at the University of Basel has awarded an honorary doctorate to DZIF Professor Dr Stephan Urban from the Medical Faculty at the Heidelberg University. The award acknowledges

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German University Medicine Award goes to DZIF scientists at the UKE

A team of researchers from Hamburg, Düsseldorf, Erlangen and Cologne has been awarded the German University Medicine Prize for curing the so-called "Düsseldorf patient", who suffered from leukaemia

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Call for action by the German Network against Antimicrobial Resistance (DNAMR)

"We are heading towards a crisis with our eyes wide open. Soon we will lack the antibiotics we need to perform vital operations," says Dr Timo Jäger, Managing Director of the German Center for

World AMR Awareness Week from 18 to 24 November: Preventing antimicrobial resistance together

From 18 to 24 November, the “World AMR Awareness Week” (WAAW), a global campaign proclaimed by WHO, aims to draw attention to the near-pandemic rise in infections caused by resistant microbial

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The DZIF mourns the loss of Professor Gerd Sutter

Professor Gerd Sutter has died at the age of 61. His pioneering work on the development of MVA vaccines against measles, MERS-CoV and West Nile virus, among others, had a major impact on modern

 A digitally colourised scanning electron microscopic (SEM) image depicting a single, red-coloured T cell infected by numerous, spheroid shaped, mustard-coloured HIV particles, which can be seen attached to the cell's surface membrane.

Longevity of HIV-neutralising antibodies explored

Despite decades of research, there is still no vaccine that protects against HIV infection. It is currently assumed, however, that such a vaccine can only be effective if it also produces so-called