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World TB Day 2022

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

Samira Marx and Prof Gunther Hartmann
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New strategy to protect from severe COVID-19

SARS-CoV-2 viruses can hide from recognition by the immune system when infecting cells, thereby delaying the onset of the immune response. Scientists around Prof Gunther Hartmann from the University

Helicobacter flagellum
© Christine Josenhans and Shin-Ichi Aizawa, LMU

Bacterial shackle: Motility-inhibiting active substances against the gastric germ Helicobacter pylori

Helicobacter pylori, one of the most widespread bacterial pathogens, is responsible for hundreds of thousands of cases of stomach ulcers and stomach cancer worldwide every year. Due to increasing

Tuberculosis patients
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Tuberculosis: Different types of immunity determine the course of the disease

An international research team has succeeded in characterising different immune responses of tuberculosis patients and identifying groups of patients who either showed a very low or a very strong

DZIF and Canada’s McMaster University are coming together in the fight against pandemics

Viruses and bacteria do not stop at national borders. International collaboration is the only way to meet the global challenges in infection research. Since its foundation, the German Center for

Reinhold E. Schmidt
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DZIF bids farewell to Professor Reinhold E. Schmidt

We are deeply saddened to learn of the untimely death of our long-time friend, colleague and companion, Prof. Reinhold E. Schmidt.

Reinhold Schmidt has been involved in the DZIF from the very

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Hepatitis E virus defies alcohol-based hand disinfectants

Hepatitis E virus (HEV) can cause serious liver inflammation and is the most common cause of acute virus-mediated hepatitis worldwide. Infection can be prevented through appropriate hygiene measures

Louisa Ruhl und Christine Falk
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How a SARS-CoV-2 infection can become severe COVID-19

Infection with SARS-CoV-2 leaves some people almost unaffected, while others develop life-threatening COVID-19 symptoms. So far, we do not understand exactly why symptoms and disease severity

Blood culture bottles in incubator

Novel prediction model for mortality in blood stream infections developed

Bloodstream infections (BSI) are serious bacterial infections associated with high mortality. A research team developed the clinical BLOOMY* scores in order to identify risk factors and thus be able

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Vaccinated or recovered: Three exposures to spike protein lead to good immune protection

A new study from Munich shows that the immune system develops a high-quality antibody response after a total of three encounters with the viral spike protein of SARS-CoV-2. These antibodies can also