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SARS-CoV-2: A computer model to visualise possible attack points of viruses and virus mutants

There is still an urgent need for drugs against the new coronavirus. This urgency increases further with the emergence of new virus mutations that could push vaccines to their limits. For more than a
Test tubes
© Charité/ Victor Corman

SARS-CoV-2: Estimating infectiousness

What started as the preliminary analysis of routine laboratory data has since evolved into the largest-ever study of viral load levels in patients with SARS-CoV-2. A team of researchers from the
Staphylococcus aureus

From harmless skin bacteria to dreaded pathogens

An international research team, led by scientists from Tübingen and the German Center for Infection Research (DZIF) discovers additional component in staphylococcal cell wall that turns the bacterium
© Universität Tübingen / Paul Mehnert

Tübingen study raises hope for effective malaria vaccine

At the University Hospital of Tübingen, a clinical trial led by Prof. Dr. Peter Kremsner, Director of the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Travel Medicine and Human Parasitology and Dr. Rolf Fendel

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