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MERS coronavirus: Vaccine development is going into the next round

In addition to the SARS coronavirus-2 that is currently prevalent worldwide, scientists continue to keep an eye on the related MERS coronavirus, as it, too, could potentially become a supra-regional
Hans-Peter Grobbel
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Tailor-made therapy of multi-resistant tuberculosis

The successful treatment of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis requires clarification in advance as to which antibiotics the pathogens are resistant to. Classic testing in the laboratory is very time
Struktur SUD Paip1
© J. Lei et al., 2021, EMBO Journal

How SARS-coronaviruses reprogram the human cell to their own benefit

DZIF scientists Prof. Rolf Hilgenfeld of the University of Lübeck and Dr. Albrecht von Brunn of the Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich discovered how SARS viruses enhance the production of viral
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A multidimensional view of the coronavirus

What exactly happens when the corona virus SARS-CoV-2 infects a cell? In an article published in Nature, a team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the Max Planck Institute of

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