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The digitally-colorized scanning electron microscopic (SEM) image depicts numerous filamentous Ebola virus particles (blue) budding from a chronically-infected cell.
© National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Hepatitis B virions (orange coloured)
© CDC/Dr. Erskine Palmer

New therapeutic approach may help to cure chronic hepatitis B infection

Researchers at Helmholtz Zentrum München, Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the German Center for Infection Research (DZIF) have developed a novel therapeutic approach to cure chronic hepatitis
Team Klein
© Uniklinik Köln/Thies Schöning

Highly active HIV antibody restricts development of viral resistance

A research team led by Univ.-Prof. Dr. Florian Klein of the Institute of Virology of the University Hospital Cologne and the German Center for Infection Research (DZIF) has identified a new highly
Monkey kidney cells infected with MERS
© Müller/Charité

A new treatment strategy against MERS

First identified in 2012, the MERS-coronavirus is capable of causing severe and often fatal pneumonia. There are no effective treatments for MERS. Researchers from the German Center for Infection
© cdc/Dr. Fred Murphy & Sylvia Whitfield

Coronavirus research is being carried out at top speed

The first suspected case in Germany has been confirmed. Professor Stephan Becker, virologist at the University of Marburg and coordinator of the DZIF research area “Emerging Infections” reports on the

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