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Corona-Impfstoffe im Test
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Rainer Ulrich and his team at FLI

Hantavirus: First detection of human infection transmitted by a pet rat

For the first time, Seoul virus could be identified as the cause of hantavirus disease in a German patient. Scientists from the Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut (FLI), the National Consiliary Laboratory
Dr. Silvia Portugal im Heidelberger Labor
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Malaria: Playing hide and seek in the dry season

Joint press release of the DZIF and the Heidelberg University Hospital Malaria parasites of the species Plasmodium need the Anopheles mosquito to enter the human body. In turn, mosquito larvae need
Christoph Lange vor Röntgenbildern
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Milestone in the prevention of tuberculosis

Based on data involving more than 80,000 patients, an international research group has developed a programme that can predict the individual risk of tuberculosis. The results of this work were
© Hyttalo Souza

First volunteers receive COVID-19 vaccine in phase I clinical trial

The vaccine trial is on track. Last Friday, on 9 October, the first test subject was injected with the vaccine MVA-SARS-2-S against COVID-19. A total of six volunteers received the vector vaccine to

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