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The new CRC/TRR 241 is due to commence its research at the Department of Medicine 1 in July 2018.

Photo: C. Seggewies

About 250 international guests followed MIRACUM's invitation to participate in the kick-off symposium.

Rurik Schnackig

Jakob-Herz-Prize awarded for the fifth time.

Faculty of Medicine

Lung cancer is the third most common type of cancer in Germany and the disease affects both men and women. However, immunotherapies are successful in only 20 percent of cases. Researchers of the Divisions of Molecular Pneumology and Thoracic Surgery have now discovered a special mechanism that regulates tumor growth in lung cancer.

Around 700,000 people die every year as a result of antibiotic resistance. Scientists have now discovered that there is a point in the production process of the proteins at which it can be regulated by bacteria. This could be used as a starting point for the development of new antibiotics and help overcome resistance to antibiotics.

Around 200,000 people in Germany suffer from multiple sclerosis. The causes are far from being fully understood. What is known is that the immune system erroneously attacks the protective sheaths around nerve fibres. Scientists have now discovered how the formation of these protective sheaths is regulated by protein molecules.