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.