Team from the University Hospital Erlangen and FAU Identifies Differentiation Step Essential for Antiviral Immune Responses Dendritic cells are crucial for orchestrating immune responses: They patrol all tissues of the body, capturing invaders like viruses and bacteria, and subsequently trigger an ...

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New revelations about the function of microglial cells in the malignant form of Parkinson's disease Microglia are immune cells found in the brain. They carry out critical functions such as defending against pathogens and eliminating damaged cells. At the same time, they can be harmful to the brain....

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The Jakob Herz Prize was awarded for the seventh time on Friday October 7, 2022. The prize is awarded together with the Research Foundation at Universitätsklinikum Erlangen every two years for outstanding scientific achievements from theoretical and clinical medicine. This year’s award winner Prof. Dr. Douglas F. Easton from Cambridge (England), received the Jakob Herz Prize in recognition of his breakthroughs in breast cancer research.

Dr. Adran Regensburger, a doctor in the Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, has received the ‘Young Investigator Award’ for his work in molecular imaging in children with muscular dystrophy. The jury particularly praised the innovatory value and method selected by Dr. Regensburger.

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In 2012, UK Erlangen was the first hospital in Middle Franconia to use a robot-assisted surgical system. The hospital has now invested over 2.4 million euros in a new da Vinci Xi to enable it to increase the precision of surgical procedures in the future with the latest generation of the robot-assisted surgical system.

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Die vermehrte Ablagerung von Bindegewebe ist ein Problem bei chronischen Erkrankungen vieler Organe. Effektive Behandlungsmöglichkeiten stehen derzeit kaum zur Verfügung. Wissenschaftler aus der Medizinischen Klinik 3 haben jetzt ein molekulares Netzwerk entschlüsselt, das diese Prozesse kontrolliert und dadurch eine neue Möglichkeit für die Therapie von Organvernarbung darstellen könnte.

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