How the body switches out of “fight” mode Cortisone and other related glucocorticoids are extremely effective at curbing excessive immune reactions. But previously, astonishingly little was known about how they exactly do that. A team of researchers from Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Unikli...

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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.

Prof. Dr. Arnd Dörfler has been nominated for the Deutscher Zukunftspreis 2019. The nomination recognizes the scientists’ pioneering achievements in the field of research and development. Their success in developing the first ultra high field MRI scanner approved for clinical use is a global breakthrough for precision medicine.

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