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Laureates raised knowledge of the development of the immune system to a new level
Immunologists Frederick W. Alt (73) of Harvard Medical School and David G. Schatz (64) of Yale School of Medicine are to receive the 2023 Paul Ehrlich and Ludwig Darmstaedter Prize, as the Scientific Council of the Paul Ehrlich Foundation announced. The two researchers are being acknowledged for ...
Road signs for immune defence cells - Study generates insights into the inner workings of the adaptive immune response
How do killer T cells recognise cells in the body that have been infected by viruses? Matter foreign to the body is presented on the surface of these cells as antigens that act as a kind of road sign. A network of accessory proteins – the chaperones – ensure that this sign retains its stability ...
The omicron variants BA.1 and BA.2 of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which are dominant from about December to April, can undermine the protection against infection offered by vaccinations or survived infections after only three months. This is shown by a study from Frankfurt under the leadership of the ...
The adhesion of bacteria to host cells is always the first and one of the decisivesteps in the development of infectious diseases. The purpose of this adhesion by infectious pathogens is first to colonize the host organism (i.e., the human body), and then to trigger an infection, which in the ...
Microbiologists has succeeded in using bacteria for the controlled storage and release of hydrogen
The fight against climate change is making the search for carbon-neutral energy sources increasingly urgent. Green hydrogen, which is produced from water with the help of renewable energies such as wind or solar power, is one of the solutions on which hopes are pinned. However, transporting and ...
Structural analysis revealed weak spots
A team from Research Unit 2251 of the German Research Foundation led by Goethe University has shed light on the structure of an enzyme important in the metabolism of the pathogenic bacterium Acinetobacter baumannii. The enzyme “MtlD” is critical for the bacterium’s synthesis of the sugar alcohol ...
Sustainable bioeconomy: Development of environmentally friendly bio-shampoos and plant protection agent technologies
With the early assessment of sustainable, newly developed chemicals and products it is possible to assess a potential risk of toxic substances being released at a later point in product cascades. This has been revealed in a proof-of-concept study jointly coordinated by Goethe University Frankfurt ...
How intestinal bacteria communicate with the body
Bacteria in the intestine pack a wide spectrum of their biomolecules into small capsules. These are transported via the bloodstream to various organs in the body and even absorbed and processed by nerve cells in the brain. This has now been shown for the first time by a team of researchers from ...
The three award winners are being honoured for their achievements in the development of mRNA for preventive and therapeutic purposes
Katalin Karikó, Özlem Türeci, and Uğur Şahin have established a technology platform that is likely to initiate a paradigm shift in some areas of medicine - away from the external application of immunising antigens or therapeutically effective proteins to their internal production within the cells ...
Nano spheres and diamond slivers made of silicon and germanium
Chemists at Goethe University Frankfurt have developed two new classes of materials in the field of nanomaterials and investigated them together with their cooperation partners at the University of Bonn: for the first time, they have succeeded in producing a nano sphere of silicon atoms and a ...
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