Friedrich–Alexander University Erlangen–Nurnberg

Friedrich–Alexander University Erlangen–Nürnberg (German: Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, FAU) is a public research university in the cities of Erlangen and Nuremberg in Bavaria, Germany. The name Friedrich–Alexander comes from the university's first founder Friedrich, Margrave of Brandenburg-Bayreuth, and its benefactor Alexander, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach.


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Central inflammation system discovered

The most common immune cells in our bodies that form the front line in the immune system's defenses against infections are neutrophilic granulocytes. At the same time, neutrophils are also involved in a number of different ...


New approaches in the fight against drug resistance in malaria

Malaria is one of the most widespread and deadly infectious diseases worldwide. New compounds are continuously required due to the risk of malaria parasites becoming resistant to the medicines currently used. A team of researchers ...


How antibodies offer protection against an infection with HIV

A team of researchers investigating the transmission of HIV have discovered that HIV antibodies provide sterilizing immunity by inhibiting the infection of the first cell. The research is published in the journal Cell Reports ...


Printing pills with a 3D printer

Almost a third of the population in Germany needs to take medication on a daily basis. One in four of these people regularly takes three or more different types of medication at the same time. Various pills pile up in these ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Fine-tuning antibodies for treating tumors and infections

Antibodies are crucial, not only for treating tumors and infections. Sometimes, however, the immune reaction they trigger can be too strong and end up causing more damage, for example in the case of people infected with COVID-19. ...

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