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Genetics

Building blocks for microbiome research

All multicellular living beings are colonized by an unimaginably large number of microorganisms and have evolved together with these microbial symbionts from the beginning. The natural microbiome, i.e. the entirety of the ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Historical case studies on pandemics

Whether it's the plague, cholera or COVID-19, epidemics are part of human history. Long before there were vaccinations or microscopes for the investigation of pathogens, societies had to develop coping strategies. These are ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Diabetes as a consequence of COVID-19

The SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which causes the coronavirus disease COVID-19, can penetrate many different body cells. This has been shown in multiple research papers published in recent weeks. Thus, not only can the function ...

Oncology & Cancer

Reducing side effects during the treatment of brain tumours

Glioblastomas are among the most aggressive brain tumors in adults and difficult to treat due to their rapid growth and their diversity. Usually, the malignant tumors cannot be completely or permanently removed by surgery. ...

Neuroscience

Researchers study if nerve cells evolved to talk to microbes

Various diseases of the digestive tract, for example severe intestinal inflammation in humans, are closely linked to disturbances in the natural mobility of the intestine. What role the microbiome—i.e. the natural microbial ...

Medical research

Wild animals allow new insights into the skin microbiome

In recent decades, under the harmful influence of western lifestyles, the diversity of the microbial colonization of the body has decreased significantly. This 'impoverished' microbiome has led to a sharp increase in so-called ...

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