University of Cologne

The University of Cologne (German Universität zu Köln) is one of the oldest universities in Europe and, with 38,000 students and 4,000 postgraduates, one of the largest universities in Germany. It is furthermore the German founding member of the Community of European Management Schools and International Companies (CEMS). Since 2012 the university is regularly called an elite university in all kinds of German media because the university's overall concept was awarded in the German Universities Excellence Initiative.

Cologne, NRW, Germany

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Medical economics

What motivates high-quality medical care: Is it all about money?

In many economics sectors, financial incentives are considered an effective means of motivating both employees and managers to deliver top performance. Incentives—and their counterpart, financial disincentives, in particular—are ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Better diagnosis and treatment of cryptococcosis

A group of international mycology experts led by Professor Dr. Oliver A. Cornely at the University of Cologne has jointly drafted a guideline for the diagnosis and treatment of cryptococcosis, which aims at improving infection ...

Oncology & Cancer

New strategy for safer CAR T cell therapy in lymphomas

In treating aggressive lymphomas and blood cancer (leukemia), chimeric antigen receptor T cells (CAR T cells) are increasingly being used. For this therapy, immune cells are taken from patients and programmed by means of ...


Treating tuberculosis when antibiotics no longer work

Researchers have identified new antibiotic molecules that target Mycobacterium tuberculosis and make it less pathogenic for humans. In addition, some of the discovered substances may allow for a renewed treatment of tuberculosis ...


Study unveils role of mitochondria in dietary fat processing

The maintenance of a balanced lipid homeostasis is critical for our health. While consumption of excessive amounts of fatty foods contributes to metabolic diseases such as obesity and atherosclerosis, fat is an indispensable ...

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