Medical research

A new cell model for the human lung

Before new drugs can be tested in animal experiments and later in clinical trials, they must undergo a large number of laboratory tests. This involves the use of so-called cell lines, i.e., human or animal cells of a specific ...

Genetics

Examining the causal mechanism behind rare hereditary diseases

Universitätsmedizin Berlin, the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics (MPIMG), and the University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein (UKSH) have investigated in detail how BPTA syndrome, an extremely rare hereditary condition, ...

HIV & AIDS

Stigma and a lack of support limit HIV testing in Côte d'Ivoire

To improve HIV testing rates in the West African country of Côte d'Ivoire, community health workers need more training and support, researchers from the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle and the Institute ...

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