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Tuberkulose im Blut

Tuberculosis in the blood

December 06, 2018

Although a quarter of the world population is infected with the pathogen that causes tuberculosis, only about ten percent develop the disease during their lifetime. An international team of scientists, including some from the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology in Berlin showed that the amounts of certain chemical compounds which circulate in the blood, change prior to the onset of the disease even months before a clinical diagnosis can be made.

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Aktivität von zwei Genen kann offene Tuberkulose vorhersagen

Activity of two genes able to predict active tuberculosis

April 06, 2018

The closer the contact someone has with individuals with tuberculosis, the more likely they are to become infected with the pathogen. However, only about five to ten percent of people infected with the pathogen go on to develop the disease. An international team of researchers, including scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology in Berlin, has now developed a simple blood test to enable them to estimate the risk of developing active tuberculosis.

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Sugar molecule helps stomach cells to differentiate between good and bad bugs

Sugar molecule helps stomach cells to differentiate between good and bad bugs

September 05, 2017

Half of all people are chronically infected with Helicobacter pylori, a Gram negative bacterium that plays a causative role in the development of gastric cancer. It comes in two types, one that is relatively harmless and another that increases the risk of cancer six-fold.

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