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A subpopulation of stem cells releases antimicrobial peptides to defend the gastric mucosa against pathogenic bacteria more
Stem cells moonlight to protect the stomach from bacterial invaders

If bacteria damage the long-lived stem cells of the stomach, this can lead to the development of cancer. Researchers at the MPI for Infection Biology and the Charité - Universitätsmedizin in Berlin have now revealed that the gastric stem cell pool can actively defend the stem cell niche against bacteria. more

'A moving target'

'A moving target'

April 25, 2019

Interview with Elena Levashina on the state of malaria research on World Malaria Day 2019 more

'A combination of multiple measures to combat infectious diseases'

Interview with Elena Levashina on the use of genetically modified mosquitoes against malaria more

Malaria: It’s all about the mosquito

Max Planck scientists investigated the dissemination mechanisms of malaria more

Organoids reveal inflammatory processes in chlamydia infections

Researchers discover how bacteria could promote inflammation and the development of ovarian cancer more

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Tuberculosis in the blood

December 06, 2018
By analyzing the chemicals in the blood, scientists can find out who develops active tuberculosis more
<h2><a href="internallink:1910529">GAGNA A. & Ch. VAN HECK Prize - 2018</a></h2>

Gagna A. & Ch. Van Heck Prize 2018 more

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Emmanuelle Charpentier, director at the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology in Berlin, is among the winners of the international renowned Kavli prize. She is honoured for her pioneering work in developing the CRISPR-Cas9 system, a breakthrough tool for genetic engineering. The award ceremony will take place in Oslo on September 4, 2018. more
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In future, a blood test could identify which individuals with latent TB infection are at high risk of developing the disease more
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