Infections

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News • Research on immune system responses

Allergy or infection? Scientists discover distinguishing features

Scientists discover how the production of antibodies is regulated in allergy and infections. This opens the door to new therapies, without affecting the beneficial response of the immune system.

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News • Infectious disease diagnostics

POCT for remote areas: Portable pathology passes the test

When point-of-care testing (POCT) models for diagnosing infectious disease are effective, the quality of pathology results can be equivalent to laboratory tests, new research shows.

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News • Public health research

Climate change brings new diseases to Europe – using AI to prepare

Due to climate change, diseases such as West Nile fever reach European countries. With the help of AI and math, institutions can prepare for new infections in the changing climate, new research shows.

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News • HAGIS project

German-Scottish teamwork against infectious diseases intensifies

Delegates from Hannover Medical School and the University of Glasgow have now signed a letter of intent to intensify their collaboration in the field of infection research.

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News • The psychology of illness

Why being sick makes us less empathetic

When people are ill, they feel less empathy for others than when they are healthy. This has been confirmed in a new study conducted by Ruhr University Bochum and the University of Duisburg-Essen.

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News • Gene-snipping bacterial defenses

CRISPR: a promising tool to fight antibiotic resistance, but...

Could the 'gene scissors' CRISPR be used to make resistant bacteria susceptible to first-line antibiotics again? According to new reseach, yes – but the experts also point out serious caveats.

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