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Systems BiologyThe goal of systems biology is to describe the dynamic processes of life and of biological systems using mathematical models. In line with the foundation of the new Braunschweig Integrated Centre of Systems Biology (BRICS) we have compiled some background information about systems biology for you: To the systems biology feature.
The 9th TWINCORE Symposium takes place on 31st August 2017. International Infection researchers talk about “Communication pathways in infection“.
In their search for food or a suitable host, many bacteria produce flagella – i.e. long filaments made up of thousands of proteins that the bacteria can use like a propeller for targeted movement. An early step in the production of a new flagellum is that various components in the cell membrane jointly form a pore from which the flagellum then grows. This pore functions as a…
Vaccines are one of the most successful and cost-effective public health tools for disease prevention. Their development though is time-consuming and complex, requiring a combination of specialised skills and technical capacities not readily available at a single organisation.
In order to facilitate access to these skills and capacities and to promote collaborations in the…
Only because of its immune system, our body is capable of surviving in an environment full of pathogens. In addition to our innate immunity, we have an adaptive system that is formed only after birth in a fine-tuned interplay with our environment. In response to the ingress of a foreign substance into our body, specialised defence cells – B-lymphocytes, also called B-cells – produce…
Chronic bronchitis, sarcoidosis and pulmonary emphysema have one thing in common: The afflicted patients suffer from chronic lung symptoms. The causes differ quite widely and range from extensive smoking and fine dust-laden air to the intensive exposure to open fires, e.g. while cooking daily meals, which is the case for more than half of the population of the world. "In many…
Some pathogenic bacteria cause infections that are a serious health risk. Due to the ever increasing international mobility, this infection risk will continue to rise in the future. In addition, modern medical treatments that penetrate through biological barriers of the body and weaken the immune system are a serious problem. Another reason for concern is the fact that the fraction…