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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 7th HIPS Symposium on pharmaceutical sciences devoted to infection research starts at 9 am on 29th June 2017 at Saarland University.
In brief: The health of the donor is just as important as that of the recipient for the success of a bone marrow transplantation. „However, our study does not focus on the impeccable health of the donor at the time of the bone marrow donation – since this is a pre-requisite and thoroughly checked for“, states Dr. Christoph Hirche, a former scientist at the Institute of Experimental…
Trillions of microorganisms colonise the surfaces of the human body as permanent, helpful companions. The composition of the so-called microbiota, i.e. the entirety of microorganisms colonising humans and animals, varies very strongly between individuals. Aside from genetic factors, environmental influences - such as nutrition - are the causes of this diversity. The variability of…
Intestinal bacteria are an important component of digestion as they convert food items into substances that can be absorbed by the body. But sometimes, the activity of these bacteria may be harmful to the human body. Certain bacterial degradation products promote the development of atherosclerosis, a risk factor of cardiovascular diseases such as stroke or heart attacks. To name one…
Herpesviruses have coexisted with humans for millions of years, and during this time they have developed elegant strategies to escape immune system control. An important representative of the herpesvirus family is cytomegalovirus (CMV) – about half of the German population carries this virus. “Acute CMV infection of a woman during pregnancy is a huge danger for the infant in the womb.…
For drug discovery to be successful, projects with an international scope play a particularly important role, since they make the large biological diversity of unusual habitats accessible."We have recently obtained so many new and untapped microorganisms and fungi with interesting biological activities that we are finding it hard to prioritise their evaluation," says Prof…