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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 10th TWINCORE Symposium takes place on 30st / 31st August 2018. International Infection researchers talk about “Frontiers in translational research“.
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The regulatory T cells (or "Tregs" for short) play a very important role in our immune system: They teach other immune cells which dangerous invaders to attack and which harmless to ignore. In doing so, the Tregs enable the immune cells to be tolerant to foreign antigens such as components of certain foods, pollen, animal hair, but also harmless microorganisms. In the…
“We know that the first line defense in the brain is similar to responses in the rest of the body: Brain cells detect the invading virus and initiate a protective response by producing signal molecules such as interferons. However, the brain is very sensitive to changes in its environment. Immune responses within the brain can cause brain damage that may result in sequelae such as…
“What we have learned about the immune system and its role in many widespread diseases over the last ten years opens up countless perspectives for research," says Prof Martin Lohse, Scientific Director of the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC), the centre that coordinates the initiative.“Our initiative's projects combine the centres’ research topics,” says Prof…