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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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“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…
The human immune system is a finely-balanced defense mechanism protecting the body against pathogens. Different immune cells are therefore constantly in search of foreign molecules indicating the presence of any pathogen which needs to be destroyed. If one of these cells meets a foreign body, it will integrate parts from it – called antigens – onto its own cell surface and present…
The pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa (P. aeruginosa) uses a variety of tricks to perfectly adapt to its environment. Pseudomonas bacteria can colonise and proliferate in virtually any environment, including the lungs, eyes, urinary tract, an open wound or an implant. They even manage to survive most antibiotics by shielding themselves in a dense biofilm or by simply pumping the…
Streptococcus pyogenes is a very wide-spread Streptococcus species known to be the pathogen eliciting bacterial angina, which is also known as tonsillitis. Scarlet fever and middle ear infections can also be caused by this bacterium. Pathogens of the species Streptococcus pyogenes are also called "flesh-eating bacteria" since they can invade the subcutaneous tissue and the…
New and recurrent infectious diseases, combined with steadily increasing resistance to antibiotics and the global mobility of people, create enormous new challenges for modern medicine. Consequently, therapies must combine maximum efficacy with minimum toxicity. Customised strategies for prevention and clinical management are steadily gaining in importance in this context.In…