Press and Public Relations

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Heidrun Pollei

Phone:+49 30 28460-114Fax:+49 30 28460-242

Institute

Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology

Research publications

You can find more research publications messages on the website of the Institute:
http://www.mpiib-berlin.mpg.de

Research publications 2014
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Chlamydia knock out the body’s own cancer defence

November 14, 2014

By breaking down the cancer-suppressing protein p53, Chlamydia prevent programmed cell death and thereby favour the process of cancer development [more]

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New weapon of the immune system discovered

August 13, 2014

Aryl hydrocarbon receptor binds bacterial toxins and initiates their destruction [more]

Research publications 2013
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West African bats - no safe haven for malaria parasites

October 21, 2013

West African bats are hosts to a multitude of different haemosporidian parasites [more]

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Chlamydia promotes gene mutations

June 20, 2013

Outcome of experimental Chlamydia infections points towards cancer [more]

Research publications 2012
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Zooming in on bacterial weapons in 3D

May 21, 2012

Max Planck scientists decipher the structure of bacterial injection needles at atomic resolution [more]

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Biosignatures distinguish between tuberculosis and sarcoidosis

May 07, 2012

Various combinations of biomarkers are required to unequivocally diagnose a specific disease [more]

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Biting back at malaria

May 03, 2012

Max Planck researchers are searching for vulnerabilities in the life cycle of the malaria parasite [more]

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Tuberculosis vaccine being tested in Phase II trial

March 23, 2012

New vaccine expected to provide better protection against tuberculosis in the future [more]

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"We need more basic research in Africa"

March 23, 2012

The Max Planck Society, in cooperation with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, is establishing a research group in Durban, South Africa [more]

Research publications 2011
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The tangled NETs of the immune system

April 27, 2011

Some cells of the immune system catch bacteria: They cast out nets made of proteins and DNA in which the pathogens get tangled up and die [more]

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The biosignature of tuberculosis

March 23, 2011

Max Planck researchers discover biomarkers that can be used to identify tuberculosis patients [more]

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Tuberculosis vaccine passes phase I trial

March 23, 2011

Vaccine candidate is expected to provide better protection against tuberculosis in future [more]

Research publications 2010
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Waiting for the right moment

August 24, 2010

Bacterial pathogens delay their entry into cells [more]

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Antibiotics for the prevention of malaria

July 21, 2010

Antibiotic treatment during the liver stage of malaria generates strong protective immunity [more]

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Blocking inflammation in the brain

July 01, 2010

Scientists identify a new therapeutic target for the treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis [more]

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How bacteria make syringes

June 13, 2010

Scientists reconstruct bacterial transport channel in the test tube [more]

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Rescue NET for Lupus patients

May 03, 2010

Scientists find a new insight into Lupus pathogenesis [more]

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Gene regulation: Can we stomach it?

February 23, 2010

Max Planck scientists succeed with a novel technique in the fight against the cause of peptic ulcer disease and gastric cancer [more]

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New strategies in the fight against influenza

January 21, 2010

Scientists in Berlin have now identified new starting points for the treatment of influenza [more]

Research publications 2008
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Clinical trial for new tuberculosis vaccine

September 11, 2008

Genetic tuning "sharpens" the vaccine [more]

Research publications 2007
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Out of Africa - Bacteria, as well

February 14, 2007

Homo sapiens and Helicobacter pylori jointly spread across the globe [more]

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A beneficial suicide

January 10, 2007

Programmed cell death protects against infections [more]

Research publications 2006
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Evolution of typhoid bacteria

November 24, 2006

Researchers investigate the evolution of the bacterium Salmonella typhi and warn of an increased spread of resistant strains [more]

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New potential drug target in tuberculosis

May 29, 2006

Scientists reveal structure of a key tuberculosis protein [more]

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Salmonella caught red-handed

March 15, 2006

Salmonella research provides clues to antibiotic development [more]

Research publications 2005
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Can anthrax be controlled?

November 11, 2005

Max Planck Researchers discover a protein which is deadly for anthrax bacteria [more]

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New Vaccine Protects more Effectively Against Tuberculosis

August 26, 2005

The team of Prof. Stefan H.E. Kaufmann at the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology in Berlin has designed a novel tuberculosis vaccine with high vaccine efficacy. The vaccine has been licensed to the Vakzine Projekt Management who will test it in clinical trials early 2006. The responsible mechanisms for the high efficacy of this vaccine has now been deciphered (Journal of Clinical Investigations, August 18, 2005). [more]

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Global commitment of Max Planck Researchers

June 28, 2005

International consortium searches for biomarkers of the natural immune response against tuberculosis - 13 million US-dollar grant awarded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation [more]

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Defensins Neutralize Anthrax Toxin

March 15, 2005

Max Planck scientists from Berlin, Germany discover a new immunotherapeutic approach against anthrax [more]

Research publications 2004
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Cooperation to create a new Tuberculosis vaccine

October 08, 2004

Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology and MOLOGEN initiate development of a new tuberculosis subunit vaccine [more]

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Germany starts clinical development of a new Tuberculosis vaccine

March 24, 2004

Federal-financed German research initiative organizes clinical testing of a highly promising vaccine candidate which has been developed in the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology [more]

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NETs protect against pathogenic bacteria

March 04, 2004

White blood cells can kill bacteria by trapping them in net-like extracellular structures, report scientists in Arturo Zychlinsky’s lab at the Max-Planck-Institute for Infection Biology in Berlin [more]

Research publications 2003
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A stomach pathogen "Out of Africa"

March 07, 2003

Max-Planck scientists show that prehistoric human migrations are reflected by the global population structure of Helicobacter pylori. [more]

 
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