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Blood donors wanted: 20 Euro compensation

Freshly donated blood is regularly needed for IfADo research projects in the field of immunology. The desired cells are isolated from about 300 ml of whole blood and used for scientific purposes. The time required for a blood donation is low and usually takes …

Immunology

Simplified measurement method for determining immune age improves analysis of cardiorespiratory fitness

Both the functionality of the immune system and the so-called cardiorespiratory fitness, CRF in short, play an important role in a person’s health and work ability. Researchers at the Leibniz Research Centre for Working Environment and Human Factors in …

Immunology

Gender-specific differences in the progression of rheumatoid arthritis discovered

Oct 21, 2022 Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease characterised by chronic joint inflammation that leads to functional impairment in many sufferers. There are gender-specific differences in the emergence and development of this disease. …

Awards

Watzl Weekly honoured with BdKom Award

For their outstanding science communication, Carsten Watzl from the Leibniz Institute for Labour Research at TU Dortmund University (IfADo) and Stefan Schwark from the German Professional Association for Nursing Professions Nordwest e.V. won the BdKom Award in …

Awards

Rudolf-Schoen-Award for Silvia Capellino

At this year’s German Rheumatology Congress, Silvia Capellino and her team were awarded the Rudolph Schoen Award of the Foundation of the German Society for Rheumatology for their research on the neurotransmitter dopamine and its role in rheumatoid arthritis.

Awards

„Watzl Weekly“ nominated for BdKom Award

Carsten Watzl from IfADo and Stefan Schwark from the German Professional Association for Nursing Professions DBfK Nordwest e. V. were nominated for the BdKom Award (award for outstanding communication) with the project „Watzl Weekly went viral – video updates …

Immunology

Dopamine can influence bone metabolism in arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is the most common inflammatory disease of the joints. Nowadays, there are many therapies that can significantly reduce the symptoms However, bone loss and osteoporosis are still a problem. Most osteoporosis therapies aim to inhibit …

Immunology

Carsten Watzl explains Covid 19 vaccines in the European Journal of Immunolgy

In a recent article, Carsten Watzl, Head of Department Immunology, points out the misconceptions about SARS-CoV-2 and vaccination that are widespread among the public and contrasts them with the scientific findings from an immunologist’s point of view. The …

Immunology

Booster for immune protection after Corona infection

When our immune system comes into contact with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, it fights back and produces antibodies. A similar immune response is triggered by Corona vaccines. However, there is still little data available on the strength and durability of immune …