In this section are listed news about important publications, research projects and events.


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 …


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 …


New research project on work interruptions started

The phone rings, a colleague knocks on the door and every new email announces itself with a signal tone – while you are working on a text that urgently needs to go out today. Along with time and performance pressure, interruptions are one of the greatest …
Ovarian cancer


New research project investigates the development of ovarian cancer

Ovarian cancer has a poor prognosis because it is often diagnosed at a late stage, when a cure is difficult. For this reason, researchers at the Leibniz Research Centre for Working Environment and Human Factors in Dortmund (IfADo) are trying to understand the …


New research project analyses the effect of cardiac activity on conflict processing under stress

Under stress, people often react instinctively and without thinking twice – actions are almost automatic. Researchers at the Leibniz Research Centre for Working Environment and Human Factors in Dortmund (IfADo) want to study in more detail what influence heart …


SARS-CoV-2 infection shortly after BioNTech vaccination leads to high antibody levels

The Leibniz Research Centre for Working Environment and Human Factors in Dortmund (IfADo) studied residents and staff of a nursing home where a COVID-19 outbreak occurred shortly after the first BNT162b2 vaccination (BioNTech). The data show that people …


New research project studies toluene-induced damage to the human nervous system

Toluene is one of the most common organic solvents used in paints, thinners, adhesives and as an additive in cosmetics. However, knowledge about the mechanisms of toluene’s effects on brain function in humans is still limited.


New study shows relation between spinal cord injury and bladder cancer

Studies suggest that urinary bladder cancer is more likely to have a more unfavourable course in spinal cord injury patients than in non-paraplegic patients. However, many questions remain unanswered, such as the causes. A national research team with the …


Fatty liver disease promotes the formation of kidney stones

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common liver disease in western countries, with an increasing incidence worldwide. Consequences of NAFLD can also include kidney disease and kidney stones, although the mechanisms for the development of …