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Research

Be prepared: Leibniz Lab to fight pandemics

The new Leibniz Lab "Pandemic Preparedness: One Health, One Future" combines excellent interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research from 41 Leibniz Institutes. For the first time in Germany, pathogen-oriented sciences (virology, bacteriology, mycology and …

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. …

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

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 …

Immunology

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 …
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Research

Project start: IfADo, ISAS and UKE research new corona testing and immunity determinations

The Leibniz Research Centre for Working Environment and Human Factors (IfADo), Leibniz-Institut für Analytische Wissenschaften – ISAS – e.V. and the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE) are working together on novel testing strategies for …
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Immunology

How psychological stress affects the immune system

Stress at work or at home can make us more susceptible to infections or cancer. Immunologists at the Leibniz Research Centre for Working Environment and Human Factors (IfADo) are investigating how stress affects the immune system in detail. In a new research …

Immunology

Immune response against corona infection

Immunologists at the Leibniz Research Centre for Working Environment and Human Factors (IfADo), in collaboration with local partners, are currently developing methods to detect antibodies against the novel coronavirus. Their aim is not only to determine …