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 project, they are focusing the basics of how a group of neurotransmitters involved in stress reactions influences the function of certain immune cells. The project is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) for the next three years.

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New Publication about „Using micro-designed surfaces to stimulate NK cells“

In cooperation with the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, the Department of Immunology has published an article about the topic „Using micro-designed surfaces to stimulate NK cells“

Garrecht, R., Meyer, R., Duppach, J., Reipschläger, S., Watzl, C. and Niemeyer, C. M. (2016), Designed DNA Surfaces for in Vitro Modulation of Natural Killer Cells. ChemBioChem. doi: 10.1002/cbic.201500629
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/cbic.201500629/abstract