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HyTest Ltd., Finland

HyTest offers solutions for assay development and research applications by providing high quality immunological reagents. Areas of specialty include: cardiac markers, infectious diseases, metabolic syndrome and inflammation markers. more

Atriva Therapeutics GmbH, Germany

ATRIVA aims to develop new antiviral therapies against different respiratory viral infections. Founded in 2015, ATRIVA attracted seasoned experts in virology and drug development to form a unique venture targeting the fast and successful validation of a novel approach to fight infectious diseases In more

News Infectious Diseases

  • Severe flu risk as immune cells swap with age

    ETH researchers found that in mice, long-​lived embryonic macrophages in the lungs die upon aging and during infection and are replaced by inflammatory bone marrow-​derived macrophages. This causes severe disease progression when infected with viral flu. Lung infections with the influenza virus or a more

  • How bacteria adhere to cells: Basis for the development of a new class of antibiotics

    The adhesion of bacteria to host cells is always the first and one of the decisivesteps in the development of infectious diseases. The purpose of this adhesion by infectious pathogens is first to colonize the host organism (i.e., the human body), and then to trigger an infection, which in the worst more

  • Two bugs with one stone

    The development of new active substances against pathogenic bacteria, parasites, fungi and viruses is gaining importance, as established antiinfectives are becoming increasingly ineffective due to the development of resistance. At the Helmholtz Institute for Pharmaceutical Research Saarland (HIPS), more

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Videos Infectious Diseases

How can structural biology help to fight flu?

This short video explains how structural biology can be used to help fight influenza. The clip, which was developed by ELLS in collaboration with EMBL Grenoble scientists working on the EU-funded Flupharm project, is a great tool to introduce students to the topics of influenza, infectious disea ... more

‘Bad Guy’ Cells Unexpectedly Prove Vital for Stopping Deadly C. Difficile

They Cause Allergies and Asthma, But They Also May Save Your LifeResearchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have identified immune cells vital for protecting us from potentially fatal C. difficile infection. Surprisingly, those cells are often vilified for their role in causing ... more

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Infographics Infectious Diseases

Developing Cheaper Lab-on-a-chip Devices with 3D Printing

Today’s graphic takes a look at the research of Sarah Hampson, a PhD student from Loughborough University who’s currently investigating 3D printed lab-on-a-chip devices and their potential to be used for disease diagnosis or particle analyser chips. more

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Eradication of infectious diseases

Eradication of infectious diseases Eradication is the reduction of an infectious disease's prevalence in the a human population to zero. A number of world organizations together with local governments are working to fully eradicate various disea ... more

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