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Gene therapy: Development of new DNA transporters

19-Nov-2019

Scientists at the Institute of Pharmacy at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) have developed new delivery vehicles for future gene therapies. A team of researchers led by Dr Christian Wölk are using artificial fats to transport DNA into cells. The scientists demonstrate how well this ...

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Antibiotics: New substances break bacterial resistance

13-Nov-2019

Researchers at the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) have developed a new, promising class of active ingredients against resistant bacteria. In initial tests in cell cultures and insects, the substances were at least as effective as common antibiotics. The new compounds target a ...

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Plant protection: Researchers develop new modular vaccination kit

23-Aug-2019

Simple, fast and flexible: It could become significantly easier to vaccinate plants against viruses in future. Scientists at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU), the Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry (IPB) and the National Research Council in Italy (CNR) have developed a new ...

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Immune system of plants: It works differently than expected

18-Jul-2019

What happens at the molecular level when plants defend against invading pathogens? Previously it was assumed that the processes were roughly the same in all plants. However, this is not true, as a team of biologists from Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) has demonstrated in a new ...

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Producing handy gels from a protein found in human blood

07-Mar-2018

From blood to the lab: the protein albumin is responsible for many vital processes in the human body. In nature it only appears as a solution when dissolved in water. Chemists at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) have developed a method of producing various albumin-based gels. Their ...

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Bacteria produce gold by digesting toxic metals

01-Feb-2018

High concentrations of heavy metals, like copper and gold, are toxic for most living creatures. This is not the case for the bacterium C. metallidurans, which has found a way to extract valuable trace elements from a compound of heavy metals without poisoning itself. One interesting side-effect: ...

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Scil Proteins Signs Research Collaboration with the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg for Gastrointestinal Tumors

17-Aug-2011

Scil Proteins announced that it has signed a collaboration agreement with the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg to research innovative therapies for gastrointestinal tumors. The project will be run by Professor Dr. Thomas Seufferlein, head of the University Hospital’s gastroenterology ...

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Copper Eliminates Resistant Hospital Germs in a Worldwide Field Test

Dangerous Bacteria Infect Three Million People in Europe Every Year

26-Aug-2008

Sometimes something well-tried can also be innovative: already in Ancient Greece, copper was considered to be very antimicrobial. This ability is now playing an important role in the struggle against dangerous hospital germs. In a worldwide noted field test, a whole hospital ward at the Asklepios ...

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