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Interrogating disease progression and cell processes with TIGER: in vivo and non-invasively

Peering into the cellular past: Technology records ribonucleic acids in individual living cells.


Do we simply ingest a diagnostic probiotic based on programmed ribonucleic acids to analyze the intestinal health from individual cells in the future? Researchers at the Helmholtz Institute for RNA-based Infection Research (HIRI) and the Julius-Maximilians-Universität (JMU) in Würzburg have ...


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Exercise Curbs Insulin Production

"One exciting point is that reduced insulin activity contributes to healthy ageing and longevity"


When a fruit fly starts walking or flying, its insulin-producing cells are immediately inhibited. This could be one explanation for why exercise promotes health. Insulin is an essential hormone for humans and many other living creatures. Its best-known task is to regulate sugar metabolism. How it ...


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New rapid test: Only a few seconds to the result

"The new measurement method opens up many possible applications where speed and reliability are required"


A newly developed rapid test needs only a few seconds to reliably detect pathogens such as SARS-CoV-2. It is based on specially designed magnetic nanoparticles. The current rapid tests for diagnosing infectious diseases are speedy, but not really fast. For example, antigen self-tests, PCR tests ...


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Protein Spheres Protect the Genome of Cancer Cells

Hollow spheres made of MYC proteins open new doors in cancer research: Researchers start a company


MYC genes and their proteins play a central role in the emergence and development of almost all cancers. They drive the uncontrolled growth and altered metabolism of tumour cells. And they help tumours hide from the immune system. MYC proteins also show an activity that was previously unknown – ...


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Attack via byways

New perspectives for the treatment of tumors, autoimmune diseases or chronic inflammatory conditions


Increased cell proliferation is a key feature of diseases such as cancer. A research team from the University of Würzburg and two Leibniz Institutes has now succeeded in indirectly influencing this process. As differently as cancers or autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid ...


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Gene activity in a test tube

An accurate picture of gene activity can provide the key to the development of new, targeted therapies


When searching for the causes of illnesses and developing new treatments, it is absolutely vital to have a precise understanding of the genetic fundamentals. Würzburg researchers have devised a new technique for this purpose. Pathological processes are usually characterised by altered gene ...


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New Players in the Immune Response

This discovery has consequences – for vaccination strategies as well as for immunotherapies against cancer


Lymph nodes trigger very different immune responses – depending on which body tissue they are connected to. Special T cells are responsible for this newly discovered relation. The human body contains 600 to 800 lymph nodes, which are specialised organs that trigger immune responses. To be ...


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New Target Structure Against Corona

Completely unexpectedly, the enzyme ceramidase emerges as a new target structure for the therapy of SARS-CoV-2 infections


Fluoxetine, a common antidepressant, inhibits the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in cell cultures and in preparations from human lung tissue. This was demonstrated by researchers at Julius-Maximilians-Universität (JMU) Würzburg in the summer of 2020. However, the mechanism of this inhibition was utterly ...


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Monkeypox: New agents to combat a dangerous pathogen

Poxviruses pose a threat to humanity that should be taken seriously, as the current outbreak of monkeypox shows


The coronavirus pandemic is far from over, and already another virus is causing a stir: “International outbreak of monkeypox” was the cry in the media a few weeks ago, followed by daily headlines along the lines of “first case of monkeypox in Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, Berlin and so on”. ...


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Shaping up the Genome for Cell Division

Researchers have uncovered the inner workings of the molecular machinery that shapes chromosomes during cell division


Our cells perform a marvel of engineering when it comes to packing information into small spaces. Every time a cell divides, it bundles up an amazing 4 metres of DNA into 46 tiny packages, each of which is only several millionths of a metre in length. Researchers from EMBL Heidelberg and ...


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