Living with HIV – Undetectable = Untransmittable

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While in the 80’s and early 90’s, an HIV infection meant a death sentence for many infected people, today HIV-infected individuals can live a normal life thanks to antiretroviral therapy [1]. The combination of three different drugs (which might be all in one pill) blocks the replication of the virus to such a low level, that it becomes undetectable in the blood. The easiest explanation … Continue reading Living with HIV – Undetectable = Untransmittable »

How might the next election change science? – An overview of the ideas for scientific research that German political parties aim at

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The next federal election in Germany takes place on the 26th of September. While the public discussion is mainly dealing with the political parties’ opinions on the climate crisis, economy, and national safety, I think that their stand on scientific research is missing. It is clear that all political parties want to encourage scientific research on topics like energy production, agriculture, mobility and AI, but … Continue reading How might the next election change science? – An overview of the ideas for scientific research that German political parties aim at »

How did COVID-19 pandemic change our life?

The year 2020 was mainly marked by one event – the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19 became one of the most important words in our everyday language and somehow it affected all of us. At the beginning of the pandemic, many people were not aware of how much their life will change due to COVID-19 pandemic. In this little series, we asked six different people about their … Continue reading How did COVID-19 pandemic change our life? »

A virus, an Evil killer or a Hidden Gem?

What do you think about a virus……..? If I were to ask random people in the city what they think about a virus, I believe most people would have a negative perception about it, some would just accept viruses as being part of nature and probably no one would have anything positive to say about a virus unless he/she is a virologist! In the current … Continue reading A virus, an Evil killer or a Hidden Gem? »