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 . 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
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?
“If a picture is worth a thousand words, one video recorded from a living brain is priceless.” Learn how 2P microscopy advanced the neuroscience field.
3D culture and organoids are becoming more prevalent in research. Here, the most important aspects of human brain organoids are explained.
Orson Welles, the greatest film personality of all time said, ‘We’re born alone, we live alone, we die alone’. However, the talented and award winning British science writer Ed Yong does not seem to agree with Welles. He claims in his book ‘I contain multitudes: The Microbes within us and a grander view of life’, that Welles was mistaken. He says ‘Even when we are … Continue reading Microbes to erase bad memories??
Our immune system is working in fascinating ways. One could say in almost biblical dimensions. Learn how eosinophils protect our body in a David-and-Goliath story.
Fabian Gondorf from the LIMES group “Immunology and Environment” on the complex interplay of diet, microbiome, immune cells and organ health.
The author, Theodore Kapellos, is a postdoctoral researcher at the LIMES Institute of the University of Bonn. In this blog article, he shares his expertise on an interesting human physiological endogenous system that he studied during his PhD studies in the United Kingdom (https://www.path.ox.ac.uk/content/david-greaves). In contrast to its most popular recreational use, cannabis consumption may have significant medicinal implications in the fight against major chronic … Continue reading Cannabis medicinal research: Smoking our way to health?
Lucas Secchim Ribeiro, a post-doctoral researcher in the AG Franklin, explains the potential of platelets beyond hemostasis, introducing their skills as part of our immune system, in health and disease.
Summer School in Sardinia: sounds like “holidays” but it tourned out to be an intense week. I wondered: what did the summer school do to my immune system?