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During the summer and winter term, a lecture series (Immunological Colloquium) is held every Tuesday at 5:15 pm. Invitations are extended to scientists with immunological research topics from Germany and abroad. Suggestions for guest speaker invitations are made by our members.

Makrophagen bilden Barrieren in Gelenken Ein Forschungsteam der Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) hat entdeckt, dass Fresszellen des Immunsystems, sogenannte Makrophagen, geschlossene Barrieren bilden können und Gelenke so vor Entzündungen schützen. Bislang standen Makrophagen...

Discovery of mechanism that enables herpes viruses to access cellular building blocks Around 60 to 90 percent of all adults carry the human cytomegalovirus, or human betaherpesvirus 5. In healthy people, an infection with the virus usually has very few or no symptoms. However, the virus can have se...

FAU scientists researching the ejection of antigens from cancer cells The ejection of antigens from cancer cells is strictly regulated. This has now been proven by scientists at Universitätsklinikum Erlangen, FAU. A better understanding of this mechanism could help in the development of new strateg...

‘Traffic jams’ can also occur in the brain and they can be damaging. Researchers at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg(FAU) have been able to confirm that this is the case. They have been able to prove that disrupted transportation routes in nerve cells are a significant cause of Park...

Häufig ist eine Knochenmarktransplantation für Patienten mit Leukämie die rettende Therapie, doch das Risiko von Komplikationen ist groß. Trotz der aufwendigen und häufig langen Suche nach einem geeigneten Spender, kommt es bei fast der Hälfte der Patienten zu einer unerwünschten Reaktion des Immuns...