Life Sciences and Chemistry

Articles and reports from the Life Sciences and chemistry area deal with applied and basic research into modern biology, chemistry and human medicine.

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Developing novel strategies against tuberculosis and malaria

Saarbrücken-based research project on new drugs against infectious diseases receives support from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Tuberculosis and malaria are among the deadliest infectious diseases worldwide and are increasingly…

TB vaccine shrinks liver cancer tumors in mice

Century-old tuberculosis vaccine extends survival of mice with hard-to-treat liver cancer. A UC Davis Health study found that a single dose of Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG), the vaccine for tuberculosis (TB),…

Small ribonucleic acid with a big impact

Researchers from Jena uncover new mechanism for regulating cell division in the bacterial pathogen Klebsiella. Klebsiella pneumoniae is one of the most common and most dangerous bacterial pathogens impacting humans,…

Turning One into Eight

To synthesize potential drugs or natural products, you need natural substances in specific mirror-image variants and with a high degree of purity. For the first time, chemists at the University…

Growing human tissue models for preclinical tests

Project leader Dr.-Ing. Abdolrahman Omidinia Anarkoli and working group leader Prof. Dr. Ing. Laura De Laporte at the DWI – Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials, have been awarded a Proof…

Researchers optimize genetic tests

… for diverse populations to tackle health disparities. Improved genetic tests more accurately assess disease risk regardless of genetic ancestry. To prevent an emerging genomic technology from contributing to health…

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