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New Players in the Immune Response 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.....Learn more

A potential fountain of youth for the immune system In old age, the performance of the immune system decreases, and older people are more susceptible to infections. Research teams from Würzburg and Freiburg have now discovered an approach that could be used to slow down this process....Learn more

Why Sentinel Cells are so Important The presence of sentinel immune cells is vital to maintain and regulate the balance of the body’s immune response. Researchers have discovered an essential role of these cells in the treatment of cancer and severe viral infections......Learn more

How sugar promotes inflammation Excessive sugar consumption can promote inflammatory processes in the body and facilitate the development of autoimmune diseases. A research team at the University of Würzburg has now deciphered new details of these processes. …Learn more

Hobit Turns Immune Cells Into Killers ILCs are rapid reaction forces that reside in tissues to combat infections and tumors. WüSI scientist now show how these cells turn into effector cells…Learn more

Start-stop System of Hunting Immune Cells How immune cells coordinate their swarming behaviour to effectively eliminate pathogens: A publication in "Science" presents new findings...Learn more

New therapeutic approach against COVID-19 In January 2021, a supraregional research project will start that aims to develop a targeted therapy against SARS-CoV-2. Scientists from the University of Würzburg are involved....Learn more (german)

Immune cells as guests in the tissue  Specialized immune cells settle permanently in tissues of the body and build “local task forces”. Wuerzburger scientists... Learn more

Memory training for the immune system The immune system will memorize the pathogen after an infection and can therefore react promptly after reinfection with the same pathogen. Now, scientists at the University of Würzburg...Learn more