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  Western diet induces inflammation and trained immunity

The latest research by Dr. Anette Christ and Prof. Eicke Latz has shown that a ‘Western Diet’, rich in refined sugars, salt and saturated fat, activates the immune system similarly than a pathogenic infection. Experiments have been mainly performed in a genetically modified mouse model for atherosclerosis – the LDLR-/- mouse.  Even long-term after replacing Western Diet by a healthy diet, cells of the innate immune system showed hyper-responsiveness towards certain stimuli. This...[more]


  Prof. Eicke Latz wins Leibniz prize

Prof. Eicke Latz from the Institute of Innate Immunity and Prof. Veit Hornung from the LMU in Munich received the prestigious german research 'Leibniz-Preis'. The two scientists share the prize worth €2.5 million.See Links below for more informations.University of Bonn:[more]


  CRC/Transregio 83 – DFG grants a third funding period

The Collaborative Research Centre/Transregio 83 “Molecular Architecture and Cellular Functions of Lipid/Protein Assemblies”, a joint network in lipid research of the universities of Heidelberg, Dresden, and Bonn, will continue its work in a third funding period. Eicke Latz and Dagmar Wachten from the Institute of Innate Immunity together with Thorsten Lang from the Life & Medical Sciences Institute (LIMES) of the University of Bonn collaborate with partners from Heidelberg and...[more]