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15.01.2018

  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]


14.12.2017

  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:https://www.uni-bonn.de/neues/307-2017Immunosensation...[more]


28.11.2017

  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]


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