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  • Press release Corona

    Why some people suffer more from COVID-19 than others

    A large number of people are currently contracting COVID-19. Fortunately, most of them are experiencing only mild symptoms, largely thanks to the high vaccination rate. However, in some individuals the disease takes a much more severe cause and our understanding about the underlying reasons is still insufficient. The human genome may hold a key to…

  • Press release Corona

    What happens in the lungs during SARS-CoV-2 infection

    A Berlin-based research group led by Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin has succeeded in simulating SARS-CoV-2 infection in human lungs and has gained important insights into the mechanism of infection. Using living lung samples, they were able to show that the virus is capable of directly infecting the cells of the human alveoli to only a very…

  • News Corona

    Why infection with the Omicron variant may cause less severe COVID-19 disease progression

    Observations from around the globe suggest that the Omicron variant of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus is much more infectious than its predecessor, Delta. But on the other hand, Omicron infections seem to cause milder disease: Hospital admissions and the number of deaths have increased only moderately compared to the huge rise in the number of cases.

  • Press release Corona

    The fatal role of T cells in COVID-19

    Scientists from the Berlin Institute of Health at Charité (BIH), together with colleagues from Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin and the university hospitals in Bonn and Aachen, have found a type of immune cells that is particularly active in severely ill COVID-19 patients. The CD16 positive T cells have an increased cytotoxic effect, especially…

  • Press release Corona

    Multicenter CATCOVID trial for treating severe COVID-19 progression enrolls first patient

    The clinical phase II trial CATCOVID initiated by the Berlin Institute of Health at Charité (BIH) has cleared the final regulatory hurdles with the receipt of a positive ethics committee vote and with approval from the Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM), enrolling its first patient this week at University of Leipzig Medical…

  • Press release Digital Labs

    One million euros for histology in 3D

    Scientists at the Berlin Institute of Health at Charité (BIH) and Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin have developed an automatable method for the histological examination of three-dimensional tissue preparations. Their idea could revolutionize microscopic tissue examinations and ease the burden on pathologists. The three founders of the project…

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