New insights into pruning

© S. Herzmann et al./Development

When an organism develops, non-specific connections between nerve cells degenerate. Researchers at the Cells-in-Motion Cluster of Excellence have now discovered that the spatial organization of a nerve cell influences the degeneration of its cell processes. The study has been published in “Development”.


Restricting overwhelming immune reactions

© T. Vogl et al./ J Clin Invest

Researchers at the Cells-in-Motion Cluster of Excellence have decoded a mechanism found at the beginning of almost every inflammatory response. Their study provides a new approach to develop novel treatment options for many inflammatory disorders with many fewer side effects compared to current drugs.


“Research is not an end in itself”

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Prof. Stephan Ludwig investigates at the Cells-in-Motion Cluster of Excellence, looking at how viruses get into a cell, multiply and, as a result, make entire organisms ill. His greatest wish is that one day new treatments to tackle viral diseases will be developed on the basis of his research.

Cells-in-Motion Cluster of Excellence (CiM)

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