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HANNOVER MESSE 2018, 23 - 27 April
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tech transfer Forum

How the taste of our immune system influences our life

Location & Language

Hall 2, Stand C02

Language

German

Event Details

Type of event

Lecture

Topic

Research & Technology

Event series

tech transfer Forum

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Description

Many people suffer from a chronic inflammation. Approximately 200 out of 100,000 people in the western world suffer from chronic inflammatory bowel diseases alone. What triggers this inflammation? Does the immune system of the affected people just not "like" something commonplace, or perhaps like it too much? In this presentation I would like to share with the audience how different the "tastes" of the immune system can be. Although this variation has added evolutionary benefits, in individuals it can give rise to a chronic inflammation. Which specific substance triggers chronic inflammation in individuals is still unclear in most cases. Hopefully, through persistent research, this will soon change for more and more diseases, so that the affected patients can look forward to a specific treatment.

Speaker

  Mareike Wendorff

Mareike Wendorff

Doctoral student, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel

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