First and senior authors of the publication (from left): Dr. Stefan Nessler (Insitute of Neuropathology), Prof. Dr. Jutta Gärtner, Dr. Matthias Kettwig and Dr. Katharina Ternka (all from the Dep. of Paediatrics and Youth Medicine), University Medical Center Göttingen. Photo: umg.

How does too much interferon damage the brain of unborn children?

Researchers at the University Medical Center Göttingen (UMG), including MBExC members André Fischer, Jutta Gärtner, Peter Rehling and Christine Stadelmann-Nessler, have created the first animal model that can be used to study the damaging mechanisms of excessive interferon release on the brain. The results were published in the scientific open-access journal Nature Communications.

Link to the press release of the UMG (in German)