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The fascinating world of inflammation research

The endogenous defense is a fascinating system which protects the integrity of human body. However, this defensive reaction in form of an inflammation can switch into a fatal disease. Whereby the causes are largely unknown by now. The immune system will be chronic activated and the inflammatory response cannot be stopped.

Round about 45 Million humans suffer from chronic inflammatory diseases in Europe. It is important to diagnose and treat chronic inflammatory diseases in early stage, to help these patients. To achieve this aim, we initiate an interdisciplinary inflammation research within the framework of CRC1181 to discover new fundamental mechanisms of inflammation in joints, gut and lung. Thereby it concerns to forge and to understand new paths: why natural resolution process of inflammation does not work or at least bypassed. Further it is our effort that basic research results enter quickly into clinical practice to develop new and improved diagnosis and treatment methods for affected persons.