From a raw oak stem to an aesthetic piece of art

This year, an international sculpting symposium is taking place for the first time on the EUROIMMUN premises in Lübeck. Seven sculptors from different countries have been working since the 31st May to create a piece of art titled “Beauty” from a stem of oak. They have time until 10th June to finish their works. The


Autoimmunity in rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease characterised by chronic inflammation of the joints. Its development is stimulated by genetic and environmental risk factors. It is not very long ago that the relevant autoantigens in RA were identified. So-called citrullinated proteins (they contain the amino acid citrulline) are one of possibly several target antigens of


Rheumatoid arthritis – a permanent inflammation of the joints

“Rheumatism” is the term commonly used for the violent and dragging pains in joints, muscles and bones which can make everyday life a misery. Actually, this term describes a large number of individual diseases which are referred to by medical experts as “diseases of the rheumatic form”. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is one of the most


The EUROPattern technology for computer-aided immunofluorescence microscopy

The technological progress constantly pushes the development of intelligent innovations in the field of modern laboratory diagnostics. Today, neither ELISA nor immunoblots or immunofluorescence assays (IFA) need to be incubated manually. Automatic devices take over these tasks in laboratories throughout the world, significantly increasing the processing efficiency. The EUROPattern system, which includes a microscope and

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