Dr. rer. nat. Erich Lederer

Profession: Medical journalist

Jemand, der beide Seiten der medizinischen Forschung kennt. Rund 15 Jahre in internationalen Forschungseinrichtungen in London, Stockholm und zuletzt am Klinikum Innenstadt München. Daher einigermassen fit in den Bereichen "Immunsystem", Krebsentstehung, und HIV.
Jetzt einigermassen fit im Bereich "Vermittlung von medizinischem Wissen", dank einer intensiven  Journalismus-Lehre, unter anderem im auflagenstärksten deutschen Apothekenmagazin, dem größten medizinischen Online-Auftritt für Laien in Deutschland oder den Lesernoten bei DocCheck.
Besondere Vorlieben (zur Zeit :-) Ethische Fragen in der Medizin und Neurobiologie.


My articles:

Autoimmunity: Pressing The Reset Button

An "immune reset" represents the last hope for some patients with an autoimmune disease. Ablative chemotherapy is followed by autologous transplantation of haematopoietic stem cells. The road is hard, but healing is possible. more...


Organoids: Mini-Intestine And Mini-Brain

They won't replace animal experiments and clinical trials, but organoids derived from stem cells already offer many advantages. Zika virus could be studied in a mini-brain. The bacterium Helicobacter pylori is best able to be studied in a mini-gastric system as well. more...


Induced Stem Cells: Between Hope And Hype

Its inventor was awarded the Nobel Prize. Entire clinics wish by using this technology to rejuvenate humans and make a lot of money. Nevertheless the cultivation of any body tissue from standard natural tissue stem cells does not always seem to function as it should. more...


Osteocalcin: The New Rejuvenator

Whoever thinks of bone only in terms of it as the supporting skeleton for the body is being misguided. Using an injection of the hormone osteocalcin derived from skeletal tissue, researchers succeeded "rejuvenating" mice. Another study showed that osteocalcin ensures more...


Tumour Therapy: Better Off Not Labelling Off-Label

Treatments using off-label medications are controversial – in tumour medicine as well. A new study aims to prove that when it comes to medication it makes sense to pay less attention to tumour type but more to the metabolism of malignant cells. more...


Stuttering: The Right Lobe Raps Along

Every twentieth child stutters sometime during the course of his or her development. For four out of five children these speaking problems resolve by themselves. With more knowledge about switching disorders in the brain, one could also better help the remaining fifth. more...


Probiotics: Flora Et Labora

For years marketing experts from the food industry have been promising intestinal health by way of probiotic yoghurt cultures. A new generation of probiotics seems to be capable of doing much more: They displace pathogenic antibiotic-resistant bacteria from the more...


Resilience: Seeking Out Rambo-DNA

What makes up a person who doesn't succumb to a stress load despite it being constant? Resilience is considered a character trait that over the course of life can change again and again. Stress researchers have helped make an ever clearer picture emerge of what happens more...


Anti-Ageing: One Serve of Forever Young To Go, Please!

In animal studies its been quite the trick: extending life by diet or in feed additive form. Why this is so, however, is far less clear. The relationship between cellular energy supply and ageing processes seems to include a few crucial interconnection points. more...


Cancer Risk: Really Not A Roulette Wheel?

A year ago, oncologists asserted, that getting the diagnosis "cancer" is mostly just a matter of bad luck. Many disagreed, yet it was recently that a study was able to deliver an argument for the opposite opposition. The question remains unanswered: How many strikes in more...


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