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:

Depression: Help From The Off

Around one in ten GP patients show signs of depression. Only the most minor percentage of them undertake initial therapy. A new treatment procedure has online support as its focus, which provides help before a severe depression develops. more...


The Surgical Executioner: Transplantation Of The Head

A neurosurgeon will be performing a head transplant at the end of the year. The head of a paralysed patient is supposed to be matched to a new body. "Is this still medical treatment?" is the question being asked not only by people, but now also by highly respected more...


Nociception: More Pain No Gain For Women?

When women and men feel pain, their respective signalling and threshold levels often differ greatly. It is therefore all the more important to take both genders into account in research, both in studies of humans and in those conducted on laboratory animals. more...


Autoimmune Diseases: Women’s Business

The immune systems of women and men are very different. Women have a better chance of surviving severe infections. With regard to autoimmune diseases, however, women are rather more often affected: around 80 percent of such patients are female. more...


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...


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