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Markgraf vor dem Schloss (Bild: FAU/Georg Pöhlein)
Prof. Dr. Dirk Holtbrügge, Prof. Dr. Maria Rentetzi, Prof. Dr. Joachim Hornegger, Prof. Dr. Volodymyr Bugrov, Prof. Dr. Kseniia Smyrnova, Prof. Dr. Kathrin Möslein


At FAU, patients with severe forms of autoimmune diseases are being treated with cells from the body that have been genetically modified, which are known as CAR T cells. This study is the first of its kind in the world. Physicians were astounded to find that the therapy is like a reset button: immediately after receiving treatment the autoimmune disease was resolved completely and did not return.

A research team from FAU has investigated whether artificial intelligence can recognize based on MRI images of hands whether patients are suffering from rheumatoid arthritis (RA) or psoriatic arthritis (PsA). The outcome: AI was able to differentiate between the two types in 75 percent of cases.

Researchers from all disciplines rely on their work being evaluated fairly and correctly, as this determines not only their reputation in research but also significant amounts of their funding. The German Research Foundation (DFG) has published a package of measures to assess research more fairly. But will this really lead to change? We asked researchers at FAU what they think.