Barbara Schmidt
University of Regensburg
PsychologyVirusLungMedicineSocial psychology
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Publications 47
#1Anna Maria Eis-Hübinger (University of Bonn)H-Index: 31
#2Mario Hönemann (Leipzig University)H-Index: 2
Last. Sandra Ciesek (Goethe University Frankfurt)H-Index: 22
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Abstract Background A novel coronavirus, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), emerged in China in late 2019 and subsequently caused a pandemic. Surveillance is important to better appreciate this evolving pandemic and to longitudinally monitor the effectiveness of public health measures. Objectives We aimed to provide a rapid, easy to establish and costeffective laboratory-based surveillance tool for SARS-CoV-2. Study design: We used minipools of RNA prepared from nuclei...
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#1Barbara SchmidtH-Index: 13
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#1Michael Kabesch (University of Regensburg)H-Index: 1
#2Samra Roth (University of Regensburg)H-Index: 1
Last. Bernd Salzberger (University of Regensburg)H-Index: 24
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With increasing numbers of SARS-CoV-2 infections and COVID-19 patients to be taken care of by the health system, more and more health workers become affected by the disease. It has been reported that right from the beginning of the outbreak in Lombardy up to 20 % of the doctors and nurses became infected. Under these circumstances, the regular operation of health institutions already suffering from a shortage of staff becomes difficult. This has led to complete or partial shutdowns of hospitals,...
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#1Hans Helmut Niller (University of Regensburg)H-Index: 20
#2Klemens Angstwurm (University of Regensburg)H-Index: 9
Last. Barbara Schmidt (University of Regensburg)H-Index: 13
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Summary Background In 2018–19, Borna disease virus 1 (BoDV-1), the causative agent of Borna disease in horses, sheep, and other domestic mammals, was reported in five human patients with severe to fatal encephalitis in Germany. However, information on case frequencies, clinical courses, and detailed epidemiological analyses are still lacking. We report the occurrence of BoDV-1-associated encephalitis in cases submitted to the Institute of Clinical Microbiology and Hygiene, Regensburg University ...
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#1Anna Maria Eis-Huebinger (University of Bonn)H-Index: 2
#2Mario Hoenemann (Leipzig University)H-Index: 1
Last. Sandra Ciesek (Goethe University Frankfurt)H-Index: 22
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We report a laboratory-based surveillance for SARS-CoV-2 using minipools of respiratory samples submitted for routine diagnostics. We tested a total of 70 minipools resembling 700 samples shortly before the upsurge of cases in Germany. We identified one SARS-CoV-2 positive patient. Our approach proved its concept, is easily adaptable and resource-saving.
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#1Barbara Schmidt (FSU: University of Jena)H-Index: 13
#2Luisa Kessler (FSU: University of Jena)H-Index: 1
Last. Wolfgang H. R. Miltner (FSU: University of Jena)H-Index: 40
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: A recent study claims that participants wearing a bike helmet behave riskier in a computer-based risk task compared to control participants without a bike helmet. We hypothesized that wearing a bike helmet reduces cognitive control over risky behavior. To test our hypothesis, we recorded participants' EEG brain responses while they played a risk game developed in our laboratory. Previously, we found that, in this risk game, anxious participants showed greater levels of cognitive control as rev...
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#1Friederike Liesche (TUM: Technische Universität München)H-Index: 3
#2Viktoria C. RufH-Index: 5
Last. Jürgen Schlegel (TUM: Technische Universität München)H-Index: 29
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After many years of controversy, there is now recent and solid evidence that classical Borna disease virus 1 (BoDV-1) can infect humans. On the basis of six brain autopsies, we provide the first systematic overview on BoDV-1 tissue distribution and the lesion pattern in fatal BoDV-1-induced encephalitis. All brains revealed a non-purulent, lymphocytic sclerosing panencephalomyelitis with detection of BoDV-1-typical eosinophilic, spherical intranuclear Joest–Degen inclusion bodies. While the comp...
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#1Philipp SchusterH-Index: 9
#2Georg LindnerH-Index: 1
Last. Barbara SchmidtH-Index: 43
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The major type I interferon-producing plasmacytoid dendritic cells (pDC) surround and infiltrate certain tumors like malignant melanoma, head and neck cancer, and ovarian and breast cancer. The presence of pDC in these tumors is associated with an unfavorable prognosis for the patients as long as these cells are unstimulated. Upon activation by synthetic Toll-like receptor agonists or viruses, however, pDC develop cytotoxic activities. Viruses have the additional advantage to augment cytotoxic a...
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#2Ernst HollerH-Index: 61
Last. Annelie Plentz (University of Regensburg)H-Index: 16
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