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Chemistry - Physics - 28.06.2023
Chemists develop new method for water splitting
Chemists develop new method for water splitting
Photocatalytic process enables water to be activated Hydrogen is seen as an energy source of the future - at least, when it is produced in a climate-friendly way. Hydrogen can also be important for the production of active ingredients and other important substances. To produce hydrogen, water (H2O) can be converted into hydrogen gas (H2) by means of a series of chemical processes.

Life Sciences - Health - 28.06.2023
New international project on stroke research
New international project on stroke research
Team of researchers to investigate functions of blood-brain barriers According to the Robert Koch Institute, strokes are among the most frequent causes of death in Germany, along with heart diseases and cancer, and they are the most frequent cause of permanent disability in adults. Every year in Germany, around 200,000 people suffer a stroke.

Physics - Chemistry - 27.06.2023
Cell's form can be reversed
Cell’s form can be reversed
Light-switchable molecules in membranes enable different forms of living cells to be studied Membranes fulfil a variety of tasks in living cells: for example, they separate the cells from their surroundings and thus protect them. Also, by means of transport proteins they convey the necessary nutrients to the interior.

Life Sciences - Physics - 21.06.2023
Demonstrating the significance of individual molecules during mechanical stress in cells
Demonstrating the significance of individual molecules during mechanical stress in cells
Team led by biologist Carsten Grashoff from the University of Münster has developed a new method for examining mechanical processes in cells / Study published in Science Advances The cells in our body are continuously exposed to mechanical forces that are either externally applied or generated by the cells themselves.

Paleontology - 16.06.2023
Fossil study sheds light on famous spirals found in nature
Fossil study sheds light on famous spirals found in nature
A 3D model of a 407-million-year-old plant fossil has overturned thinking on the evolution of leaves / "Science" publication A 3D model of a 407-million-year-old plant fossil has overturned thinking on the evolution of leaves. The research has also led to fresh insights about spectacular patterns found in plants.

Psychology - 14.06.2023
Men and young adults are more narcissistic than women and older people
Men and young adults are more narcissistic than women and older people
Current psychological study on gender and age differences Psychologists at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität (WWU) in Münster, Germany, have joined forces with an international consortium to conduct the most comprehensive study to date on gender and age differences on the topic of narcissism. The scientists surveyed around 270,000 people for their study.

Life Sciences - Physics - 07.06.2023
Structures enabling a rapid transmission of nerve impulses in insects
Structures enabling a rapid transmission of nerve impulses in insects
Team of neurobiologists from Münster University publish their findings on the evolution of the glial sheath and rapid transmission of signals in neurons An animal's brain consists of two different types of cell: neurons, which process and transmit information, and glial cells, which support the neurons in a variety of ways.

Health - Life Sciences - 24.05.2023
Chemists develop new approach in cancer research
Chemists develop new approach in cancer research
Intervention in RNA switches off "cancer genes" / American-German team publishes study in "Nature" If the regulation of cell growth and division gets out of control, cancer is a possible consequence. The gene "MYC", for example, plays an important role in controlling cell growth in humans. If it no longer functions properly, cells grow uncontrollably.

Astronomy / Space - 24.05.2023
Experts confirm meteorite find in Elmshorn
Experts confirm meteorite find in Elmshorn
Sky rock testifies to intense collisions in early solar system A suspected meteorite find at the end of April in Elmshorn in Schleswig-Holstein has now been confirmed: Scientists from Münster and Dresden have analyzed the find and determined that the rock is a so-called common type H chondrite. This is a group of meteorites that have a particularly high proportion of metal.

Life Sciences - 23.05.2023
New mechanism for sodium salt detoxification in plants
New mechanism for sodium salt detoxification in plants
Newly discovered signalling pathway specifically protects the stem cells in the plant root from salt stress A high content of sodium-containing salts in the soil is a problem for many plants: as a result, they grow less well, or not at all. Soil salinisation is seen as one of the greatest threats to being able to feed the world's population because it makes soils increasingly infertile, especially in dry regions.

Social Sciences - History / Archeology - 09.05.2023
Preceding the work: the search for a common language
Preceding the work: the search for a common language
Presentation of two research projects from the humanities and social sciences It is an unwritten law: scientific exchanges and interdisciplinarity are the basis for excellent research. How does interdisciplinary collaboration increase the gain in knowledge? What obstacles have to be overcome in everyday work? We take a closer look at these and other questions by presenting two research projects from the Humanities and the Social Sciences.

Chemistry - Physics - 05.05.2023
Where the borders between disciplines become blurred
Where the borders between disciplines become blurred
Chemistry and physics, traditionally separate disciplines, are intermeshed in nano-technology The area where physics and chemistry meet lies somewhere in the realm of the minute - in the nano range: where molecules react with one another and the laws of quantum mechanics hold sway. This is the area which physicist Dr. Harry Mönig visualises at the Center for Nanotechnology (CeNTech) - with an atomic force microscope and a dedicated technology perfected by himself and a Münster team.

Materials Science - Environment - 14.04.2023
Researchers study water-based battery recycling
Researchers study water-based battery recycling
Millions in funding for collaborative project: focus on sustainability and circular economy The recycling of lithium-ion batteries is playing an increasingly important role in battery research not only because of its environmental sustainability, but also because of the shortage of raw materials. While the number of production facilities is increasing in Germany and Europe, there is a lack of natural deposits of numerous starting materials for battery cell production.

Mathematics - Physics - 14.04.2023
'Learning from one another means we arrive at findings faster'
’Learning from one another means we arrive at findings faster’
Hendrik Weber and Raimar Wulkenhaar from the -Mathematics Münster- Cluster of Excellence work together on mathematical solutions Excellent research is not possible without interdisciplinary working. But, even within one discipline, collaborations crossing the barriers between research areas can lead to new approaches and findings.

Life Sciences - 12.04.2023
Study compares de novo proteins with randomly produced proteins
Study compares de novo proteins with randomly produced proteins
Team of Czech and German researchers finds small differences deviating from predictions / Study published in -Nature Ecology and Evolution- Proteins are components of every cell. How they have changed in the course of evolution for the purpose of taking on new functions in the body, has long been a subject of research.

Materials Science - Innovation - 17.03.2023
Muenster researchers work together with battery cell manufacturer
Muenster researchers work together with battery cell manufacturer
Unique Cooperation between LG Energy Solution, MEET Battery Research Center and Helmholtz Institute Münster Since the middle of last year, MEET Battery Research Center at the University of Münster and Helmholtz Institute Münster (HI MS) of Forschungszentrum Jülich cooperate with LG Energy Solution (LGES), a leading international manufacturer of battery cells.

Physics - 13.03.2023
Understanding quantum mechanics with active particles
Understanding quantum mechanics with active particles
Physicists discover unexpected connection between active particles and quantum-mechanical systems The study of active particles is one of the fastest-growing areas of physics. With "active particles" physicists refer to objects which move by themselves as a result of internal self-propulsion. These include living things such as bacteria and fish swimming, birds flying or humans walking around - as well as artificial nano-robots which can be inserted into the body to transport medication.

Psychology - Health - 01.03.2023
Traumas in children and adolescents can be treated effectively
Meta-analysis carried out by psychologists confirms efficacy of trauma-focused therapy / Study published in British Journal of Psychiatry Psychotherapeutic treatment based on trauma-focused therapy is highly effective for children and adolescents who have experienced repeated traumatic events such as sexual, physical or emotional abuse.

Health - Life Sciences - 24.02.2023
The Achilles heel of the influenza virus
The Achilles heel of the influenza virus
Researchers at Münster University suggest a new approach to active ingredients to fight influenza Every year, the influenza season presents a challenge to hospitals. Despite having been vaccinated, older people and patients with health problems in particular run a heightened risk of falling prey to a severe bout of influenza.

Materials Science - Chemistry - 23.02.2023
New study takes close look at energy storage
New study takes close look at energy storage
Researchers from Giessen and Münster publish detailed analysis of prospects for the development of solid-state batteries / Review in Nature Energy Research into electrochemical energy storage devices and their development are among those fields of material sciences in which most work is being done worldwide.