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Life Sciences - Dec 3
Life Sciences
Heidelberg Researchers determine the three-dimensional architecture of a molecular machine that inserts essential proteins into biomembranes. Over a quarter of all proteins in a cell are found in the membrane, where they perform vital functions. To fulfil these roles, membrane proteins must be reliably transported from their site of production in the cell to their destination and correctly inserted into the target membrane.
Chemistry - Nov 27

Second funding phase for CRC in chemistry - Heidelberg to become location for transregional consortium in mathematics

Astronomy - Nov 26

Near the centre of the Milky Way there exists a heretofore unknown population of stars that exhibits characteristic properties. It was discovered by an international research team under the direction of Dr Manuel Arca Sedda of Collaborative Research Centre "The Milky Way System" (CRC 881) of Heidelberg University. The scientists identified as the origin of these stars a globular cluster that made its way into the centre of our home Galaxy a long time ago.

Astronomy - Nov 23

Galaxies like the Milky Way formed by the merging of smaller progenitor galaxies. An international team of astrophysicists led by Dr Diederik Kruijssen from the Centre for Astronomy at Heidelberg University has succeeded in reconstructing the merger history of our home galaxy, creating a complete family tree. To achieve this, the researchers analysed the properties of globular clusters orbiting the Milky Way with artificial intelligence. Their investigations revealed a previously unknown galaxy collision that must have permanently altered the appearance of the Milky Way.

Campus - Nov 13

A new scholarship programme launched by Dr Hans-Peter Wild, alumnus and honorary senator at Heidelberg University, is addressed to highly gifted and motivated young people with enthusiasm for studying in what are called MINT subjects.

Environment - Nov 27

Scientists from Heidelberg University investigate which factors determine the stability of ice masses in East Antarctica

Computer Science - Nov 25

A new image processing programme makes it possible to view and analyse plant cells in detail in 3D. Bioscientists and computer scientists at Heidelberg University helped to develop the open-source software called PlantSeg. It is based on methods of machine learning and can be used to study the process of morphogenesis - how the shape of plants develops - at the cellular level. The researchers hope to gain a better understanding of processes in developmental biology like speciation. The research results appeared in the journal eLife Sciences.

Health - Nov 18

The recently published list of Highly Cited Researchers includes 13 researchers from Heidelberg University, three more than last year. The international analysis recognises academics whose publications in their respective field are the most frequently cited worldwide. A total of 21 disciplines in the natural, life and social sciences are represented. It also names researchers who have published widely across multiple disciplines. Six of the 13 most cited scientists from Ruperto Carola are represented in this "cross-field" category.

Life Sciences - Nov 11

In many neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson's, protein aggregates form in the brain and are assumed to contribute to neuronal cell death. Yet there exists a cellular defence mechanism that counteracts these aggregates, known as amyloid fibrils, and can even dissolve fibrils already formed.

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