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Life Sciences - Agronomy / Food Science - 02.11.2022
Ambrosia beetles breed and maintain their own food fungi
Ambrosia beetles breed and maintain their own food fungi
Experiment at the University of Freiburg provides first evidence of a bark beetle species' agricultural capability Freiburg, Nov 02, 2022 Ambrosia beetles practice active agriculture: A bark beetle species breeds and cultivates food fungi in its nests and ensures that so-called weed fungi spread less.

Life Sciences - 02.11.2022
How Cells Find the Right Partners
How Cells Find the Right Partners
Researchers at the University of Freiburg discover that the affinity between cells can control complex developmental processes Freiburg, Nov 02, 2022 During the growth and development of living organisms, different types of cells must come into contact with each other in order to form tissues and organs together.

Environment - 31.10.2022
Sustainable and climate-resilient urban development
Sustainable and climate-resilient urban development
Research project "Urban Oases in Times of Climate Change" investigates green spaces in Munich Sophie Arzberger is passionate about urban climate and ecology.

Chemistry - 31.10.2022
In Search of Earth’s Building Blocks
Two international research teams, including scientists from Freie Universität, have independently shown that the Earth partly consists of material that cannot be explained by known meteorite compositions. The studies appeared in Nature and Science. The most common type of meteorites that fall onto Earth are called chondrites, which represent little modified aggregates of dust from the early solar nebula.

Health - Life Sciences - 31.10.2022
Control hub for skin inflammation discovered
Control hub for skin inflammation discovered
Study by the University of Bonn identifies new signaling pathway to combat UV damage and infections Inflammatory reactions in the skin can reduce damage from UV radiation or infections, but can also result in painful symptoms such as sunburn. A recent study at the University of Bonn and the University Hospital Bonn has now identified a molecular control which integrates these stress signals.

Paleontology - 27.10.2022
Glowing fossils: fluorescence reveals colour patterns of earliest scallops
Glowing fossils: fluorescence reveals colour patterns of earliest scallops
Göttingen University geobiologist discovers diversity of patterns in 240 million-year-old seashells UV light makes it possible to see intricate structures of fossils that are barely visible in normal daylight. This method has often been used on the fossilised seashells from the Earth's current geological era to reveal patterns of colour that had long since faded away.

Life Sciences - Health - 27.10.2022
Inspired by nature: Making bacteria 'mute'
Inspired by nature: Making bacteria ’mute’
Nanoparticles of cerium dioxide intervene like natural enzymes in biological processes and alter signal molecules / Formation of biofilms is prevented Bacteria love moist surfaces. Once they have settled there, they do not live as solitary organisms but form larger communities that are surrounded by a protective film.

Life Sciences - 27.10.2022
Lasting reciprocity promotes cooperation
Lasting reciprocity promotes cooperation
The behavioral strategy allows for mistakes and thus promotes cooperation Understanding mutual cooperation is a key element in understanding how people work together. Whether it is friends doing favors for each other, animals exchanging food or aid, or nations coordinating policies, these are all essentially cooperative interactions.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 27.10.2022
Iodine accelerates formation of cloud condensation nuclei in the atmosphere
Iodine accelerates formation of cloud condensation nuclei in the atmosphere
International research collaboration shows influence of iodine chemistry on formation of new particles in marine atmosphere and recycling of iodine during particle growth The natural cycling of materials between the biosphere and the atmosphere is of great importance to the Earth's climate system. The best known example is the cycling of carbon between the atmosphere, the land biosphere and the ocean.

Health - 27.10.2022
New weapon against hepatitis D
Drug prevents entry of HD viruses into liver cell Status: October 27, 2022 Infection with hepatits D virus (HDV) causes the most severe form of chronic, viral hepatitis disease. Around ten to 20 million people worldwide are affected. There is no cure for the disease, and in the end the only treatment option is often a liver transplant.

Environment - 27.10.2022
New Study Links Graffiti to Soil Pollution
Research team from Freie Universität Berlin demonstrates that spray paints are responsible for high levels of microplastic pollution in soil Public awareness is growing around the subject of microplastics as harmful pollutants. To date, this problematic source of pollution has primarily been investigated in bodies of water.

Life Sciences - Chemistry - 27.10.2022
Inspired by nature: Silencing bacteria
Inspired by nature: Silencing bacteria
Cerium dioxide nanoparticles work in biological processes like natural enzymes and change signaling molecules, thereby preventing the formation of biofilms 27 October 2022 Bacteria love moist surfaces. Once they have settled there, they do not live as solitary organisms but form larger communities that are embedded in a protective film.

Health - 26.10.2022
Hemophilia: Training the immune system to be tolerant
Hemophilia: Training the immune system to be tolerant
Study by the University of Bonn elucidates an important immune mechanism Hemophilia A is the most common severe form of hemophilia. It affects almost exclusively males. The disease can usually be treated well, but not for all sufferers. A study at the University of Bonn has now elucidated an important mechanism that is crucial for making the therapy effective.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 26.10.2022
Lightest-ever neutron star or strange quark matter?
Lightest-ever neutron star or strange quark matter?
The lightest neutron star so far found is located at the center of the supernova remnant HESS J1731'347 . Dr. Victor Doroshenko, Dr. Valery Suleimanov, Dr. Gerd Pühlhofer and Professor Andrea Santangelo from the High Energy Astrophysics section of the University of Tübingen's Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics discovered the unusual object with the help of X-ray telescopes in space.

Physics - Chemistry - 26.10.2022
Using chirality for faster, smaller, and more efficient data storage devices
Using chirality for faster, smaller, and more efficient data storage devices
Mainz University succeeds in the first round of the new Carl Zeiss Foundation Wildcard program / Researchers present an innovative approach for enhancing electronic devices 26 October 2022 Researcher

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 26.10.2022
Astronomy: Observation puzzles researchers
Astronomy: Observation puzzles researchers
Finding cannot be explained by classical assumptions. Study under the leadership of the University of Bonn An international team of astrophysicists has made a puzzling discovery while analyzing certain star clusters. The University of Bonn played a major role in the study. The finding challenges Newton's laws of gravity, the researchers write in their publication.

Health - Life Sciences - 26.10.2022
New gene taxis to combat liver disease
New gene taxis to combat liver disease
MHH research team finds two promising AAV capsid variants for gene therapy in the liver There are numerous severe, hardly treatable monogenetic diseases that are caused by a defect in a single gene - also in the liver. These include the blood coagulation disorders haemophilia A or B or the metabolic disease phenylketonuria.

Life Sciences - 25.10.2022
Trunk dexterity explained
Trunk dexterity explained
Berlin scientists decipher facial motor control in elephants Elephants have an amazing arsenal of face, ear and trunk movements. The trunk consists of far more muscles than the entire human body and can perform both powerful and very delicate movements. A team of scientists from the Humboldt University of Berlin and the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (Leibniz-IZW) now examined the facial motor nucleus of African and Asian elephants, the brain structure that controls the facial muscles of these animals.

Physics - Research Management - 25.10.2022
Experimental Physicist Robert Bittl Receives ERC Synergy Grant Together with an International Team of Researchers
European Research Council grants international research team almost nine million euros / Experimental physicist at Freie Universität Berlin receives a share of over two million euros Professor Robert Bittl, an experimental physicist at Freie Universität Berlin, is to receive over two million euros through an ERC Synergy Grant from the European Research Council (ERC) as part of a joint international research project.

Life Sciences - Computer Science - 24.10.2022
From climate change to stock market prices
From climate change to stock market prices
Scientists at TU Ilmenau have succeeded in improving the accuracy of data evaluations for forecasting weather events, among other things, by up to 80 percent. In the scientific publication ,,Flipped Classroom - Effective Teaching for Time Series Forecasting", which was published in October, Prof. Patrick Mäder, head of the department Data-intensive Systems and Visualization, and Philipp Teutsch, research associate at the same department, present their research results on the training of recurrent neural networks.