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Life Sciences - Oct 17
Life Sciences
The roots of plants can do a lot of things: They grow in length to reach water, they can bend to circumvent stones, and they form fine root hairs enabling them to absorb more nutrients from the soil. A team of researchers led by scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has now identified an important regulator of this process.
Environment - Oct 17
Environment

10/17/2019 - Around 20 percent of the world's agricultural areas yields less than it did 20 years ago.

Pharmacology - Oct 14
Pharmacology

The aim of immunotherapies is to enable the immune system once again to fight cancer on its own. Drugs known as checkpoint inhibitors are already in clinical use for this purpose.

Social Sciences - Oct 14
Social Sciences

In discussions in Germany on immigrants, particularly eastern Germany is often associated with attacks on foreigners and hate crimes against refugees.

Social Sciences - Oct 14

Findings by Researchers at the University of Antwerp, the Paris School of Economics, and Freie Universität Berlin. No 299/2019 from Oct 14, 2019 According to a recent study, interracial contact in childhood leads to more diverse social relationships in adulthood.


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Environment - Life Sciences - 10.12.2009
Thirsty plants send emergency calls
Thirsty plants send emergency calls
Independent whether we consider grapevines in the vineyard or tomatoes in the greenhouse: how well plants are being supplied with water can be viewed by an innovative magnetic probe that is simply clamped to the leaves.

- 07.10.2009
Retinal neurons do double duty
Retinal neurons do double duty
Scientists have identified a new neural circuit in the retina responsible for the detection of approaching objects.

- 07.09.2009
Function of a microscopic network found
Function of a microscopic network found
Fifty years ago, a microscopic network of tubules was found in neurons. Its function was unknown.

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