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Computer Science - Chemistry - 14.10.2021
Artificial intelligence helps to find new natural substances
Artificial intelligence helps to find new natural substances
Bioinformatics team develops method that enables fast and confident identification of small molecules More than a third of all medicines available today are based on active substances from nature and a research team from the University of Jena has developed a procedure to identify small active substance molecules much more quickly and easily.

Life Sciences - Chemistry - 05.10.2021
An unusual molecule protects nerve cells from degeneration
An unusual molecule protects nerve cells from degeneration
An international research team led by Professor Stephanie Grond from the Institute of Organic Chemistry at the University of Tübingen has found that the natural substance collinolactone reduces artificially-induced stress on nerve cells, protecting them from the kind of damage that occurs in neurodegenerative diseases.

Chemistry - 01.10.2021
Novel Process for Industrial Production of Basic Chemicals
Researchers at Freie Universität Berlin developed new approach for producing phosgene Scientists at Freie Universität Berlin have developed a new type of process for the industrial production of basic chemicals. They found a new approach to phosgene, opening up completely new possibilities in the production of raw materials.

Chemistry - Materials Science - 29.09.2021
Melting glasses from unmeltable compounds
Melting glasses from unmeltable compounds
Chemists at the University of Jena developed methods for manufacturing glasses from non-melting compounds Chemists at the University of Jena developed a way of melting normally unmeltable metal-organic framework compounds - so-called MOFs. This allows the melt-based production of glass components for applications in energy and environmental technology.

Life Sciences - Chemistry - 23.09.2021
How Poxviruses Multiply
How Poxviruses Multiply
09/23/2021 Poxviruses have found a unique way of translating their genes into proteins in the infected organism. A team of researchers from Würzburg shows for the first time how the molecular machinery involved works at an atomic level. The last case of smallpox worldwide occurred in Somalia in October 1977.

Chemistry - 17.09.2021
News on fine cocoa flavor
News on fine cocoa flavor
Quickly and precisely determining the flavor profile of cocoa samples Because a plethora of flavor compounds contribute to the distinctive taste of cocoa, its composition is difficult to analyze. Now, scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the Leibniz Institute of Food Systems Biology (LSB) have developed a new methodology that quickly, easily, and precisely quantifies the flavor profile of cocoa samples.

Physics - Chemistry - 14.09.2021
Triangular Honeycombs
Triangular Honeycombs
09/14/2021 Researchers from the Cluster of Excellence ct.qmat-Complexity and Topology in Quantum Matter-have recently conceived and realized a new quantum material. The research results have appeared Communications. Researchers from the Würzburg-Dresden Cluster of Excellence ct.qmat-Complexity and Topology in Quantum Matter - have conceived and realized a new quantum material: "Indenene".

Life Sciences - Chemistry - 03.08.2021
Nanocontainers made of biological materials to enter cells
Nanocontainers made of biological materials to enter cells
Nanocontainers made of biological materials use natural processes to enter cells and release their cargo / Study published in the journal "Advanced Science" Nanocontainers can transport substances into cells where they can then take effect. This is the method used in, for example, the mRNA vaccines currently being employed against Covid-19 as well as certain cancer drugs.

Chemistry - Physics - 22.07.2021
Silicon with a Two-Dimensional Structure
Silicon with a Two-Dimensional Structure
Heidelberg chemists succeed in producing synthesis and complete characterisation for the first time Silicon, a semi-metal, bonds in its natural form with four other elements and its three-dimensional structure takes the form of a tetrahedron. For a long time, it seemed impossible to achieve the synthesis and characterisation of a two-dimensional equivalent - geometrically speaking, a square.

Environment - Chemistry - 22.07.2021
Eco-friendly plastic from cellulose and water
Eco-friendly plastic from cellulose and water
Göttingen researchers create new kind of environmentally friendly bioplastic with hydroplastic polymers Plastics offer many benefits to society and are widely used in our daily life: they are lightweight, cheap and adaptable. However, the production, processing and disposal of plastics are simply not sustainable, and pose a major global threat to the environment and human health.

Chemistry - 12.07.2021
Mechanical stimuli influence organ growth
Mechanical stimuli influence organ growth
Organoids help understand the complex interactions of cells and tissue In addition to chemical factors, mechanical influences play an important role in the natural growth of human organs such as kidneys, lungs and mammary glands - but also in the development of tumors. Now a research team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has investigated the process in detail using organoids, three-dimensional model systems of such organs which are produced in the laboratory.

Life Sciences - Chemistry - 07.07.2021
Obstacles on the racetrack of life
Obstacles on the racetrack of life
mRNA plays a key role in the conversion of genetic information from DNA to proteins. Their production is a delicate process. A research team at the University of Würzburg has now identified a crucial factor. The corona pandemic has ensured that the term "mRNA" is now also known to a large public beyond laboratories and lecture halls.

Chemistry - Physics - 22.06.2021
Producing hydrogen using less energy
Producing hydrogen using less energy
International research team describes complete reaction path for electrocatalytic hydrogen generation The way in which a compound inspired by nature produces hydrogen has now been described in detail for the first time by an international research team from the University of Jena and the University of Milan-Bicocca.

Physics - Chemistry - 09.06.2021
New light on making two-dimensional polymers
New light on making two-dimensional polymers
New 2D-materials tailored by self organization and photopolymerisation An international research team led by members from the Technical University of Munich, the Deutsches Museum, the Linköping University has developed a method to manufacture two-dimensional polymers with the thickness of a single molecule.

Chemistry - Health - 07.06.2021
Clever biomolecular labelling enables identification of immune cells
Clever biomolecular labelling enables identification of immune cells
Research team led by the University of Göttingen develops new strategy for labelling peptides Biomolecules regulate the biological functions inside every living cell. If scientists can understand the molecular mechanisms of such functions, then it is possible to detect severe dysfunction which can lead to illness.

Chemistry - 27.05.2021
Understanding membranes better
Understanding membranes better
Team from University of Göttingen and the Hereon present new research strategies   A new class of membranes has the potential to deliver highly interesting applications both in biotechnology and in water purification. The theoretical understanding of these polymer membranes is, however, still incomplete.

Chemistry - Life Sciences - 12.05.2021
Enzyme system for the hydrogen industry
Enzyme system for the hydrogen industry
Platinum-free biocatalyst for fuel cells and water electrolysis An enzyme could make a dream come true for the energy industry: It can efficiently produce hydrogen using electricity and can also generate electricity from hydrogen. The enzyme is protected by embedding it in a polymer. An international research team with significant participation of scientists from Technical University of Munich (TUM) has presented the system in the renowned science journal Nature Catalysis.

Physics - Chemistry - 12.05.2021
New atomically precise graphene nanoribbon heterojunction sensor developed
A team of physicists and chemists has developed a highly sensitive sensor, which was made possible by a new heterostructure consisting of atomically precise graphene nanoribbons / Publication in 'Nature Communications' An international research team led by the University of Cologne has succeeded for the first time in connecting several atomically precise nanoribbons made of graphene, a modification of carbon, to form complex structures.

Life Sciences - Chemistry - 11.05.2021
Advances in knowledge of the molecular structures of the coronavirus
Advances in knowledge of the molecular structures of the coronavirus
Fighting the coronavirus has changed the way the international scientific community works together and intensified collaboration. Dr. Andrea Thorn leads an international research group at Universität Hamburg that is improving molecular models from across the world to enable the development of pharmaceuticals.

Pharmacology - Chemistry - 10.05.2021
New, Promising Ways of Fighting Viruses
New, Promising Ways of Fighting Viruses
A research team including scientists from Freie Universität Berlin is investigating novel antiviral drugs that can also inhibit the spread of coronaviruses No 086/2021 from May 10, 2021 Researchers from the Institute of Pharmacy at Freie Universität Berlin, in collaboration with researchers at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, have discovered a new process for developing antiviral agents for drugs.