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Life Sciences - Environment - 19.01.2022
Secret helpers in the underground
Secret helpers in the underground
Plants do not live alone, but are colonized by countless bacteria and fungi. Caroline Gutjahr, Professor of Plant Genetics at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), will explain the positive influences exerted by some of these organisms on Monday, January 31, 2022.

Health - Life Sciences - 14.01.2022
Creative Through Movement
01/14/2022 Do we have our best ideas while walking? Indeed, but even small movements while sitting improve creativity, as two researchers have discovered. Movement helps us to think creatively. This insight is over 2000 years old - and already known to the philosophers in ancient Greece. However, what is the connection between movement and cognition from a scientific point of view?

Life Sciences - Health - 12.01.2022
EU funding for five research projects
EU funding for five research projects
How can signal paths in the brain be visualized? What role do local production networks play in globalization? How can synthetic enzymes catalyze new reactions? Five research projects at the Technica

Life Sciences - Career - 11.01.2022

Life Sciences - Chemistry - 04.01.2022
How plants respond to heat stress
How plants respond to heat stress
Plants, like other organisms, can be severely affected by heat stress. To increase their chances of survival, they activate the heat shock response, a molecular pathway also employed by human and animal cells for stress protection.

Life Sciences - Research Management - 10.12.2021
Variability in Brain Development
German Research Foundation Approves Funding for Research Unit at the Institute of Biology at Freie Universität Berlin / Partnership with Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz / Extended Funding for an

Life Sciences - 10.12.2021
Understanding brain circuitry
Understanding brain circuitry
DFG extends funding for neurobiology research group at Göttingen University The German Research Foundation (DFG) has extended its funding for the research group in Neurobiology at Göttingen University for another three years.

Life Sciences - Environment - 02.12.2021
Biodiversity Research for the Future
The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research to Fund Global Genome Biodiversity Network at the Botanic Garden Berlin Ninety-nine partner institutions from thirty-three countries are set to m

Life Sciences - Environment - 26.11.2021
20 million euros for biological research
20 million euros for biological research
Two Collaborative Research Centres (CRC) at the University of Münster in the field of biology are being prolonged: the German Research Foundation is providing a total of around 20 million euros in fun

Social Sciences - Life Sciences - 25.11.2021
Deciphering the behavioral and neurobiological basis of social interactions
Deciphering the behavioral and neurobiological basis of social interactions
DFG funds new Collaborative Research Centre at the Göttingen Campus with about 12.5 million euros   The German Research Foundation (DFG) has funded a new Collaborative Research Centre for the University of Göttingen and its partners at the Göttingen Campus.

Life Sciences - Health - 24.11.2021

Health - Life Sciences - 19.11.2021
Controlling bacteria with mathematical equations
Controlling bacteria with mathematical equations
Rosalind Allen is new professor for Theoretical Microbial Ecology Understanding how bacteria grow, survive or die in different environments can be a real game-changer in the way bacterial infections are dealt with.

Life Sciences - Earth Sciences - 17.11.2021
Window on the early evolution of terrestrial vertebrates
Window on the early evolution of terrestrial vertebrates
Researchers of the University of Jena involved in Citizen Science project on the Bromacker The Tambach sandstones are covered with thin clay skins on which ripple marks, raindrop impressions, dry cracks and many traces of worms, insects and vertebrates (so-called tracking plates) are preserved.

Life Sciences - Health - 17.11.2021
Gut-brain axis: Targets for improvement of cognition in the elderly
Gut-brain axis: Targets for improvement of cognition in the elderly
Young scientists will investigate the mechanisms of the "gut-brain-axis" to make use of them in diagnose and prevention of cognitive functional decline Science calls the interaction between digestive and thinking organ the "gut-brain axis" and is only just beginning to understand its complexity.

Life Sciences - Chemistry - 11.11.2021
High resolution electron microscope inaugurated at the University of Cologne
The new Titan Krios electron microscope has been put into operation at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences.

Life Sciences - 02.11.2021
Duckweed
Duckweed
PhD candidate Alexandra Mireya Chávez Argandoña looks concentrated. She sits in a laboratory at the Institute of Evolution and Biodiversity (IEB) at the University of Münster.

Health - Life Sciences - 29.10.2021
Researchers classify disease severity of patients with Li-Fraumeni syndrome for the first time
Researchers classify disease severity of patients with Li-Fraumeni syndrome for the first time
International team takes important step towards better understanding the manifestations of the hereditary disease Li-Fraumeni syndrome (LFS) is associated with a dramatically increased lifelong risk of a broad spectrum of cancers and is caused by pathogenic variants in the TP53 gene.

Event - Life Sciences - 22.10.2021
Berlin Science Week @HU
Of art and social change: The HU presents numerous exciting and diverse events during Berlin Science Week Social change requires cultural change - but what role does art play in this?

Physics - Life Sciences - 08.10.2021

Health - Life Sciences - 04.10.2021
Cancer in children with Fanconi anaemia and ataxia telangiectatica
Cancer in children with Fanconi anaemia and ataxia telangiectatica
Nationwide study with data from 50 years determines cancer risk of affected children Fanconi anaemia (FA) and ataxia teleangiectatica (AT) belong to the so-called cancer predisposition syndromes.

Health - Life Sciences - 30.09.2021

Health - Life Sciences - 20.09.2021
Potential parasites in the most common amoeba in wastewater treatment plants
Rhogostoma minus is the most common amoeba in wastewater treatment plants worldwide. It can serve as a host for bacteria of the order Legionellales, which includes pathogens such as Legionella pneumophila, the cause of Legionnaires' disease Researchers from Professor Michael Bonkowski's working group at the University of Cologne's Institute of Zoology have found that Rhogostoma minus is the most common amoeba in wastewater treatment plants worldwide and also serves as a host for Legionellales.

Life Sciences - Health - 15.09.2021
The proteins of Covid-19
The proteins of Covid-19
Machine learning assisted structure analysis reveals SARS-CoV-2 virus tactics The proteins of SARS-CoV-2 play key roles in how the virus manages to evade immune defense and replicate itself in patients' cells.

Life Sciences - Research Management - 14.09.2021

Life Sciences - Health - 25.08.2021

Research Management - Life Sciences - 24.08.2021

Life Sciences - Environment - 17.08.2021
Against overfishing: Protect large spawners and assess stocks correctly
Against overfishing: Protect large spawners and assess stocks correctly
Study: The replenishment potential of exploited fish stocks is systematically overestimated To avoid overfishing the status and reproductive capacity of fish stocks are regularly determined through stock assessments. The fecundity of female fish is here an important factor. Unfortunately, many calculations contain a systematic error as the reproductive capacity of large fish is underestimated.

Life Sciences - 11.08.2021
Orangutans spontaneously use wooden hammers to crack nuts
Orangutans spontaneously use wooden hammers to crack nuts
Using an object to crack nuts is considered one of the most complex tool-using behaviors in the animal kingdom. So far, only chimpanzees, capuchins and macaques have been observed cracking nuts with such tools in the wild. In a new study, Dr. Elisa Bandini and Dr. Claudio Tennie from Early Prehistory and Quaternary Ecology at the University of Tübingen investigated whether other primate species such as orangutans also crack nuts with tools and how the animals can learn to do so.

Life Sciences - Agronomy / Food Science - 03.08.2021
More diversity for our farms and forks
More diversity for our farms and forks
Domestication of plants adds to the range of available food As a contribution to increasing crop variety for improved food security in Subsaharan Africa, a leafy vegetable which is rich in vitamins and minerals shall be domesticated. At present, however, as highlighted by a research team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) together with researchers from Nigeria, the plants still contain highly toxic substances that are carcinogenic and liver-damaging.

Life Sciences - 29.07.2021
Bright Lights, Bad Orientation
Bright Lights, Bad Orientation
07/29/2021 Light pollution makes it difficult for dung beetles to find their way. This is probably also true for other nocturnal insects and birds, as researchers suspect. The growth of cities with their streetlights and illuminated buildings has led to brighter nights. This has consequences for animals: the artificial light illuminates them directly, but also lights up the sky, making the stars invisible.

Life Sciences - Health - 21.07.2021
Biological heart chamber from the laboratory
Biological heart chamber from the laboratory
BMBF funds MHH project on heart support system with three million euros Status: 21. July 2021 More than 9,000 people in Germany are on the waiting list for a donor organ, about 700 of them are waiting for a heart.

Life Sciences - 09.07.2021
Genome editing for food: how do people react?
Genome editing for food: how do people react?
Research team from the Universities of Göttingen and British Columbia investigates evaluations of breeding technology A research team from the University of Göttingen and the University of British Columbia (Canada) has investigated how people in five different countries react to various usages of genome editing in agriculture.

Health - Life Sciences - 08.07.2021
Einstein Center for Alternative Methods in Biomedical Research commences work
Einstein Foundation will provide financial support amounting to 5.3 million euros until the end of 2026 Euro No 133/2021 from Jul 08, 2021 After twelve months of preparation, the new Einstein Center for Alternative Methods in Biomedical Research will officially be launched this week.

Life Sciences - Philosophy - 07.07.2021
A responsibility for all living things: Interdisciplinary project on the ethical treatment of animals
A gorilla mother cradling her baby in her arm. Cows running out into the open air and onto the meadow in spring.

Life Sciences - Agronomy / Food Science - 07.07.2021
Using genomics to save the bees
Using genomics to save the bees
2021 Agricultural Greater Good Grant awarded to Göttingen University molecular biologist The international Illumina Agricultural Greater Good Grant recognizes research proposals that will increase th

Health - Life Sciences - 05.07.2021
New test to make gene therapy safer
New test to make gene therapy safer
SAGA detects tumour potential of viral vectors for blood stem cells When the causes of serious diseases are based on a defective gene, medicine relies on gene therapy. In this strategy, defect-free genes are introduced into the body with the help of certain viruses. In this way, individual forms of congenital blindness, hereditary muscular atrophy or certain diseases of the blood and immune system can already be treated today.

Life Sciences - Agronomy / Food Science - 02.07.2021
At what temperature the weather becomes a problem
Climate change leads to increasing heat strain for humans, animals and crops When extreme heat becomes more frequent and temperatures remain high for extended periods of time, as it is currently the c
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