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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

Health - Life Sciences - 15.06.2021
Gold standard for multiple sclerosis care
Gold standard for multiple sclerosis care
MHH neuroradiologist develops international guidelines for MRI imaging Multiple sclerosis (MS) is the most common chronic inflammatory disease of the central nervous system in younger adults.

Health - Life Sciences - 10.06.2021
Why heart patients should avoid cream cake
Why heart patients should avoid cream cake
Study examines the influence of rumenic acid on heart muscle fibers. Stand: 10.06.2021 Cardiovascular diseases are the most common cause of death in Germany. Important triggers for this are stress, lack of exercise and an unhealthy diet. Now a research team led by Dietmar Manstein, Director of the Institute of Biophysical Chemistry at Hannover Medical School (MHH), has discovered another reason why people with heart problems should avoid butter, cream cake or roast lamb: They contain rumenic acid, a trans fatty acid found in cow's milk products and the meat of ruminants.

Health - Life Sciences - 01.06.2021

Health - Life Sciences - 28.05.2021
Every single cell counts - even before birth!
Every single cell counts - even before birth!
Team of the RESIST Cluster of Excellence researches: Certain immune cells develop early in life and remain throughout life Stand: 28.05.2021 Some things are particularly deeply rooted: for example, certain white blood cells of the adult immune system are already formed around the eighth week of pregnancy.

Life Sciences - 27.05.2021
Face to face
Face to face
People remember faces better from personal meetings than through still or moving media images The human brain remembers faces better after a personal meeting than by looking at photos or videos, according to findings by neuroscientists at Friedrich Schiller University Jena. In the current issue of the "Journal of Neuroscience", the research team led by Prof. Gyula Kovács and Dr Géza Gergely Ambrus have published EEG data which show that the familiarity of a face is anchored measurably more strongly in the brain of the observer if the face is seen in person.

Life Sciences - Environment - 27.05.2021
'Biopolymers are non-toxic for humans and animals'
’Biopolymers are non-toxic for humans and animals’
With the end of the "petroleum age" - i.e. replacing oil with sustainable bio-resources - renewable raw materials are becoming increasingly important for commerce and industry. They can help find solutions to global environmental problems which contribute to health issues, climate change and species becoming extinct.

Research Management - Life Sciences - 26.05.2021

Environment - Life Sciences - 25.05.2021
Water connects surface and subsurface habitats
Water connects surface and subsurface habitats
Collaborative Research Centre "AquaDiva" granted funding for third phase worth 11 million euros by German Research Foundation The " Critical Zone", as it is called, is the porous skin of the Earth, where air, water, rock and organisms interact. It extends from the vegetation, through the soil and rock, down to the groundwater that is sometimes several hundreds of metres deep, and these layers are connected by liquid flows and the transport of materials.

Life Sciences - Health - 25.05.2021
DFG extends funding for Collaborative Research Centres at University and University Medical Center Göttingen
DFG extends funding for Collaborative Research Centres at University and University Medical Center Göttingen
German Research Foundation reconfirms support for Göttingen CRCs   The German Research Foundation (DFG) has extended its funding for two Göttingen Collaborative Research Centres (CRC) from 1 July 2021.

Life Sciences - Environment - 21.05.2021
New journal presents knowledge from fisheries research
The "Zeitschrift für Fischerei" (or "FischZeit" for short) is the first peer-reviewed, German-language journal for fisheries research that brings together knowledge on all aspects of commercial and r

Research Management - Life Sciences - 10.05.2021

Life Sciences - Health - 06.05.2021
’Friendly’ Bacteria to Increase Fertility in Cows
A research team at Freie Universität Berlin is investigating bacteria that can contribute to increasing the fertility of dairy cows No 082/2021 from May 06, 2021 An interdisciplinary research team co

Health - Life Sciences - 04.05.2021
Stroke: Call 112, every minute counts
Stroke: Call 112, every minute counts
MHH Stroke Unit provides round-the-clock care for stroke victims - also during the Corona pandemic / Nationwide Day against Strokes on 10 May 2021 04.05.

Health - Life Sciences - 03.05.2021

Life Sciences - Innovation - 29.04.2021

Life Sciences - Mathematics - 22.04.2021
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