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Life Sciences - 17.04.2024 - Today
'Research Grant' for cell biologist Karin Busch
’Research Grant’ for cell biologist Karin Busch

Life Sciences - Health - 11.04.2024
ERC Advanced Grants for Five Researchers at Universität Heidelberg
ERC Advanced Grants for Five Researchers at Universität Heidelberg

Life Sciences - Chemistry - 11.04.2024
Sonja-Verena Albers and Oliver Einsle both receive an ERC Advanced Grant
Sonja-Verena Albers and Oliver Einsle both receive an ERC Advanced Grant

Life Sciences - Music - 10.04.2024
Was Beethoven unmusical?
Was Beethoven unmusical?
An analysis of the famous composer's genetic make-up has revealed that DNA data has so far been too imprecise in capturing a person's abilities To what extent are exceptional human achievements influenced by genetic factors?

Life Sciences - Health - 04.04.2024
A powerful tool for basic research: Genetic engineering
A powerful tool for basic research: Genetic engineering
Genetic engineering: indispensable for the natural and the life sciences - and long since a part of everyday life "An eleven-year-old boy, deaf from birth, can hear again".

Life Sciences - 28.03.2024
Understanding Epigenetic Mechanisms during Brain Development
Understanding Epigenetic Mechanisms during Brain Development

Life Sciences - Computer Science - 22.03.2024
New Emmy Noether Junior Research Group for Biological Data Science
An Emmy Noether junior research group at Heidelberg University is investigating how to gain new insights into fundamental biological mechanisms from large-scale molecular data sets.

Life Sciences - Environment - 21.03.2024
Cells in plant leaves organize themselves to ensure optimal area for photosynthesis
Cells in plant leaves organize themselves to ensure optimal area for photosynthesis
Plant leaves need a large surface area to capture sunlight for photosynthesis.

Life Sciences - Innovation - 21.03.2024
Why we need Neuroethics

Life Sciences - Linguistics / Literature - 14.03.2024
Two Internationally Recognised Researchers Honoured

Health - Life Sciences - 13.03.2024
Obesity Prize for Excellence for Antje Körner
Obesity Prize for Excellence for Antje Körner
News from Professor Antje Körner, Professor of Metabolic Research at Leipzig University's Faculty of Medicine and Head of the Metabolism Division at the Helmholtz Institute of Metabolic, Obesity and

Life Sciences - 13.03.2024
TU Ilmenau Citizens’ Campus: Radiation and life

Life Sciences - Research Management - 13.03.2024
Neurobiologist Simon Wiegert Receives Funding from the European Research Council

Health - Life Sciences - 06.03.2024
25 million U.S. Dollars for International Cancer Research
25 million U.S. Dollars for International Cancer Research
Cancer is one of the most common causes of death in children worldwide. A research team in which the University of Würzburg is involved wants to change this - and has now received substantial funding for its work.

Life Sciences - 06.03.2024
What Makes Birds So Smart?
What Makes Birds So Smart?
Researchers at Ruhr University Bochum explain how it is possible for the small brains of pigeons, parrots and corvids to perform equally well as those of mammals, despite their significant differences. Since the late 19th century, it has been a common belief among researchers that high intelligence requires the high computing capacity of large brains.

Life Sciences - Health - 05.03.2024
New Center for Synthetic Genomics
New Center for Synthetic Genomics

Life Sciences - 04.03.2024
Jürgen Kleine-Vehn is the new speaker for Freiburg's CIBSS Cluster of Excellence
Jürgen Kleine-Vehn is the new speaker for Freiburg’s CIBSS Cluster of Excellence

Life Sciences - 01.03.2024
Honour for Jena microbiologist
Honour for Jena microbiologist

Life Sciences - Health - 01.03.2024
Using Data to Improve Understanding of Relationships between Proteins and Diseases
Using Data to Improve Understanding of Relationships between Proteins and Diseases
Working with a new Emmy Noether Group, Dr. Pascal Schlosser is investigating how machine learning can aid in understanding the complex relationships between genes, proteins, and diseases Proteins have a multitude of biological functions in the human body. Diseases may develop if there are disruptions in protein production, structure, or function.

Life Sciences - Health - 21.02.2024
High Honour for Ground-breaking Findings on Brain Tumours
Heidelberg scientists receive the BIAL Award in Biomedicine worth 300,000 euros Their ground-breaking discovery of how healthy nerve cells in the brain make contact with glioblastoma tumour cells and

Life Sciences - Chemistry - 20.02.2024
Where Neural Stem Cells Feel at Home
Where Neural Stem Cells Feel at Home
Injuries in the central nervous system heal poorly because cavities scar. Researchers hope to remedy this problem by filling the cavities in such a way that stem cells feel comfortable in them.

Life Sciences - 08.02.2024
Nearly Complete Genome Version of Spreading Earth Moss (Physcomitrium patens)
Nearly Complete Genome Version of Spreading Earth Moss (Physcomitrium patens)
A research team including University of Freiburg scientists presents new data on the model plant The model organism spreading earth moss ( Physcomitrium patens , formerly: Physcomitrella patens ) has contributed significantly to a better understanding of plant evolution and development.

Health - Life Sciences - 05.02.2024
Universität Hamburg Applying for Fifth Cluster
Universität Hamburg Applying for Fifth Cluster

Life Sciences - Research Management - 02.02.2024
Excellence Strategy: Success for the University of Würzburg
Excellence Strategy: Success for the University of Würzburg

Health - Life Sciences - 02.02.2024
Great success for the University of Tübingen in the excellence competition
Great success for the University of Tübingen in the excellence competition

Politics - Life Sciences - 02.02.2024
University of Jena in the final round of the Excellence Competition
University of Jena in the final round of the Excellence Competition

Life Sciences - Health - 01.02.2024
Research into evolution: four questions, four viewpoints
Research into evolution: four questions, four viewpoints
Scientists provide insights Did Charles Darwin invent the term "evolution" The clear answer is no. Charles Darwin didn't invent the concept of evolution, and he himself rarely used the word. Nevertheless, the British naturalist is seen - rightly - as the creator of the theory of evolution, which explains to us the 'tribal' development of biological species: phylogenesis.

Life Sciences - Innovation - 31.01.2024
ERC Proof of Concept Grant for the University of Bonn
ERC Proof of Concept Grant for the University of Bonn
European Research Council supports the development of a microplastic filter for washing machines Alexander Blanke from the Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Ecology at the University of Bonn has been awarded a Proof of Concept Grant (PoC) by the European Research Council (ERC).

Life Sciences - Health - 24.01.2024
How HIV smuggles its genetic material into the cell nucleus
How HIV smuggles its genetic material into the cell nucleus
Around one million individuals worldwide become infected with HIV, the virus that causes Aids, each year.

Life Sciences - Health - 18.01.2024
With the second grant from the lab into the application
With the second grant from the lab into the application

Life Sciences - Health - 22.12.2023
Stem cell Noah's Ark
Stem cell Noah’s Ark
Artificial transcription factor reprograms cells of human and different animal species with high efficiency After the discovery of the reprogramming of somatic cells using transcription factors in 2006, induced pluripotent stem cell lines have so far been produced for only a few animal species.

Life Sciences - Research Management - 20.12.2023
How the land flora succeeded
How the land flora succeeded
Göttingen University to coordinate next stage of DFG Priority Programme MAdland The German Research Foundation (DFG) has confirmed the second funding period for the Priority Programme "MAdLand - Molecular Adaptation to Land: plant evolution to change".

Health - Life Sciences - 20.12.2023
EU funds project to develop new diagnostics for pandemic preparedness

Health - Life Sciences - 20.12.2023
Review: Life in the space-time continuum. All about biological clocks in time and off the beat
Review: Life in the space-time continuum. All about biological clocks in time and off the beat

Life Sciences - 19.12.2023
Poster Calendar for 2024
Poster Calendar for 2024

Life Sciences - 14.12.2023
Journey into the world of microorganisms
Journey into the world of microorganisms

Life Sciences - Chemistry - 08.12.2023
Study Award for a New Building Block in the Drug Toolbox
Study Award for a New Building Block in the Drug Toolbox
Simon Schröder has worked out how enzymes can be used to more easily form the desired bond between two nitrogen atoms.

Health - Life Sciences - 08.12.2023
Utilizing the tumor's appetite for sugar
Utilizing the tumor’s appetite for sugar
Growth mechanism in T cell lymphomas decoded A team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has decoded the factor that makes T cell lymphomas grow comparatively rapidly: A missing "emergency s

Life Sciences - Campus - 07.12.2023
Leibniz Prizes for Rohini Kuner and Jonas Grethlein

Life Sciences - Environment - 04.12.2023
Taking Insects on a Virtual Journey
Taking Insects on a Virtual Journey

Life Sciences - Health - 24.11.2023
DFG approves new Collaborative Research Centre 'Inhibitory neurons: shaping the cortical code (INCODE)'
DFG approves new Collaborative Research Centre ’Inhibitory neurons: shaping the cortical code (INCODE)’

Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 24.11.2023
All-rounder among receptors inspires drug research
All-rounder among receptors inspires drug research
News from Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) 1423, "Structural Dynamics of GPCR Activation and Signal Transduction", led by biochemists Professor Annette Beck-Sickinger and Professor Torsten Schöneberg from Leipzig University, has been extended for a second funding period. This was announced today (24 November) by the German Research Foundation (DFG).

Research Management - Life Sciences - 23.11.2023
Radoslaw Martin Cichy Awarded Second European Research Council Grant
Radoslaw Martin Cichy Awarded Second European Research Council Grant

Research Management - Life Sciences - 23.11.2023
ERC Consolidator Grant for José Pedro Friedmann Angeli
ERC Consolidator Grant for José Pedro Friedmann Angeli

Life Sciences - Research Management - 23.11.2023
Three ERC Consolidator Grants for TUM researchers
Three ERC Consolidator Grants for TUM researchers

Life Sciences - Career - 23.11.2023
Innovative science in the spotlight
Innovative science in the spotlight
The Max Planck Institutes in Bremen, Heidelberg, Leipzig and Martinsried are delighted to receive the prestigious Consolidator Grants, each worth around two million euros.

Life Sciences - Chemistry - 23.11.2023
ERC Grant for Heidelberg Scientist Murat Sünbül
ERC Grant for Heidelberg Scientist Murat Sünbül
European Research Council supports work at the Institute of Pharmacy and Molecular Biotechnology For the development of new technological foundations that allow for the precise decoding of interactio

Health - Life Sciences - 22.11.2023
Funding for Würzburg Biophysicist
Funding for Würzburg Biophysicist

Life Sciences - 22.11.2023
Influence through imitation
Researchers at RWTH Aachen University and LMU Munich have shown that certain plant proteins resemble human signaling proteins of the immune system and can bind to their receptors. The human immune system is based on cells that communicate with each other using signaling molecules known as cytokines and chemokines.

Health - Life Sciences - 15.11.2023
Universität Heidelberg with Twelve ’Highly Cited Researchers’
International evaluation names researchers whose publications have been most cited worldwide Twelve researchers from Heidelberg University feature on the recently published list of "Highly Cited Researchers".
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