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Topological Insulator

Novel Topological Insulator

For the first time, physicists have built a unique topological insulator in which optical and electronic excitations hybridize and flow together. They report their...
Solar-powered water splitting

All-In-One Light-Driven Water Splitting

Solar-powered water splitting is a promising means of generating clean and storable energy. A novel catalyst based on semiconductor nanoparticles has now been shown...
cereal

Why Cereal Is Better

Whether barley, wheat, maize or rice: The grass family includes all the major cereals. They are vital for feeding the world's population. Farmers produce...
Controlled coupling

Controlled Coupling of Light and Matter

Publishing in a journal like Science Advances usually heralds a particularly exciting innovation. Now, physicists from the Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg (JMU) in Germany and Imperial...
stroke

Stroke and Heart Failure

Researchers from the universities of Würzburg and Duisburg-Essen have shown that after a stroke, there is an increased risk of developing a chronic heart...
Trypanosomes

New Insights into the World of Trypanosomes

Single specimens of the vermicular pathogens causing sleeping sickness swim inside the gut of the tsetse fly between blood cells which the fly has...
Inflammation

Chewing Gum Rapid Test for Inflammation

Dental implants occasionally entail complications: Six to fifteen percent of patients develop an inflammatory response in the years after receiving a dental implant. This...
cancer

Cancer Detection with Sugar Molecules

Galectins are a family of proteins that have become a promising source of cancer research in recent years. A representative thereof is galectin-1. It...
fungus

How a Fungus Inhibits the Immune System of Plants

The fungus Piriformospora indica colonizes the roots of different plants. This can be orchids, tobacco, barley or even moss. It penetrates into the roots,...
RNA molecules

Progress in RNA Research

Small regulatory RNA molecules are vital for salmonella and other bacteria potentially harmful to humans: This RNA type controls gene activity and allows bacteria...
Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis: Antibody Crystallized

Osteoporosis particularly affects elderly women: the bone's structure weakens and the risk of suffering fractures rises. As prophylaxis patients are advised to have a...