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German Research Foundation Approves Collaborative Research Center to Investigate DNA Repair...

From January 1, 2019, the German Research Foundation (DFG) will be funding the new Collaborative Research Center (CRC) 1361 on Regulation of DNA Repair...
magnetic field

Earth’s Magnetic Field Measured Using Artificial Stars at 90 Kilometers Altitude

The mesosphere, at heights between 85 and 100 kilometers above the Earth's surface, contains a layer of atomic sodium. Astronomers use laser beams to...
Atomic parity violation

Atomic Parity Violation Research Reaches New Milestone

A reflection always reproduces objects as a complete mirror image, rather than just its individual parts or individual parts in a completely different orientation....
Bose-Einstein condensate

Bose-Einstein Condensate Generated in Space for the First Time

A team of scientists from Germany has succeeded in creating a Bose-Einstein condensate for the first time in space on board a research rocket....
Chronic stress

Individual Stress Susceptibility and Glucose Metabolism Are Linked to Brain Function

Chronic stress is a well-known risk factor for the development of psychiatric illnesses including depression disorders. The brain requires a great deal of glucose,...
Galapagos Islands

Mineral Discoveries in the Galapagos Islands Pose a Puzzle as to...

The Galapagos archipelago is one of the most famous groups of islands in the world. Many of the animal and plant species are unique...
Chlorophyll

How Plants Bind Their Green Pigment Chlorophyll

Whenever you see green color out in nature, you are likely to look at chlorophyll. This is the pigment used by all plants to...
tiny magnetic structures

Magnetization in Small Components Can Now Be Filmed in the Laboratory

In the future, today's electronic storage technology may be superseded by devices based on tiny magnetic structures. These individual magnetic regions correspond to bits...
ants

A Study of Ants Provides Information on the Evolution of Social...

One of the great puzzles of evolutional biology is what induced certain living creatures to abandon solitary existence in favor of living in collaborative...
Ozone Layer

Protection for the Ozone Layer: Sugar Molecules Bind Harmful CFCs

Researchers at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) and Aschaffenburg University of Applied Sciences have managed to make a breakthrough when it comes to dealing...
Cardiovascular Diseases

Air Pollution Leads to Cardiovascular Diseases

Air pollution, and fine dust in particular, is responsible for more than four million deaths each year. Almost 60 percent of deaths occur as...
DNA repair and genome stability, computers, spintronic, antiferromagnetic, stem cells, fatty liver disease, schizophrenia, Multiple sclerosis, collaboration, RNA modification, multiple sclerosis, spin Seebeck effect, multiple sclerosis, leukemia, Endocrine cells, short-sightedness

Energy-Efficient Spin Current Can Be Controlled by Magnetic Field and Temperature

The transition from light bulbs to LEDs has drastically cut the amount of electricity we use for lighting. Most of the electricity consumed by...
Tumor blocker

A Human Endogenous Tumor Blocker Discovered

Scientists of the University Medical Center Mainz have identified a novel protein involved in the human immune response: MYPOP – so far relatively unknown....
optical pressure sensor

Scientists Develop Highly Sensitive Molecular Optical Pressure Sensor

Chemists at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) and at the Université de Montréal in Canada have developed a molecular system capable of very precise...
Neandertals

Neandertals Practiced Close-Range Hunting 120,000 Years Ago

An international team of scientists reports the oldest unambiguous hunting lesions documented in the history of humankind. The lesions were found on skeletons of...
nerve cells

Direct Conversion of Non-Neuronal Cells into Nerve Cells

It was already in 2012 that a team of scientists headed by Professor Benedikt Berninger first succeeded in reprogramming connective tissue cells present in...
Opium Alkaloids

Synthesis of Opium Alkaloids Using Electric Current

Researchers at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) have mastered a nearly 50-year-old challenge of electrosynthetic chemistry, namely the electrochemical synthesis of thebaine. The chemists...
laser

Probing Nobelium with Laser Light

Sizes and shapes of nuclei with more than 100 protons were so far experimentally inaccessible. Laser spectroscopy is an established technique in measuring fundamental...
Mysterious IceCube

Mysterious IceCube Event May Be Caused by a Tau Neutrino

It was just eight years ago that the IceCube detector, a research center located at the South Pole to detect neutrinos emanating from the...
myopia

161 Genetic Factors for Myopia Identified

The international Consortium for Refractive Error and Myopia (CREAM) recently published the worldwide largest genetic study of myopia in Nature Genetics. Researchers from the...