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thrombosis

Artificial Heart Valves: New Coating Procedure Could Reduce Risk of Thrombosis

Heart valves regulate the blood flow, to ensure the body is supplied with enough blood. If they don’t close properly any more,...
silicone coating

Competing with Barnacles – Anti-Adhesion Surfaces in the Sea

The development of surfaces with new, nature-inspired properties has received a lot of attention in science and industry in recent years. There is also a...
microbiome

Very Early Childhood Characterizes the Bacterial Community in the Intestine

You can not teach old dogs new tricks. This wisdom of life seems to apply not only in general to education, but also to essential...
silicone adhesion

Looked at Your Feet

Geckos, spiders and beetles make it happen: thanks to special adhesive elements on their feet, they can effortlessly run on ceilings or walls. Biological functions...
Nano Power Switch

The Hidden Nano Power Switch

The increasing miniaturisation in electronics will result in components which consist of only a few molecules, or even just one molecule. Tiny wires are...
Dragonflies

Dragonfly Wings with Shock Absorbers

Dragonflies are well known for their impressive flying skills. They manage manoeuvres that other insects are not capable of. The wings of these insects...
aerographite

Foldable like an Accordion

Since a research group at Kiel University (CAU) and the Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) in Hamburg-Harburg has developed aerographite – one of the...
antibiotics, Warm Dense Matter, magnetic materials

Warm Dense Matter – Getting a Grip on a Hot Topic

An international team of scientists from Los Alamos National Laboratory, Imperial College London (IC), and Kiel University (CAU), headed by Professor Michael Bonitz of...