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lung damage

New Approaches to Toxicology

Inhalation of toxic substances can result in considerable damage to the airways and the lungs. Such deleterious compounds, which include reactive oxygen species, are...
immune system

The Body’s Street Sweepers

The active role of blood platelets in immune defense has been underestimated. A new study now published by LMU medical researchers led by Dr....
gastric cancer

How Helicobacter Pylori Causes Gastric Cancer

Gastric cancer is one of the five most fatal types of cancer. According to the statistics of the World Health Organization (WHO), about 750,000...
immune system

Insight into the Immune System

Fundamental new insights into the functioning of the immune system and a new approach to treating autoimmune diseases: these are among the achievements of...
quantum computers

Classical Mechanics Helps Control Quantum Computers

Quantum technology is seen as an important future-oriented technology: smaller, faster and with higher performance than conventional electronics. However, exploiting quantum effects is difficult...
molecular thermometer

Scientists Develop Molecular Thermometer for Contactless Measurement Using Infrared Light

Chemists at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) in cooperation with researchers of the German Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM) in Berlin...
molecules

A Seating Plan for Molecules

Individual pieces of a jigsaw puzzle joined together as if moved by magic – that is what FAU materials researchers imagine when they apply...
pharmaceutical synthesis

Domino Effect in Pharmaceutical Synthesis

Chemists at Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) headed by Prof. Dr. Svetlana B. Tsogoeva at the Chair of Organic Chemistry I have made research into...
Achilles’ heel

Unlocking the Secrets of the Achilles’ Heel

Walking, running, sprinting – every movement of the foot stretches the Achilles’ tendon. When jumping, the loads can approach ten times the body weight....
Miniature particle accelerator

Miniature Particle Accelerator Saves on Contrast Agents

The most prevalent method for obtaining images of clogged coronary vessels is coronary angiography. For some patients, however, the contrast agents used in this...
immunization

A Question of Timing

Lymphocytes play a central role in the body’s adaptive immune system, which is vital for the recognition and elimination of bacterial and viral pathogens....
opto-acoustic imaging

DFG Supports Development of a Sound Sorter

Opto-acoustics is a rapidly developing, non-invasive technique for three-dimensional imaging in tissue with relatively high penetration depth, in some cases in the centimetre range....
helium molecules

Partnership at a Distance: Deep-frozen Helium Molecules

Helium atoms are loners. Only when you cool them to very low temperatures do they form extremely weakly bonded molecules. Yet even in this...
protons

A Watershed Moment in Understanding How H2O Conducts Electricity

Scientists have taken spectroscopic snapshots of nature’s most mysterious relay race: the passage of extra protons from one water molecule to another during conductivity.The...
stomach infections

Studies Offer New Insights for Treating Stomach Infections

Writing in the journal ‘Nature Microbiology’, a team of researchers from the Technical University of Munich (TUM), the University of Duisburg-Essen at Essen University...
Helicobacter pylori

A Dangerous Bond

Helicobacter pylori infection usually occurs during childhood. The bacterium is widely spread: every third person in Germany and every other person worldwide is a...
pathogenicity

The Key to Pathogenicity

The rod-shaped bacterium Helicobacter pylori colonizes the surface of the cells that make up the lining of the stomach, and can cause gastritis, peptic...