08/25/2019
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  • From civil war to the laboratory
    Like many employers in the public and private sector, the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) as a scientific institution also makes a contribution towards the integration of people from th...
  • Light Opens and Closes Windows in Membranes
    Researchers of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Universität Hannover developed novel membranes, whose selectivity can be switched dynamically with the help of light. For this purpose, az...
  • New Crystallography platform inaugurated
    A refurbished and upgraded High-Throughput Crystallography (HTX) platform has been launched on the European Photon and Neutron Science (EPN) Campus in Grenoble. The platform offers robotics for cry...
  • Ultimate resolution limit in fluorescence microscopy achieved
    It is the holy grail of light microscopy: improving the resolving power of this method such that one can individually discern molecules that are very close to each other. Scientists around the Nobe...
  • Structure of HIV capsid within virus visualised
    For the first time, the intricate structure of HIV capsid proteins has been visualised in the virus itself. Using subnanometre-resolution cryo-electron tomography, PhD student Simone Mattei looked ...
  • Immunotherapy for cancer: identifying suitable target antigens by mass spectrometry
    New cancer therapies harness the immune system to fight tumors. One of the main principles behind these therapies is to find out precisely which molecules on cancer cells trigger an immune response...
  • Optical tractor beam traps bacteria
    Up to now, if scientists wanted to study blood cells, algae, or bacteria under the microscope, they had to mount these cells on a substrate such as a glass slide. Physicists at Bielefeld and Frankf...
  • Perfect crystals from 'flying' drops
    Crystals that don't experience mechanical stress during growth, will be of superior quality. Levitate the liquid metal, is the idea behind the new project 'Perfecting metal crystals', led by the Un...
  • How does ice melt? Layer by layer!
    We all know that ice melts at 0°C. However, already 150 years ago the famous physicist Michael Faraday discovered that at the surface of frozen ice, well below 0°C, a thin film of liquid-like water...
  • Using synthetic photosynthesis to combat climate change
    In future, greenhouse gas carbon dioxide could be removed from the atmosphere by deploying a new biological method. A team headed by Tobias Erb, Leader of a Research Group at the Max Planck Institu...
  • Ice crystals first grow at defects on the particle surface
    In the atmosphere, feldspar particles act as ice nuclei that make ice crystals grow in clouds and enable precipitation. The reason was found by researchers of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT...
  • Strengthening nanotechnology for Europe
    Nanotechnology is a 21st century technology. It allows products of just a few nanometres in size to be produced in any shape desired: for microprocessors, for electronic circuits in computers and i...
  • New label-free microscope enables dynamic, high-res imaging of cell interactions
    University of Illinois Electrical & Computer Engineering and Bioengineering Professor Brian Cunningham's Nano Sensors group has invented a novel live-cell imaging method that could someday help bio...
  • Essential compass in more efficient bioplastic machineries
    Plastics and other polymers are used every day. These polymers are mostly made from fossil resources by refining petrochemicals. On the other hand, many microorganisms naturally synthesize polyeste...
  • Cells-on-chip as a powerful experimental tool
    JRC scientists, in collaboration with researchers from the University of Lyon (Fr), reviewed the latest advances in multiplex cell microarrays for high-throughput screening allowing for high-throug...
  • IUPAC Announces the Names of the Elements 113, 115, 117, and 118
    On 28 November 2016, the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) approved the name and symbols for four elements: nihonium (Nh), moscovium (Mc), tennessine (Ts), and oganesson (Og...
  • First detection of ammonia in the upper troposphere
    Population is growing, climate is warming - hence, emission of ammonia (NH3) trace gas from e.g. agriculture will increase worldwide. Recently, scientists of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)...
  • Mysteries of enzyme mechanism revealed
    An international research team led by the University of Leicester has made a breakthrough advance by trapping an intermediate in the mechanism of enzymes called heme peroxidases and determining its...
  • Paving the way for the redefinition of the ampere
    The universe of physics is experiencing great changes: by 2018, scientists want to place all physical base units on solid, unchangeable foundation in the form of fundamental constants. The units "m...
  • Developing portable hydrogen-stored plastic
    A research group led by Professor Hiroyuki Nishide and Professor Kenichi Oyaizu from the Department of Applied Chemistry developed a polymer to store hydrogen, a compact and flexible sheet which is...
  • Living organisms can be persuaded to make silicon-carbon bonds
    Molecules with silicon-carbon, or organosilicon, compounds are found in pharmaceuticals as well as in many other products, including agricultural chemicals, paints, semiconductors, and computer and...