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Award for Paper on Simulation of Flow Processes

12 10 2015

SIAM Society honours research publication in the field of applied mathematics With one of the highest possible awards in the field …

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Durch die ultraschnelle, aber zugleich gezielte Bindung rast der Rezeptor (goldfarben) durch die mit ungeordneten Proteinen gefüllte Pore in den Zellkern, während unerwünschte Moleküle ferngehalten werden. (Bild: Mercadante /HITS) The ultrafast and yet selective binding allows the receptor (gold) to rapidly travel through the pore filled with disordered proteins (blue) into the nucleus, while any unwanted molecules are kept outside. (Image: Mercadante /HITS)

In “Cell”: Floppy but fast

09 10 2015

Inside cells, communication between the nucleus, which harbours our precious genetic material, and the cytoplasm is mediated by the constant exchange …

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Universum: Simulationen am Supercomputer

10 09 2015

This text is only available in German. Davon träumt die Wissenschaft: An einem Computer zu simulieren, wie sich das Universum …

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Spindle pole body bridge on the front cover

13 08 2015

HITS scientists Musa Özboyaci and Prof. Rebecca Wade (MCM group) have performed calculations that help to understand the process of cell …

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How Human Cells Can Dissolve Damaging Protein Aggregates

11 08 2015

Heidelberg researchers decode fundamental mechanism using in-vitro experiments Cellular repair systems can dissolve aggregated proteins and now Heidelberg researchers have successfully …

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Research that gets under the skin: HITS involved in new DFG Program

05 06 2015

A new Priority Program of the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG) focuses on our biggest organ – the skin. The program …

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New Standards in Biotechnology

21 05 2015

A new working group for data processing and integration in biotechnology has been set up by the International Organization for Standardization, …

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Heidelberg Researchers Find Unusually Elastic Protein

26 01 2015

Scientists at Heidelberg University and the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS) have discovered an unusually elastic protein in one of …

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Oxidative stress: Alternative utilization of glucose ensures survival of the cell

15 01 2015

Oxidative stress in the cell blocks the normal sugar metabolism. Scientists from the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) and the team …

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