Digital babies created to improve infant healthcare

24. June 2024

Researchers at University of Galway, the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS) and Heidelberg University have created digital babies to better …

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Stretched beyond the limits of the cell: the molecular biomechanics of collagen

22. May 2024

HITS researcher Frauke Gräter receives an HFSP Research Grant Award for a project on a novel form of mechanosensing. Together …

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A clear view on magnetic stars through a beautiful nebula

12. April 2024

An international team of astronomers have solved a stellar mystery utilizing new data from the European Southern Observatory (ESO), and confirm …

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Of bantam brains and fancy footwork: bioinformatics tools help reveal complexity of avian evolution

1. April 2024

In 2014 the Science journal featured an article on the bird tree of life, mentioning the essential role of algorithms and supercomputers …

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Registration now open: 2nd SIMPLAIX Workshop on “Machine Learning for Multiscale Molecular Modeling”

24. January 2024

The 2nd SIMPLAIX Workshop on “Machine Learning for Multiscale Molecular Modeling” will take place in the Studio Villa Bosch in Heidelberg …

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New observations confirm computer models how massive stars are born as multiples

16. January 2024

Astrophysicists have predicted the multiplicity of massive star births for a long time. But so far, there was little observational evidence …

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With AI towards new cardiac drugs

28. November 2023

In a recently published perspective (“Aktuelle Kardiologie” 2023; 12(06): 450 – 458), researchers in the “Molecular and Cellular Modeling” group at HITS and the “Section of …

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Drug formulation: Help to find the right ingredients

17. October 2023

The active ingredients of many medicines are poorly water-soluble and require suitable formulation to enable them to be orally administered and …

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Holding on to letting go – the Power of Bonds in Cell Stability

1. August 2023

Two-component adhesives are a brilliant invention. Scientists at the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS) have found that the principle behind …

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The Universal Sound of Black Holes

31. July 2023

They are mysterious, exciting and inescapable – black holes are some of the most exotic objects in the Universe. With gravitational-wave detectors, …

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