Scientific News

New insights into the regulation of haemostasis

28. November 2018

German Scientists investigate the structure of the von Willebrand factor (VWF), a key protein involved in blood clotting. HITS researchers from …

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ESCAPE: Launch of the European Project for Data Management in Astronomy

20. November 2018

2019 marks the beginning of one of the biggest projects for data management in astronomy. The „European Science Cluster for Astronomy & Particle …

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Parasites discovered in fossil fly pupae

28. August 2018

Parasitic wasps existed as early as several million years ago. Within a project coordinated by Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), researchers …

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The need for speed: Why malaria parasites are faster than human immune cells

20. July 2018

Elementary cytoskeleton protein is different in parasites and represents a starting point for a possible new therapy against malaria infections. Researchers …

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New computational method for drug discovery

11. July 2018

HITS researchers developed tauRAMD, a tool to predict drug-target residence times from short simulations. The method is illustrated on the cover …

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Accelerated reactions in condensed bio-matter?

19. June 2018

HITS researcher Dr. Kashif Sadiq explores ribonucleoprotein granules, a condensed form of bio-matter found inside cells. He investigates whether the rate …

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Protein analysis: Less is more

27. March 2018

CONAN to the rescue! The new software-package for molecular dynamic simulations compresses 3D data to contact maps and helps to analyze …

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Phylogenetic Tools: Software Quality Tests Yield Best Practices

1. March 2018

Life science research increasingly runs on software. A good fraction, perhaps even most of it, is made by academics, for academics: …

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EuroNeurotrophin project starts

1. March 2018

14 Early Stage Researchers to be trained in a European training network for the discovery of small molecule neurotrophin mimetics as candidate …

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Better Weather Forecasts for Africa: Development Assistance 2.0

7. February 2018

Precipitation forecasts are very useful for agricultural areas such as the Sahel. However, while there are reliable models and measurements for …

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