Scientific News

How black holes shape the cosmos

1. February 2018

Astrophysicists from Heidelberg, Garching, and the USA gained new insights into the formation and evolution of galaxies. They calculated how black …

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The Mexican axolotl Ambystoma mexicanum (Copyright: IMP)

The largest genome ever: Decoding the Axolotl

24. January 2018

A team of researchers led by scientists in Vienna, Dresden and Heidelberg has decoded the entire genetic information of the Mexican …

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A new genome for regeneration research

24. January 2018

The planarian flatworm Schmidtea mediterranea is an extraordinary animal. Even when cut into tiny pieces, each piece can regenerate back into …

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A matter of mobility: multidisciplinary paper suggests new strategy for drug discovery

15. January 2018

A joint industry/academia study of a cancer target protein reveals unusual relation between binding site flexibility and drug-target lifetime. The …

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Library of galaxy histories reconstructed from motions of stars

4. January 2018

The CALIFA survey allows to map the orbits of the stars of a sample of 300 galaxies, a fundamental information to know …

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Neutron Stars on the Brink of Collapse

4. December 2017

Neutron stars are the densest objects in the Universe; however, their exact characteristics remain unknown. Using simulations based on recent observations, …

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Noisy cell membranes

25. October 2017

Rapid information transfer is vital for the inner workings of body tissues. With computer simulations, researchers from Colombia and Germany found …

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The science of forecasting: Models and data instead of crystal balls

6. October 2017

“Summer School” in Heidelberg in the framework of the “ScienceFore” Project, led by Tilmann Gneiting (HITS). The project is funded by …

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SDBV Research: Operation Explorer

19. June 2017

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Protected: Chaotically Magnetized Cloud Is No Place to Build a Star, or Is It?

14. June 2017

U.S. astronomers and astrophysicists found that stars can emerge from a wider range of conditions as previously thought. For their …

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