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The annual award recognizes outstanding and sustained contributions by an early-career researcher to biological physics
Armita Nourmohammad, Max Planck Research Group Leader at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization (MPIDS) and Assistant Professor of Physics at the University of Washington received the Early Career Award from the American Physical Society (APS), Division of Biological Physics. The annual award recognizes outstanding and sustained contributions by an early-career researcher to biological physics. In choosing Armita Nourmohammad…
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Collaboration project receives one million euros from the Leibniz Association
One in 500 children is born with hearing impairment, and in 50 to 70 percent of cases a genetic defect is the cause. In a joint research project, the German Primate Center - Leibniz Institute for Primate Research, the University Medical Center Göttingen and the Max Planck Institute for Experimental Medicine want to establish a gene therapy that can be used to treat hereditary deafness. The method is to be developed on marmoset monkeys and then…
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The Ministry of Science and Culture of Lower Saxony awarded the researcher the prestigious Lower Saxony Science Award in the category "Scientist in an early career phase".
On November 17, 2021, the Ministry of Science and Culture of Lower Saxony awarded the researcher of the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization (MPIDS) in Göttingen the prestigious Lower Saxony Science Award in the category "Scientist in an early career phase". With this award, the state of Lower Saxony annually honors scientists, who distinguish themselves through particular professional excellence as well as through their…
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Forest scientists at Göttingen University develop plant-based, environmentally friendly material
Building insulation has become an increasingly important topic in recent years. Good exterior insulation reduces heating costs, which means lower CO2 emissions. Nowadays, sustainable natural insulation materials are already available for the interiors of buildings. But what does sustainability really mean? It means the material should be environmentally friendly and made from renewable raw materials, it must have good thermal insulation and fire…
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DFG extends funding for Göttingen University Research Training Group in Forest Sciences
The German Research Foundation (DFG) has extended funding for the Research Training Group “Enrichment of European beech forests with conifers: impacts of functional traits on ecosystem functioning” at the University of Göttingen. The Research Training Group (RTG) will receive around four million euros over the next four and a half years. The second funding period begins on 1 April 2022. In the Research Training Group, scientists from forest…
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Niedersächsisches Verbund-Forschungsprojekt „DEFEAT Corona“ erhebt Daten zu Langzeitfolgen einer Infektion mit SARS-CoV-2 und zu Langzeitauswirkungen der Corona-Pandemie auf das tägliche Leben.
Welche Beschwerden haben Menschen nach einer überstandenen Corona-Infektion? Welche Rolle spielen bestimmte Antikörper dabei? Wie haben sich das Privat- und Berufsleben von Menschen mit oder ohne Corona-Infektion im Verlauf der Pandemie verändert? Welche Therapiemaßnahmen können bei Long COVID helfen? Zu den Langzeitfolgen der Corona-Pandemie erheben niedersächsische Forscher*innen aus Göttingen, Hannover und Braunschweig/Wolfenbüttel im Verbund…
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International research team of astronomers including Göttingen University use “dynamical method” to discover small black hole
Using the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope (ESO’s VLT), astronomers including the University of Göttingen have discovered a small black hole outside the Milky Way by looking at how it influences the motion of a nearby star. This is the first time this detection method has been used to reveal the presence of a black hole outside our galaxy. The method could be key to finding hidden black holes in the Milky Way and nearby…
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Research team led by University of Göttingen investigates the importance of “tight junctions” for cell movement
The ability of cells to move together in harmony is crucial for numerous biological processes in our body, for example wound healing, or the healthy development of an organism. This movement is made possible by the connections between individual cells. These connections, in turn, are established by various protein molecules which transfer the necessary forces and information between neighbouring cells. A research team led by the University of…
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Male and female Guinea baboons are equally successful at leading the group
The sun rises over the Senegalese savannah. The Guinea baboons have spent the night on their sleeping trees and set off together to forage. In order to depart simultaneously as a group and roam together during the day, the animals have to coordinate well. Researchers from the German Primate Center (DPZ) – Leibniz Institute for Primate Research have studied which animals lead the group and how they decide when and in which direction to set off.…
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Göttingen University research team examines interplay of attitude and eating habits in German citizens
Climate change is now attracting enormous media attention and, in particular, affects the future of young people. Many factors have an influence on the climate. One of them, which consumers can control, is their own diet. A research team from the University of Göttingen has investigated awareness of climate change in conjunction with young people's individual food choices. The results were published in the journal Cleaner and Responsible…
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