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Turkish whistling makes asymmetries in the brain disappear

19-Aug-2015

Researchers at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum have debunked the theory that the left brain hemisphere is dominant in the processing of all languages. To date, it has been assumed that that dominance is not determined by the physical structure of a given language. However, the biopsychologists have ...

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Assessing quality of flowing waters with DNA analyses

Organisms in streams and rivers shed light on quality of waters

10-Jul-2015

The quality of waters can be assessed using of the organisms occurring therein. This approach often results in errors, because many species look alike. Therefore, new methods focus on DNA analyses instead. Biologists at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) have optimised the process so that they are ...

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Detecting lung cancer at an early stage

Marker-free, automatic procedure facilitates prognosis regarding tumour aggressiveness

22-Apr-2015

A new diagnostic method, namely spectral histopathology, facilitates marker-free detection of individual subtypes of lung cancers. It was developed by researchers at the PURE consortium at Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB). They have successfully applied it in collaboration with clinicians at the ...

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Measurable for the first time: How bio molecules react to lack of space

Sensor demonstrates lack of space in living cells

07-Jan-2015

Proteins and other bio molecules are often analysed exclusively in aqueous solutions in test tubes. But it is uncertain if these experimental studies can be transferred to the densely-packed cellular environment. The Bochum-based researchers from the team of Junior Professor Dr Simon Ebbinghaus ...

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Researchers discover protein protecting against chlorine

RidA protects intestinal bacteria from immune activity

22-Dec-2014

Chlorine is a common disinfectant that is used to kill bacteria, for example in swimming pools and drinking water supplies. Our immune system also produces chlorine, which causes proteins in bacteria to lose their natural folding. These unfolded proteins then begin to clump and lose their ...

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How memories form: A glimpse into the 3D brain

08-Oct-2014

People who wish to know how memory works are forced to take a glimpse into the brain. They can now do so without bloodshed: RUB researchers have developed a new method for creating 3D models of memory-relevant brain structures. They published their results in the trade journal “Frontiers in ...

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Internet addiction on the rise

Depressive disorders, anxiety disorders and ADHS are most common concomitants

06-Oct-2014

Internet addicts often suffer from concomitant disorders, most frequently from depressive disorders, anxiety disorders and ADHS. PD Dr med. Bert te Wildt studies this phenomenon at the Ruhr-Universität’s LWL Clinic for Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy. Spectrum of concomitant disorders ...

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Green light for clever algae

Researchers study extraordinary phycobiliproteins

30-Sep-2014

Phytoplankton not only constitutes the foundation of the food chain in the oceans, it also fixes carbon through photosynthesis and generates oxygen with the help of solar energy. A considerable part of phytoplankton is made up of cryptophytes, complex single-cell algae. In the course of ...

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Algae deliver hydrogen

Modified enzymes enable efficient hydrogen production

29-Sep-2014

Hydrogen as a regenerative fuel produced in gigantic water tanks full of algae, which need nothing more than sunlight to produce the promising green energy carrier: a great idea in theory, but one that fails due to the vast amount of space required for the production process. Scientists from the ...

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"Funnel" attracts bonding partners to biomolecule

Water movement as detection aid for molecules

26-Sep-2014

Water is a ubiquitous solvent in all life sciences – sometimes referred to as the "matrix of life". Contrary to earlier assumptions, it is not a passive witness of biochemical processes; rather, it participates in them actively. By influencing the movement of water molecules surrounding their ...

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