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18 Current news of Ruhr-Universität Bochumrss
Researchers in Bochum examine the effect of TMS: Stimulus patterns specifically change the activity of certain nerve cells
What sounds like science fiction is actually possible: thanks to magnetic stimulation, the activity of certain brain nerve cells can be deliberately influenced. What happens in the brain in this context has been unclear up to now. Medical experts from Bochum under the leadership of Prof. ...
Bochum’s researchers discover proton diode
Biophysicists in Bochum have discovered a diode for protons: just like the electronic component determines the direction of flow of electric current, the “proton diode” ensures that protons can only pass through a cell membrane in one direction. Water molecules play an important role here as ...
Researchers from Bochum have isolated the substance in cowshed dust that possibly protects farm children from developing allergies and allergic asthma, namely the plant sugar molecule arabinogalactan. If high concentrations thereof are inhaled during the first year of life it inhibits the ...
Effect is comparable to potent psychotropic drugs
Instead of a sleeping pill or a mood enhancer, a nose full of jasmine from Gardenia jasminoides could also help: in collaboration with Dr. Olga Sergeeva and Prof. Helmut Hass from the Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf, researchers from Bochum led by Prof. Dr. Dr. Dr. Hanns Hatt have ...
Biomolecular solutes perturb choreography
Using Terahertz spectroscopy, RUB-chemists recently detected the surprisingly long-ranged influence of solvated biomolecules on the “dance” of surrounding water molecules. With extensive simulations on a supercomputer, they now succeeded in describing this choreography in detail. In the ...
Ghent University creates revolution in protein research
All of life is founded on the interactions of millions of proteins. These are the building blocks for cells and form the molecular mechanisms of life. The problem is that proteins are extremely difficult to study, particularly because there are so many of them and they appear in all sizes and ...
The Journal of Biological Chemistry has ranked this documentation as “Paper of the Week.”
A virus that infects the marine cyanobacterium Prochlorococcus can produce specific pigments more effectively than its host can. It requires only one enzyme, in contrast to the host Prochlorococcus, which needs two enzymes. The virus makes use of phycoerythrobilin synthase, a “two in one” ...
Ascenion receives equity in Protectimmun
March 2007 saw the founding of a new company, Protectimmun GmbH, to exploit groundbreaking research in allergy prevention from the Research Center Borstel (FZB) and the Ruhr-Universität Bochum. The goal of the company is to develop a drug that will protect children from developing hay fever ...