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Food chain in the dark

03-Aug-2021

The discovery is groundbreaking: previously unknown viruses live in the subsoil of our planet, they infect unicellular microorganisms, the so-called Altiarchaea. The remarkable thing is that they start the food chain in an ecosystem that is actually hidden from our eyes. An international team led ...

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Artificial intelligence: Swarm learning decodes biomolecules

28-Jul-2021

They are often referred to as the "building blocks of life": Biomolecules. To understand and use their function in the body, one must know their structure. A complex and sometimes imprecise matter. This is where the new method developed at the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE) together with ...

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Switching Off the "Survival Protein" for Cancer Cells

Customized molecules block pivotal site of the protein

11-Mar-2021

It is called the "survival protein" because it plays a central role in the growth of cancer cells: survivin influences two important processes in the body's cells at the same time – cell death and cell division. Chemists and biologists at the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE) have now succeeded ...

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More Education May not Protect Against Dementia

30-Nov-2020

The state of knowledge seemed clear: school education protects against dementia. Every school year is supposed to reduce the risk of developing dementia in later life by up to seven percent. Researchers at the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE) have shown quite some perseverance and have now ...

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Potential Beginning of Life Simulated in Lab

Did life originate not on the ground but underground?

15-Jun-2020

Scientists atUniversity of Duisburg-Essen (UDE) have substantiated their theory that first life could have begun deep in the earth's crust. In their experiments, structures that were inanimate developed survival strategies within a short time. In the beginning there was the vesicle: A ...

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Phagocytes versus killer cells

A closer look into the tumour tissue

22-Oct-2019

They are first class at fighting infections. However, neutrophils, specialized phagocytic white blood cells of the immune system, can also promote the growth of cancer. A research team led by Professor Sven Brandau from the Ear, Nose and Throat Clinic of the University Hospital Essen (UK Essen) ...

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Agilent and University of Duisburg-Essen Announce Collaboration Agreement

New Teaching and Research Center for Separation

28-May-2018

Agilent Technologies Inc. and the University of Duisburg-Essen has formed a collaboration agreement that brings together Agilent's leading analytical technologies with the University's outstanding researchers. As part of the collaboration, Agilent will support the university with a broad range of ...

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A dangerous bond

New receptors discovered for stomach germ Helicobacter pylori

20-Oct-2016

Helicobacter pylori is a bacterium that can colonize the human stomach – sometimes with fatal consequences. A research group led by Prof. Markus Gerhard of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and Assistant Professor Dr. Bernhard B. Singer of the Institute for Anatomy at the Faculty of ...

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Researchers block plant hormone

A small molecule inhibits jasmonic acid and helps to explain its effects

21-Aug-2014

Researchers trying to get new information about the metabolism of plants can switch off individual genes and study the resulting changes. However, Erich Kombrink from the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research in Cologne and Markus Kaiser from the University of Duisburg-Essen adopt a ...

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Genetically active nano-calcium phosphate paste for bioactive bone grafts

19-Feb-2013

A genetically active nanoparticle calcium phosphate bone paste has been developed by scientists working in Germany, who claim that the material can act as a gene-delivery agent as well as a biodegradable bone graft. Calcium phosphates make up the majority of synthetic bone substitution materials, ...

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