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  • Throwing a loop to silence gene expression

    9/2/2014 - Helmholtz - All Press Releases

    Cells attach so-called ‘epigenetic’ signals to their genome to select which part of their genetic information is used. Scientists from the German Cancer Research Center  
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  • Ethanol fireplaces: the underestimated risk

    9/2/2014 - Research In Germany

    Ethanol fireplaces are becoming more and more popular. However, they are not only highly combustible – in the past, severe accents have occurred repeatedly with  
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  • On the way to a safe and secure Smart Home

    9/2/2014 - Research In Germany

    A growing number of household operations can be managed via the Internet. Today’s “Smart Home” promises efficient building management. But often the systems   
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  • Discovery of a new way of developing resistance

    9/2/2014 - Research In Germany

    People use antibiotics far too often, with the result that pathogenic bacteria are becoming more and more resistant to these drugs. However, there is also another cause of  
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  • Zooming in for a safe flight

    9/2/2014 - Research In Germany

    Bats do not use sight to navigate when flying. Instead, they emit ultrasound pulses and measure the echoes reflected from their surroundings. They have an extremely flexible  
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  • Central biobank for drug research

    9/2/2014 - Research In Germany

    For the development of new drugs it is crucial to work with stem cells, as these allow scientists to study the effects of new active pharmaceutical ingredients. But it has  
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  • Oldest representative of a weird arthropod group

    9/2/2014 - Research In Germany

    LMU biologists have assigned a number of 435-million-year-old fossils to a new genus of predatory arthropods. These animals lived in shallow marine habitats and were far less   
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  • Potential therapy for incurable Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease

    9/2/2014 - Research In Germany

    Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 1A is the most common inherited disease affecting the peripheral nervous system. Researchers from the Department of Neurogenetics at the Max  
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  • Detection of pp-neutrinos provides first direct measurement of solar power at its production

    9/2/2014 - Research In Germany

    For the first time in the history of the scientific inquiry of our Sun, a measurement of the solar power in the instant of its production has become possible. The results of  
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  • Growing nanotubes in a targeted way

    9/2/2014 - Research In Germany

    They are light yet stronger than steel, as a semiconductor they are more efficient than silicon, and they conduct electricity better than copper: carbon nanotubes. For the  
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