Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

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Enigmatic lichen-derived compound synthesized

Researchers at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich report the first biomimetic chemical synthesis of portentol, a natural product found in lichens. The synthesis confirms a biosynthetic hypothesis that explains how portentol ...

dateNov 13, 2015 in Materials Science
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Lighting up liraglutide

Ludwig Maximilian University researchers have incorporated a light-sensitive switch into liraglutide, a drug that is used to treat diabetes. In the long term, the new photoresponsive variant could help to alleviate the side-effects ...

dateNov 13, 2015 in Biochemistry
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Quantum matter stuck in unrest

Using ultracold atoms trapped in light crystals, scientists from the MPQ, LMU, and the Weizmann Institute observe a novel state of matter that never thermalizes.

dateJul 31, 2015 in Quantum Physics
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