'Work environment' affects protein properties

The function of proteins, which fulfil various tasks inside the cells, is often analysed in aqueous buffer solutions. However, it is not known, for example in case of pharmaceutical studies, if they work in the same way in ...

dateJul 03, 2014 in Biochemistry
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Binary stars are more common than we thought

High-mass stars are rarely solitary. This is what Bochum's astronomers found out at the Ruhr-Universität's (RUB's) observatory in Chile. For several years, they observed 800 celestial objects that are up to one hundred times ...

dateJun 16, 2014 in Astronomy
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Electromobility as privacy hazard

Consumers who charge an electric vehicle on a regular basis may leave a data trail. With each charging process, the system saves when and where it took place and which customer paid for it – a privacy risk, says Tilman ...

dateJun 03, 2014 in Energy & Green Tech
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Effects of environmental stress on water organisms

Biodiversity on Earth is in rapid decline, and flowing waters are particularly affected. A team of biologists at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB), headed by Dr Florian Leese, analyses which environmental influences affect ...

dateMay 07, 2014 in Ecology
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Small peptides as potential antibiotics

Small peptides attack bacteria in many different ways and may well become a new generation of antibiotics. Biologists at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) have been researching how such peptides kill bacterial cells. "It ...

dateMar 25, 2014 in Cell & Microbiology
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