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Asocial media

The incidence of abusive commentary on social media is rising. Media specialists Carsten Reinemann and Christoph Neuberger are exploring the grounds for this development, and have invited journalist Dunja Hayali to discuss ...

dateJan 19, 2018 in Internet
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Luminescent lizards

Chameleons are known to communicate with conspecifics by altering their surface coloration. Munich researchers have now found that the bony tubercles on the heads of many species fluoresce under UV light and form impressive ...

dateJan 15, 2018 in Plants & Animals
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Finding form by folding

Ribosomes are the organelles responsible for protein synthesis in cells. LMU researchers have now dissected early steps in their assembly and visualized how their RNA components fold correctly and find their places in the ...

dateJan 08, 2018 in Cell & Microbiology
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It´s a matter of gradients

Thermophoresis for the energy supply of early cells. NIM scientist Dr Christof Mast and his team suggest thermally driven formation of pH gradients and proton flux as source of chemical energy conversion in early stages of ...

dateDec 06, 2017 in Materials Science
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The Archaeopteryx that wasn't

Paleontologists at LMU correct a case of misinterpretation: The first fossil "Archaeopteryx" to be discovered is actually a predatory dinosaur belonging to the anchiornithid family, which was previously known only from finds ...

dateDec 04, 2017 in Archaeology & Fossils
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Risk-free gene reactivation

Chemical modification of DNA subunits contribute to the regulation of gene expression. Researchers from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich have now deciphered a new pathway can reactivate genes that have been ...

dateDec 01, 2017 in Biochemistry
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Fixated on food?

Contrast has an impact on the optokinetic reflex, which enables us to clearly perceive the landscape from a moving train. Researchers from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich have now shown that visual features ...

dateNov 20, 2017 in Plants & Animals
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