Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

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New beacons light up the interior

LMU's Ralf Jungmann develops modes of microscopy that can resolve cellular structures with dimensions on the order of nanometers. He has now succeeded in imaging actin networks in cells in greater detail than before.

dateJun 20, 2018 in Biochemistry
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Structural biology: Until the last cut

Ribosomes are the cell's protein factories. Researchers from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich have now structurally characterized late stages in the assembly of the human small ribosomal subunit, yielding detailed ...

dateJun 13, 2018 in Cell & Microbiology
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Plant symbioses—fragile partnerships

All plants require an adequate supply of inorganic nutrients, such as fixed nitrogen (usually in the form of ammonia or nitrate), for growth. A special group of flowering plants thus depends on close symbiotic relationships ...

dateMay 25, 2018 in Biotechnology
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Lighting up DNA-based nanostructures

Biophysicists from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich have used a new variant of super-resolution microscopy to visualize all the strands of a DNA-based nanostructure for the first time. The method promises to ...

dateApr 24, 2018 in Nanophysics
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Molecular motor: Four states of rotation

With the help of ultrafast spectroscopy and quantum mechanical calculations, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich researchers have characterized the complete rotational cycle of the light-driven, chemical motor ...

dateApr 20, 2018 in Materials Science
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Optical 'overtones' for solar cells

NIM scientists from LMU Munich have found a new effect regarding the optical excitation of charge carriers in a solar semiconductor. It could facilitate the utilization of infrared light, which is normally lost in solar devices.

dateApr 19, 2018 in Materials Science
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