The basis for mitochondria, essential cellular powerhouses

Mitochondria are vital for the human body as cellular powerhouses: They possess more than 1000 different proteins, required for many central metabolic pathways. Dysfunction of these lead to severe diseases, especially of ...

New challenges for wolf conservation

People view the wolf as either a threatening predator or a sign of a healthy natural habitat. Many proponents of nature and animal conservation welcome the spread of wolf populations in Germany. By contrast, farmers who graze ...

Understanding the role of underground connections in hydrology

Topographically sketched catchment areas are a spatial unit based on the shapes of the earth's surface. They show how human activities and climate change influence the available quantities of water. Knowledge of these units ...

Cells: Divide and enlarge

By far the most important process in cell development is how cells divide and then enlarge in order to multiply.

Solar telescope GREGOR unveils magnetic details of the sun

The Sun is our star and has a profound influence on our planet, life, and civilization. By studying the magnetism on the Sun, we can understand its influence on Earth and minimize damage of satellites and technological infrastructure. ...

Breaking the limit of chemical compounds

Since the end of the 19th century, transition metal carbonyls have been an important and familiar class of compound in coordination chemistry and organometallic chemistry. In these materials, carbon monoxide molecules (CO) ...

Germany: A national survey about the corona pandemic

Researchers from the University of Freiburg, Stuttgart and the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universit√§t M√ľnchen conducted an online survey of more than 7,800 people in Germany from May 7-17, 2020 about their experiences and attitudes ...

Programming with the light switch

In the development of autonomous systems and materials, self-assembling molecular structures controlled by chemical reaction networks are increasingly important. However, there is a lack of simple external mechanisms that ...

Global database for Karst spring discharges

When carbonate rocks weather, karst landscapes are formed. The groundwater reserves in these layers of earth currently supply 10 to 20 percent of the world population with drinking water. So far, however, researchers have ...

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