Periodontitis: Researchers search for a new active substance

Targeted, efficient and with few side effects: A new method for combating periodontitis could render the use of broad-spectrum antibiotics superfluous. It was developed and tested for the first time by a team from Martin ...

New drug inhibits the growth of cancer cells

A newly developed compound starves cancer cells by attacking their "power plants"—the so-called mitochondria. The new compound prevents the genetic information within mitochondria from being read. Researchers from the Max ...

Collaboration yields promising material for quantum computing

Researchers at the Microsoft Quantum Materials Lab and the University of Copenhagen, working closely together, have succeeded in realizing an important and promising material for use in a future quantum computer. For this ...

A new way of combating fungal infections

In agriculture, fungicides are used to combat fungal infections, and in medicine, antimycotics—both of which have their drawbacks. The microbiologist Florentine Marx-Ladurner is working on a new, more natural active antifungal ...

New method to fight cancer with molecular fibers

According to the Federal Statistical Office of Germany, cancer is one of the most frequent causes of death, accounting for almost 25% of all deaths. Chemotherapy is often used as a treatment, but brings side effects for healthy ...

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