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Time off. Computer off. But the mind keeps going round and round in circles. And when the mobile phone lights up seductively, you’re quickly back at work. Marcel Kern is researching how to escape this spiral.
A new study shows how effective it is to exercise body and mind.
Who would have thought it of bacteria: they are capable of sneaking up on other microorganisms to kill and eat them.
Cosmic rays seem to surround us everywhere. This is precisely what makes it difficult to find its sources. It would be helpful if we could trace their path through space. A new programme can help.
Scientists can use laser radiation to print tiny structures with high precision. This approach enables them to mimic the superpowers of animals and plants and makes them accessible for engineering applications.
Compared to the energy efficiency of avian brains, mammals are no match.
It’s surprisingly easy to feel happier and healthier – and it’s free.
Today, when an algorithm identifies a tumour in a tissue sample, it doesn’t reveal how it arrived at this result. And that’s not very trustworthy. Researchers in Bochum are therefore pursuing a new approach.
Defective virus particles could be a decoy to distract the immune system from fighting infectious viruses.
Numerous studies have shown that people relate to online teaching in a different way than to in-person classes. Bochum-based researchers have explored whether the body also experiences a difference.
The protein SPL7 regulates nutrient uptake from the soil, as known before. Now it emerges that this protein also plays a role in a completely different context.
Antibiotic resistance is a matter of common knowledge. And the same phenomenon also occurs with drugs against pathogenic fungi. What causes it is still not very well understood.
The way aggressive behaviour develops is still poorly understood. Researchers have now discovered a crucial piece of the jigsaw.
A sensor identifies misfolded protein biomarkers in the blood. This offers a chance to detect Alzheimer's disease before any symptoms occur. Researchers intend to bring it to market maturity.
The biomolecule that is damaged by the disease diphtheria is also found in plants. And it can be influenced by environmental stress.
Water fleas are only a few millimetres in size. But they do have a whole arsenal of defences – even against aggressive plants.
The spatial structure of RNA molecules is crucial for their function. But predicting it is a challenge.
Researchers reviewed 42 apps and found privacy and security deficiencies, some of which were quite serious. Some apps even sell their users’ data to third parties.
This means that encryption methods developed in Bochum, which even quantum computers cannot crack, will become standard in the USA.
A study shows: the expansion of the natural gas infrastructure jeopardises energy transition.