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Certain molecules with fluorine, chlorine or bromine, together with water, can release harmful substances into the atmosphere.
It had been previously assumed that this protein is only relevant in adults. But this is not the case.
The new system to produce aromatic nitrogen compounds could make the manufacture of medicines and pesticides more efficient.
Disorders such as multiple sclerosis cause the insulation layer of neural pathways to degenerate. New findings might facilitate a novel approach for pharmacological therapy.
Numerous water organisms release signalling cues into their environment that alert prey to their presence – a disadvantage for the hunter. The predators’ digestion is to blame.
Ruhr-Universität Bochum and TU Dortmund University are delighted to announce the upcoming foundation of the Max Planck Institute for Cyber Security and Privacy in Bochum.
Some soil bacteria have considerable penicillin tolerance. It has long remained a mystery why.
The solvation process is of fundamental importance for chemistry – but is very difficult to observe.
The catalyst in question has been deployed in hydrogen production. Still, with a few tricks, it can be adapted for other functions.
Bochum researchers have combined two concepts that make the system as efficient as precious metal catalysts.
New silver films may boost the efficiency of solar cells and light-emitting diodes. However, they have been difficult to fabricate.
In catalysis, nature is sometimes more efficient than artificial systems. Researchers have copied one of the tricks.
Enzymes that are identical on the inside may still perform different functions, depending on how tightly they are compressed.
The mechanisms are much more complex than hitherto assumed.
The virus is highly environmentally stable and can be deactivated only through appropriate application of disinfectants. Researchers recommend strict compliance with hygiene guidelines.
Typically, a person initiates a hug with the right hand. Similar preferences are present in other forms of social touch. The question of right resp. left-handedness plays a role in the process. But there is more to it.
Traditional approaches are based on antibodies or markers. The new method doesn’t need such aids.
This eye disease often leads to blindness – which might be prevented by early intervention.
Lights out, doors open, online orders out: in a networked home, everything is controlled by voice or by pressing a smartphone button. But so far little thought has been given to who should be able to press which buttons.
Affordable high-performance catalysts have come within reach.