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Many people are not quite certain if an electric car would fit into their everyday life. A new smartphone app might help with this issue.
Unlike hitherto assumed, the cause is not to be found in the brain.
Thanks to glowing bacteria in special organs below their eyes, flashlight fish send out flashing signals at night. Biologists from Bochum have researched their purpose.
The new findings may be relevant in the long term for diabetic patients and patients with increased heart rates.
The therapeutic antibody alemtuzumab is used for multiple sclerosis patients with active disease. It can apparently worsen the illness in some cases.
Protein switches are active everywhere in the body and often affect the generation of diseases. Thanks to a special method, researchers from Bochum have gained new insights into their workings.
It was considered a teenager among the stars. But now one thing has become clear: this celestial object was formed when our galaxy was born. Why did researchers get it wrong for many decades?
Stress is part of our everyday lives – while some thrive on it, it makes others sick. But what does stress do to our senses?
The European Research Council finances the research project of religious studies scholar Carmen Meinert with two million euros. Her team is looking forward to exciting travels – to China and back in time.
The active component capsaicin makes chilli hot. However, a burning sensation in the mouth is not the only effect that it may have on the body.
The European Research Council is supporting the catalyst research of Bochum-based scientist Beatriz Roldán Cuenya. Ultimately, this could help to use climate-damaging CO2 in a sensible way.
Batteries for electric vehicles are expensive. This must change if the vehicles are to establish themselves in the market. RUB engineers are currently adjusting one important element.
Molecular switches control a wealth of processes in the body. If they fail, we fall ill.
Researchers from Bochum have developed a sensor that remains fully operational even when an avalanche rolls over it.
Efficiently producing and storing energy – such as for implanted medical systems – is a challenge for our society. A biocatalyst-polymer system could take on both tasks at once.
In proteins and rubber, they are indispensable: bonds between two sulphur atoms that link long molecules together. Pulling from outside on the disulphide bonds triggers unexpectedly complicated processes.
Students enjoy it most when they get to make things pop and burn in their chemistry lessons. But do they take away from the experiments what they are supposed to understand?
This is how chemical processes could become more environmentally friendly.
Plants of the same species show surprisingly diverse properties in their natural habitat. This discovery bodes well for research and development towards sustainable environmental technologies.
The solvent is far more than just the environment for a chemical reaction. A recent study reveals new insights into the role of solvent molecules.