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Simulation vom Atom zum Produkt mit MUSIC

Kostenguenstig Simulieren statt aufwendig Testen - die Graduiertenschule 'Multiscale Methods for Interface Coupling' (MUSIC) an der Leibniz Universitaet Hannover hilft dabei.

Posted: Dec 15th, 2009

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Hydrogen from microalgae

In cooperation with eight partners, KIT scientists are currently working on the development of highly efficient methods for hydrogen production from microalgae. The German BMBF is funding the 'HydroMicPro' project with a total of 2.1 million euros.

Posted: Dec 15th, 2009

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FIRST and MIT announce strategic alliance to inspire K-12 students about science and technology education and careers

FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), a not-for-profit organization founded by inventor Dean Kamen to inspire young people's interest and participation in science and technology and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) today announced a global strategic alliance and a U.S. pilot program to promote the importance of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in K-12 education.

Posted: Dec 14th, 2009

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Scientists isolate new antifreeze molecule in Alaska beetle

Scientists have identified a novel antifreeze molecule in a freeze-tolerant Alaska beetle able to survive temperatures below minus 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Unlike all previously described biological antifreezes that contain protein, this new molecule, called xylomannan, has little or no protein.

Posted: Dec 14th, 2009

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Nanobodies modifizieren die Form und Funktion von Proteinen

Binden Antikoerper des Immunsystems an Proteine, koennen sie deren Form - und damit auch die Funktion dieser Molekuele - veraendern. Einem LMU-Team gelang hier nun ein Durchbruch: Die Forscher konnten zeigen, dass unkonventionell kleine Antikoerper, die sogenannten Nanobodies, die Eigenschaften des Gruen Fluoreszierenden Proteins, kurz GFP, mit unerwarteter Praezision modifizieren.

Posted: Dec 14th, 2009

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Heart cells display a behavior-guiding 'nanosense' on new lab-on-a-chip

Johns Hopkins biomedical engineers, working with colleagues in Korea, have produced a laboratory chip with nanoscopic grooves and ridges capable of growing cardiac tissue that more closely resembles natural heart muscle. Surprisingly, heart cells cultured in this way used a 'nanosense' to collect instructions for growth and function solely from the physical patterns on the nanotextured chip and did not require any special chemical cues to steer the tissue development in distinct ways.

Posted: Dec 14th, 2009

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