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  1. AcademiaNet member Prof Frauke Melchior receives 2018 FEBS | EMBO Women in Science Award

    14.03.18 | The prize honours Prof. Melchior's outstanding achievements in the life sciences. In addition, winners of the award are role models who inspire future generations of scientists.

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  2. AcademiaNet member Dr María Escudero Escribano wins Princess of Girona Foundation Scientific Research Award 2018

    05.03.18 | The award recognises young investigators whose scientific advances have great potential to fuel innovation.

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  3. Bacterial hiding game uncovered

    28.02.18 | A team of scientists led by AcademiaNet member Prof Petra Dersch discovered how Yersinia germs hide from the immune system: They reduce the production of a toxin that, during an acute infection, causes tissue inflammation. When the inflammation subsides, the bacteria can "go undercover" and persist in their host for years.

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  4. AcademiaNet member Brigitte Röder wins Hector Science Award

    16.02.18 | The University of Hamburg neuropsychologist receives 150.000 € and becomes a member of the „Hector Fellows“.

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  5. New structure in human sperm tails

    12.02.18 | A highly effective tail is needed in order for a sperm to be able to swim and fertilise an egg. By using cryo-electron tomography, researchers led by AcademiaNet member Johanna Höög have identified a completely new nanostructure inside sperm tails. Their study has now been published in the journal Scientific Reports.

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  6. Decoding the axolotl genome

    01.02.18 | A team of researchers led by AcademiaNet member Elly Tanaka reports that they have successfully sequenced the genome of the Mexican axolotl. The salamander is well known for its unique regenerative abilities, which – the researchers hope – will be easier to study now that the full genetic information of the axolotl is available.

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  7. Slow 'hot electrons' could improve solar cell efficiency

    29.01.18 | AcademiaNet member Prof Maria Antonietta Loi and her team have described a new material which could be used to build solar cells that harvest more energy from sunlight.

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  8. Tooth brushing isn't enough to prevent dental decay in young children

    23.01.18 | A new study led by AcademiaNet member Valeria Skafida highlights that factors such as snacking habits and socioeconomical circumstances may strongly affect the oral health of children below five.

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  9. Why Evidence Matters

    Interview with Professor Dame Anne Glover

    17.01.18 | AcademiaNet member Professor Anne Glover recently gave a talk at the International Science Festival in Heidelberg titled “Why evidence matters”. We spoke to her about her time as Chief Scientific Advisor to the Scottish Government and to the President of the European Commission as well as the role evidence takes in political decision-making.

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  10. Professor Mette Birkedal Bruun awarded grants worth 7 Mio €

    15.01.18 | Theologist Prof Mette Birkedal Bruun obtained two research awards in late 2017: the Carlsberg Foundation Research Prize and a grant from the The Danish National Research Foundation. The additional funds will allow her to run a new centre of excellence for basic research, focusing on privacy as well as expand her work on medieval monasticism.

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