Polyamine receptors boost food selection and reproductive success
18.05.16 | Dr. Ilona Grunwald Kadow's team at the Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology has identified the receptors enabling insects to recognize polyamines in food. The study suggests that the ability to identify polyamines could have influenced animal survival and reproduction.
Interview with Prof. Karin Lochte, Director at the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar Research
11.05.16 | And what currently happens in the Arctic will affect the whole of Europe, says Prof. Karin Lochte, coordinator of the EU-PolarNet project. Lochte stresses the importance of international research in the Arctic, and cautions that these sensitive ecosystems need to be protected.
About Nicole Boivin, Senior Research Fellow in the School of Archaeology at University of Oxford
05.05.16 | Archaeologist Nicole Boivin studies how humans have become connected across the world, using plant, animal and linguistic evidence. Soon she will start as Max Planck director at the Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena, Germany.
27.04.16 | A team of researchers from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and the University of Copenhagen, among them Dr. María Escudero Escribano, discovered alloys that are efficient catalysts for oxygen reduction in fuel cells.
Experiment opens new possibilities in quantum simulation
20.04.16 | A research team of experimental physicists led by Francesca Ferlaino and theoretical physicists led by Peter Zoller has measured long-range magnetic interactions between ultracold particles.
13.04.16 | Symbioses with mycorrhizal fungi provide plants with enhanced access to resources. Caroline Gutjahr's team at LMU Munich now discovered a mechanism that may allow host plants to control the extent of symbiosis formation.
30.03.16 | To honour her major contribution to science, Dr. Lori Passmore received the 'Suffrage Science Scheme Award' this month. Passmore is one of eleven female scientists chosen for their scientific achievements, and their ability to inspire others.
23.03.16 | The prize aims to give these researchers more recognition and visibility for their achievements in the private sector. Dr. Susana Sargento won the first prize with her company Veniam that turns city vehicles into wifi hotspots.