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  1. "Knowledge will always have a purpose"

    AcademiaNet Interview with Dr Lena Ström

    20.12.17 | Lena Ström studies DNA repair mechanisms in yeast and mammalian cells. Her work can be described as “basic" science – research that primarily serves as knowledge generator, and that does not yet have direct medical or technological applications. AcademiaNet spoke with Dr Ström about basic science and her field of research.

  2. Studying the molecular clockwork

    AcademiaNet Interview with Professor Martha Merrow

    14.12.17 | This year's Nobel Prize for Medicine and Physiology went to three chronobiologists: Michael W. Young, Michael Rosbash and Jeffrey C. Hall. The award has put a spotlight on an exciting, yet rarely discussed, field of research. We spoke with Professor Martha Merrow from the Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich, who researches circadian clocks in different organisms. She told us about the inner clock of cells, how chronobiology could help us live healthier and the problem some individuals' chronotype.

  3. 24 AcademiaNet members receive ERC Consolidator grants

    06.12.17 | This year's call sees more female recipients than last year, and nearly a quarter of them are AcademiaNet members.

  4. "Even the best antiviral treatment is not a cure"

    AcademiaNet Interview with Professor Marie Larsson

    01.12.17 | On 1 December 2017, the 30th World AIDS Day took place to raise awareness of one of the most destructive epidemics in human history. Despite major advances in HIV treatment in the last decades - which have greatly improved the life expectancy of infected individuals - the disease is far from being eradicated. Professor Marie Larsson from Linköping University in Sweden studies how HIV affects the cells of the immune system and renders individuals more vulnerable to infections by other viruses.

  5. We do not fight when we deal with science

    29.11.17 | ‘We are scientists but we are still humans and we cannot close our eyes or ears to what’s happening around us.’ - Dr Gihan Kamel

  6. "Science is for everyone"

    Short Interview with Eva Roth

    27.11.17 | Anna-Lena Scholz interviewed AcademiaNet project manager Eva Roth for her column "3 ½ questions" in the "Chancen Brief" of the German newspaper "Die Zeit". We translated the exchange.

  7. New study reveals ancient galaxies' frenzied starmaking

    23.11.17 | AcademiaNet member Prof Karina Caputi and her team have discovered that rapid star development is more widespread in early galaxies than previously thought.

  8. Find and further the outstanding female scientists

    AcademiaNet Interview with Philip Campbell

    22.11.17 | Female scientists are not only underrepresented in academia, but also in terms of articles they publish in scientific journals. Nature journals' Editor-in-Chief Philip Campbell talkes about how to change this.

  9. Society's Problem with Parity

    AcademiaNet Interview with Professor Polly Arnold

    07.11.17 | 

    This week we celebrate Marie Curie's 150th birthday. Since her time as a scientist, the situation for women in science has changed a lot. Nevertheless, only a minority of science professors today is female. AcademiaNet spoke with Professor Polly Arnold who is the producer of "A Chemical Imbalance" and a strong fighter for women in science.

  10. A new role for exosomes in type 2 diabetes

    02.11.17 | In healthy people, a type of exosomes – tiny structures secreted by cells to allow intercellular communication – prevent clumping of a protein that leads to type 2 diabetes. In patients with the disease, these vesicles don’t have the same ability. These are the results of a new study by AcademiaNet member Professor Pernilla Wittung Stafshede.

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