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  1. 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.

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  2. 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.

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  3. "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.

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  4. 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

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  5. "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.

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  6. 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.

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  7. 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.

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  8. Prof. Polly Arnold on society’s problem with parity

    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.

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  9. 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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  10. “Female academics tend to be too passive”

    27.10.17 | Marlies Knipper, Professor of Molecular Physiology at the University of Tuebingen, is determined to do her part to bring about gender equality. She has organised a Club of AcademiaNet scientists who meet regularly to discuss challenges they face and to further their knowledge on topics that are relevant today. We talked to Prof. Knipper about what motivates her to stand up for women, and which actions she would like to see more of from fellow academics.

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