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How plants synthesise salicylic acid - Pressemitteilung, 02.08.2019
The pain-relieving effect of salicylic acid, now sold as Aspirin, has been known for thousands of years. Besides being a useful drug with numerous health applications, it is a stress hormone m…
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EU agriculture not viable for the future - Pressemitteilung, 01.08.2019
The current reform proposals of the EU Commission on the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) are unlikely to improve environmental protection, say researchers led by the German Centre for Integra…
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Planetary trio with possibly habitable world - Pressemitteilung, 31.07.2019
An international team of researchers with participation from the University of Göttingen has discovered three new planets, one of which is located far enough from its star to be potentially ha…
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Introduced species dilute the effects of evolution on diversity - Pressemitteilung, 29.07.2019
Understanding how biodiversity is shaped by multiple forces is crucial to protect rare species and unique ecosystems. Now an international research team led by the University of Göttingen, Ge…
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International Doctoral School in Tbilisi launched - Pressemitteilung, 26.07.2019
The International Doctoral School (IDS) is being developed in cooperation with the University of Göt-tingen at Ilia State University in Tbilisi. Motivated by existing close cooperation, the pa…
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In the Global South less than one-third of high blood pressure patients treated - Pressemitteilung, 18.07.2019
Healthcare in low- and middle-income countries is poorly prepared for the increasing number of high blood pressure (ie hypertension) disorders. More than two-thirds of all people affected go w…
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Social context influences decision-makers' willingness to take risks - Pressemitteilung, 03.07.2019
Do differences in performance have an impact on the appetite for risk-taking in decision-makers? Economists at the University of Göttingen have addressed this question. The result of their stu…
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Fairtrade benefits rural workers in Africa, but not the poorest of the poor - Pressemitteilung, 01.07.2019
A new study from the University of Göttingen and international partners has analysed the effects of Fairtrade certification on poor rural workers in Africa. The results show that Fairtrade imp…
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Towards a worldwide inventory of all plants - Pressemitteilung, 26.06.2019
Declining biodiversity due to man-made habitat destruction and climate change means that information about plant diversity and its distribution across the planet is now crucial for biodiversit…
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Sascha Spoun is next President of the University of Göttingen - Pressemitteilung, 20.06.2019
The Swiss-German economist Professor (HSG) Sascha Spoun will become President of the University of Göttingen in 2020. This was agreed on Thursday 20 June 2019 by the University Senate with a l…
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View of the Earth in front of the Sun - Pressemitteilung, 18.06.2019
An international research team led by the University of Göttingen has discovered two new Earth-like planets near one of our closest neighboring stars. "Teegarden’s star" is only about 12.5 lig…
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Monitoring biodiversity with sound: how machines can enrich our knowledge - Pressemitteilung, 18.06.2019
For a long time, ecologists have relied on their senses when it comes to recording animal populations and species diversity. However, modern programmable sound recording devices are now the be…
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How the cell protects itself - Pressemitteilung, 12.06.2019
The cell contains transcripts of the genetic material, which migrate from the cell nucleus to another part of the cell. This movement protects the genetic transcripts from the recruitment of “…
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Involving workers reduces risks - Pressemitteilung, 11.06.2019
Supervisory boards, which are common in Germany and some other parts of Europe, oversee management boards and take their membership from shareholders and employees. Companies where employees h…
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Global data resource shows genetic diversity of chickens - Pressemitteilung, 06.06.2019
A total of 174 chicken breeds are described in a publicly accessible database which scientists from the University of Göttingen and the Friedrich Loeffler Institute have built up in recent yea…
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