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Light in sight
Scientists from the Universities of Bern in Switzerland and Göttingen in Germany have succeeded in restoring vision to blind mice. The scientists introduced a new light-sensing protein into th… - Press release, 07.05.2015

Watching synapses at work
Using a novel method, scientists at Göttingen University can monitor the activity of nerve cells in the brains of living fruit flies. Using high-resolution two-photon microscopy, researchers a… - Press release, 16.04.2015

Do supermarkets make people fat?
Is the “supermarket revolution” in developing countries only a symptom of the new lifestyles in these countries, or is the spread of supermarkets causing changes in people’s diets and weights?… - Press release, 15.04.2015

Electronic charge distribution on the atomic scale
Scientists from the University of Göttingen and the Jülich Research Centre have made an important step towards a deeper understanding of metal-semiconductor interfaces. By means of a novel exp… - Press release, 10.04.2015

Planet Earth deep frozen
It is probable that for several times planet earth was completely covered by ice, geologists say. From a distance, it would have looked like a huge snowball. A new study from the University of… - Press release, 10.04.2015

Birds and rain forests improve pest control
Birds are highly important for pest regulation and can thus contribute to more successful harvests – particularly in the tropics. Agricultural ecologists from Göttingen University were able to… - Press release, 23.03.2015

The world’s smallest resistances
Scientists from the Universities of Göttingen and Erlangen have made an important step towards a deeper understanding of smallest resistances. Using a scanning tunnelling microscope, the resea… - Press release, 06.03.2015

New lecture series on the future of academic information
"Big Data, Little Data, Open Data" is the title of a public lecture to be held on Monday, March 23, 2015, at Göttingen University by Christine L. Borgman, Professor and Presidential Chair in I… - Press release, 27.02.2015

Sulphor feeds “living fossils” in the deep sea
Most life on Earth depends on food produced through photosynthesis by plants or marine plankton. In contrast, animals at deep-sea hydrothermal vents and methane seeps live in symbiosis with su… - Press release, 24.02.2015

Success in fighting the AIDS epidemic
To date, the tests in most nationally representative surveys on the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) have been limited to people younger than 50 or 55 years of age. A group of international … - Press release, 13.02.2015

Living fossils with modern limbs
A team of researchers from the Universities of Göttingen and Uppsala investigated the genetic developmental mechanisms in prehistoric onychophorans. They were thus quite surprised, because the… - Press release, 05.02.2015

Interplay between gas and water molecules
Scientists from the University of Göttingen and the Institut Laue Langevin in Grenoble have discovered a new form of ice. Ice XVI is the 17th discovered form of ice and the least dense of all … - Press release, 10.12.2014

Improvement of third-party services for web users
Researchers from the University of Göttingen and the University of California at Riverside have proposed a novel mechanism to improve how certain third-party services could be provided by exis… - Press release, 09.12.2014

A faithful friend is the medicine of life
Humans that form strong social bonds or friendships and feel less lonely are less likely to suffer from infections, heart diseases and chronically elevated stress levels. A recent study indica… - Press release, 08.12.2014

Modern China from the perspective of global history
Starting 2015 the Volkswagen Group will be funding an endowed professorship in "Modern China with a global history focus" at Göttingen University. The aim of the endowed professorship is to de… - Press release, 03.12.2014