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Joint statement by the Presidential Board, Senate, and Deans on the honorary doctorate of Gerhard Schröder - Pressemitteilung, 27.04.2022
The Presidential Board, the Senate and the Deans of Göttingen University have called on former German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder to resign his honorary doctorate. To the University, it is inc…
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How equal charges in enzymes control biochemical reactions - Pressemitteilung, 22.04.2022
It is well known in physics and chemistry that equal charges repel each other, while opposite charges attract. It was long assumed that this principle also applies when enzymes – the biologica…
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Forum Wissen to open in June - Pressemitteilung, 19.04.2022
Göttingen University's Forum Wissen will open its doors to the public for the first time on 4 and 5 June 2022. The new knowledge museum will bring research alive with tangible objects: visitor…
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Bean cultivation in diverse agricultural landscapes promotes bees and increases yields - Pressemitteilung, 14.04.2022
Pollination by insects is essential for the production of many food crops. The presence of pollinators, such as bees, depends on the availability of nesting sites and sufficient food. If these…
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Big data in geochemistry for international research - Pressemitteilung, 12.04.2022
Geochemistry is one of the central pillars of geoscience: it describes the formation and evolution of our planet, as well as the processes and systems that transport matter and energy around t…
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Equal is better? How people think Covid-19 vaccines should be shared worldwide - Pressemitteilung, 24.03.2022
The Covid-19 pandemic has fundamentally changed the world. It has also revealed many new questions. The fact that a vaccine can be developed, produced and distributed already during a global h…
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New face for the Forum Wissen - Pressemitteilung, 23.03.2022
Professor Christoph Bleidorn, biologist at the University of Göttingen, will become the Scientific Director on 1 June 2022, and thus the new "face" of the Forum Wissen, the University's future…
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Tropical peatland, sea level rise and climate change - Pressemitteilung, 22.03.2022
Tropical peatlands are one of the most efficient carbon sinks. The flipside is that they can become massive emitters of carbon if they are damaged, for instance by land use change, degradation…
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Burst of rapid cell motion in 3D tumour model - Pressemitteilung, 16.03.2022
Biological processes such as wound healing and cancer cell invasion rely on the collective and coordinated motion of living cells. A little understood aspect that influences these processes is…
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Stalagmites trace climate history and impact from volcanic eruptions - Pressemitteilung, 09.03.2022
The soils and vegetation of Patagonia's fjord regions form a unique and highly sensitive ecosystem that is closely linked to marine ecosystems, sediment deposition and carbon storage in the oc…
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Research and art connect for sustainability - Pressemitteilung, 08.03.2022
Keeping the environment unspoilt, promoting social equality and strengthening sustainability – this is what connects researchers from the University of Göttingen and the university in Jambi on…
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Recently identified protein group plays major role in nature - Pressemitteilung, 15.02.2022
Proteins are the “workhorses” in every living cell and constitute the chemical basis of life. These little ma-chines are required to turn food into energy, to manage motion and brain activitie…
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Vanilla cultivation in the right place pays off for people and nature - Pressemitteilung, 15.02.2022
Madagascar is the most important country for vanilla production – the fragrant ingredient that is a favourite flavour for ice cream, cakes and cookies. The vanilla orchid is cultivated in the …
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Making hospital staff fit to fight cyber-attacks - Pressemitteilung, 11.02.2022
Cyber-attacks to hospitals pose an increasing threat to data security and healthcare in German hospitals. Simple human error is often the way that hackers trick their way into the system. The …
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Sacred remains: ancestors return home - Pressemitteilung, 10.02.2022
When the anatomist Georg Thilenius excavated a number of skulls and skeletons on the island of Maui in 1897, he violated the prevailing Hawaiian laws that prohibited the removal of human remai…
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