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Learning and protecting itself: how the brain adapts - Pressemitteilung, 10.12.2021
The brain is a remarkably complex and adaptable organ. However, adaptability decreases with age: as new connections between nerve cells in the brain form less easily, the brain's plasticity de…
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Making childbirth safer in Indonesia - Pressemitteilung, 08.12.2021
Every year, 295,000 maternal deaths, 2 million stillbirths, and 2.5 million neonatal deaths occur worldwide. Improved quality of care could prevent the majority of those deaths. For this reaso…
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How well are alternative feedstuffs received by the end consumer? - Pressemitteilung, 07.12.2021
Despite shifts towards vegan and vegetarian diets in Western cultures, demand for animal protein persists. Alternative protein sources are required to nourish the growing world population with…
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Humboldt Award Winner researches at the University of Göttingen - Pressemitteilung, 06.12.2021
The philosopher Professor Rosi Braidotti of Utrecht University has received a Humboldt Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. The award is endowed with 60,000 euros. Braido…
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Shining new light on elusive flying bats - Pressemitteilung, 30.11.2021
How can we understand the activity of wild bats? Mostly soundless, flying in the dark, bats feed at night and evade our senses. Now, an international research team led by the University of Göt…
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Ancient lineage of algae found to include five “cryptic” species - Pressemitteilung, 29.11.2021
All land plants originated from a single evolutionary event when freshwater algae got a foothold on land. The group of algae that would later give rise to land plants had already been living i…
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Three-dimensional X-ray image throws light on neurodegenerative disease - Pressemitteilung, 26.11.2021
What changes occur in parts of the brain affected by neurodegenerative disease? How does the structure of the neurons change? Some pathological changes in the tissue are easy to identify using…
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Deciphering the behavioral and neurobiological basis of social interactions - Pressemitteilung, 25.11.2021
The German Research Foundation (DFG) funds a new Collaborative Research Centre for Göttingen University and its partners at the Göttingen Campus. The title is "Cognition of Interaction" and th…
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The livelihood "quandairy" of milk producers in a disrupted market - Pressemitteilung, 24.11.2021
When agricultural markets in the Global South are disrupted, what helps producers stay in business? In regions where work can be hard to find, educational attainment is low, and opportunities …
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Insulation using popcorn? - Pressemitteilung, 16.11.2021
Good exterior building insulation reduces heating costs, meaning lower CO2 emissions. Insulation must also be sustainable: the material should be environmentally friendly; made from renewable …
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Forest biodiversity - Pressemitteilung, 15.11.2021
The German Research Foundation (DFG) has extended funding for the Research Training Group “Enrichment of European beech forests with conifers: impacts of functional traits on ecosystem functio…
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Black hole found hiding in star cluster outside our galaxy - Pressemitteilung, 11.11.2021
Using the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope, astronomers including Göttingen University discovered a small black hole outside the Milky Way by looking at how it influences t…
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Less than one-third of high cholesterol patients in low- and middle-income countries treated - Pressemitteilung, 11.11.2021
Healthcare in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) is poorly prepared for the increasing number of individuals with high cholesterol (i.e. hypercholesterolemia). A study on 35 LMICs shows …
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“Tug of war” between cells – When crucial connections are missing - Pressemitteilung, 09.11.2021
The ability of cells to move together in harmony is crucial for numerous biological processes in our body. This movement is made possible by the connections between individual cells. A researc…
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Younger generation eat climate-consciously - Pressemitteilung, 08.11.2021
Climate change is now attracting enormous media attention and, in particular, affects the future of young people. Many factors have an influence on the climate. One of them, which consumers ca…
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