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High-resolution microscope built from LEGO and bits of phone

Microscopy is an essential tool in many fields of science and medicine, but many have limited access to this technology. Researchers from the Universities of Göttingen and Münster managed to builld a high-resolution microscope using nothing more than LEGO® and affordable parts from a mobile phone. Then they showed that children could significantly increase their understanding of microscopy by making it. more…


Stronger together: how protein filaments interact

Just as the skeleton and muscles move the human body and hold its shape, all the cells of the body are stabilised and moved by a cellular skeleton. Unlike our skeleton, this cellular skeleton is a very dynamic structure, constantly changing and renewing itself. Now, a research team from the University of Göttingen is the first to succeed in observing and measuring a direct interaction between two different types of filament outside the cell. more…


Tailored laser fields reveal properties of transparent crystals

The surface of a material often has properties that are very different from the properties within the material. An international research team from the University of Göttingen, the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry Göttingen and the National Research Council Canada has now succeeded in investigating the surfaces of transparent crystals using powerful irradiation from lasers. more…


Lies to hide doping in professional sport

How do top athletes talk about doping when they themselves are using performance-enhancing drugs? Or do they just avoid the issue? New research by Göttingen University reveals that any decision to use drugs almost inevitably means the decision to engage in deceptive communication such as lying or omitting information. Those using drugs, for example, regularly describe anti-doping policies as being more intense than ever or overly restrictive, play down the extent of the doping problem, or portray themselves as victims. more…


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Understanding membranes better

A new class of membranes has the potential to deliver highly interesting applications both in biotechnology and in water purification. The theoretical understanding of these polymer membranes is, however, still incomplete. Now, two researchers from Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon and the University of Göttingen have found a ways to identify these gaps in understanding and also to resolve them. more…

DFG extends funding for Collaborative Research Centres at University and University Medical Center Göttingen

The German Research Foundation (DFG) has extended its funding for two Göttingen Collaborative Research Centres (CRC) from 1 July 2021. This means that CRC 1073 "Atomic Scale Control of Energy Conversion” at the Faculty of Physics at Göttingen University will go into its third successful funding period. CRC 1286 "Quantitative Synaptology" at the University Medical Center Göttingen (UMG) has won support for a second funding period. The funding amounts to around ten million euros per year over four years. more…

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