Call for Papers for the symposium “Advanced Battery Power" ends on 31.10.2014
Scientists, developers and engineers meet on 28th -29th April 2015 in Aachen at the international symposium “Advanced Battery Power” to exchange the latest...16.10.2014 | Read more
From 9-10 October 2014 around 200 scientists met at the Leipzig Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology for the ninth Fraunhofer Life Science Symposium. Held every two years, this year the event focused on the theme "Medicinal Cell Products and Stem Cells for Medicinal Applications".
In recent years biomedical research has revealed numerous promising new approaches for the prevention and treatment of serious illnesses. The issue of stem...10.10.2014 | Read more
Joint Conference: German Symposium on Zoonoses Research 2014 and 7th International Conference on Emerging Zoonoses –16 and 17 October 2014 in Berlin
The current outbreaks of Ebola and MERS coronavirus vividly underline the significance of interdisciplinary collaboration in infection research; in particular...07.10.2014 | Read more
International and national experts in educational and higher education research meet with educational policy-makers and practitioners at Mainz University from November 28-29 / Registration deadline: October 20, 2014
In recent years, there has been increasing discussion of the efficiency of university teaching and the proper way of imparting professional teaching...06.10.2014 | Read more
Conference organized by the JGU American Studies division to be held from October 16 to 19, 2014
The American Studies division at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) plays host to the international conference entitled "Obama and Transnational...06.10.2014 | Read more
European research network to hold final conference at the Kirchhoff Institute for Physics
The European BrainScaleS project has made groundbreaking progress over the last four years by linking neuroscientific findings with mathematical modelling and...25.09.2014 | Read more
During the EHFG Congress, several high level press briefings will be held - for the constantly updated press programme please refer to www.ehfg.org/press-meetings2014.html
“Electing Health – The Europe We Want” is the timely theme of the upcoming European Health Forum Gastein (EHFG) from October 1 – 3. Held in Austria's Bad...23.09.2014 | Read more
Conference INFORMATICS 2014 - „Big Data – Mastering Complexity“
Under the auspices of Prof. Johanna Wanka, Federal Minister of Education and Research, the 44th annual meeting of Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI) is taking...22.09.2014 | Read more
A conference on "Start-ups and spin-offs funding – Public and private policies" will be held on Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at the Embassy of France in Berlin. The aim of this conference is to present the best practices implemented in France and Germany in this sector. Thus, the conference will bring together representatives of national and European institutions, as well as companies.
This conference, which will take place from 10:00 am to 7:30pm, includes keynotes given by high level speakers, among them:12.09.2014 | Read more
Following an invitation of the marine geologists from the Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research around 100 scientists out of all Baltic Sea countries will meet from September 9 to 11 at the BALTIC 2014, the 12th Colloquium on Baltic Sea Marine Geology, to exchange their latest results and to discuss new insights.
The focus of the in total 48 oral presentations is set on the Baltic Sea and its postglacial development. With a broad range of geological methods applied, a...03.09.2014 | Read more
The claim by UMass Amherst researchers that the microbe Geobacter produces tiny electrical wires has been mired in controversy for a decade, but a new collaborative study provides stronger evidence than ever to support their claims.
The claim by microbiologist Derek Lovley and colleagues at the University of Massachusetts Amherst that the microbe Geobacter produces tiny electrical wires,...
Siemens has developed a solution for integrating an electric car's motor and inverter in a single housing. Until now, the motor and the inverter, which converts the battery's direct current into alternating current for the motor, were two separate components.
The new integrated drive unit saves space, reduces weight, and cuts costs. The solution's key feature is the use of a common cooling system for both...
NASA is carrying out its sixth consecutive year of Operation IceBridge research flights over Antarctica to study changes in the continent’s ice sheet, glaciers and sea ice. This year’s airborne campaign, which began its first flight Thursday morning, will revisit a section of the Antarctic ice sheet that recently was found to be in irreversible decline.
For the next several weeks, researchers will fly aboard NASA’s DC-8 research aircraft out of Punta Arenas, Chile. This year also marks the return to western...
Astronomers using the National Science Foundation’s Green Bank Telescope (GBT) in West Virginia, along with data from other large radio telescopes, have discovered that our nearest galactic neighbors, the dwarf spheroidal galaxies, are devoid of star-forming gas, and that our Milky Way Galaxy is to blame.
These new radio observations, which are the highest sensitivity of their kind ever undertaken, reveal that within a well-defined boundary around our Galaxy,...
In their search for the earliest possible stage of development of human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) that still have the potential to develop into any types of body cells and tissue, researchers from the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) Berlin-Buch, Germany, and the University of Bath, United Kingdom, have apparently been successful. Jichang Wang, Gangcai Xie, and Dr. Zsuzsanna Izsvák (MDC), together with Professor Laurence D. Hurst (University of Bath), report the discovery of a subtype of cells in culture dishes with hESCs and human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) that resemble this very early, pluripotent or naïve state (Nature, doi:10.1038/nature13804)*.
They also discovered the mechanism that turns human ES cells into naïve-like human stem cells. While this has potential implications for medicine and for...
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