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4th Biomarker Workshop at the NMI in Reutlingen: Another success

The Biomarker Workshop held at the NMI in late January has become a fixed date for a growing number of proteomics researchers. With an attendance of 130, this year's workshop exceeded all previous ones. Those who were keen to find out more about the latest trends and findings were presented with a successful mix of basic and applied research information.
"The workshop has become well established and continues to present excellent speakers and new insights into proteomics," said Prof. Dr. Hugo Hämmerle, the new... 05.02.2008 | nachricht Read more

ESF's workshop restores good name of sugar: Glycoscience now hotbed of medical research

Sugars were once credited with magical healing powers but are now seen like salt as an evil necessary in small doses but the cause of numerous diseases such as diabetes if taken in excess. Yet latest research suggests this view ignores the vital role played by more complex sugars in many biological structures, and the great therapeutic potential they have.
This all emerged in a recent workshop organised by the European Science Foundation (ESF) on the current state of the art in glycoscience, the study of complex... 17.01.2008 | nachricht Read more

International Workshop on Computational Physics and Materials Science

Progress in Computational Electronic Structure Theory
Gustav-Stresemann- Institut Bonn, Germany
This workshop will highlight recent advances in the calculation of electronic structure of real materials and catalyze the exchange of ideas between the... 11.12.2007 | nachricht Read more

39th IFF Spring School: Soft Matter – From Synthetic to Biological Materials

The IFF Spring School 2008 will address advanced experimental techniques and applications, and theoretical and computer simulation methods on an undergraduate and graduate student level.
Introductory lectures provide the basis of important experimental and theoretical tools. More advanced lectures will explain practical aspects of various... 11.12.2007 | nachricht Read more

Student enterprise offers key to competitive edge

Universities need to continue to improve their provision and scope of enterprise and entrepreneurship programmes if they are to compete in the global education arena, says Professor Paul Hannon of the National Council for Graduate Entrepreneurship (NCGE).
“Universities have been receptive to the push from Government and industry to provide entrepreneurial graduates to support economic competitiveness and there’s... 10.12.2007 | nachricht Read more

European Roadmap towards the Needs of Gifted Children and Adolescents

The COST Strategic Workshop “Meeting the Needs of Gifted Children and Adolescents –Towards a European Roadmap” took place in Brussels on 26 and 27 November 2007.
With the active support of the European Parliament and the European Commission, COST brought together - for the first time ever - leading European researchers... 05.12.2007 | nachricht Read more
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Die letzten 5 Focus-News des innovations-reports im Überblick:

Im Focus: Spider silk key to new bone-fixing composite

University of Connecticut researchers have created a biodegradable composite made of silk fibers that can be used to repair broken load-bearing bones without the complications sometimes presented by other materials.

Repairing major load-bearing bones such as those in the leg can be a long and uncomfortable process.

Im Focus: Writing and deleting magnets with lasers

Study published in the journal ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces is the outcome of an international effort that included teams from Dresden and Berlin in Germany, and the US.

Scientists at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) together with colleagues from the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) and the University of Virginia...

Im Focus: Gamma-ray flashes from plasma filaments

Novel highly efficient and brilliant gamma-ray source: Based on model calculations, physicists of the Max PIanck Institute for Nuclear Physics in Heidelberg propose a novel method for an efficient high-brilliance gamma-ray source. A giant collimated gamma-ray pulse is generated from the interaction of a dense ultra-relativistic electron beam with a thin solid conductor. Energetic gamma-rays are copiously produced as the electron beam splits into filaments while propagating across the conductor. The resulting gamma-ray energy and flux enable novel experiments in nuclear and fundamental physics.

The typical wavelength of light interacting with an object of the microcosm scales with the size of this object. For atoms, this ranges from visible light to...

Im Focus: Basel researchers succeed in cultivating cartilage from stem cells

Stable joint cartilage can be produced from adult stem cells originating from bone marrow. This is made possible by inducing specific molecular processes occurring during embryonic cartilage formation, as researchers from the University and University Hospital of Basel report in the scientific journal PNAS.

Certain mesenchymal stem/stromal cells from the bone marrow of adults are considered extremely promising for skeletal tissue regeneration. These adult stem...

Im Focus: Like a wedge in a hinge

Researchers lay groundwork to tailor drugs for new targets in cancer therapy

In the fight against cancer, scientists are developing new drugs to hit tumor cells at so far unused weak points. Such a “sore spot” is the protein complex...

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