The Jung Foundation for Science and Research has awarded the young gastroenterologist Dr. Sebastian Zundler from the Chair of Internal Medicine I at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) the Ernst Jung Career Advancement Award for Medical Research 2019. He has been awarded the prize for his research project on the importance of intestinal tissue-resident memory T cells in the development and treatment of inflammatory bowel disease. The Foundation has provided prize money of 210,000 euros to support Zundler’s project over the next three years, focussing on investigating these types of cells with the aim of discovering therapeutic approaches for the future.
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IDTechEX Printed Electronics Europe 2019: Best Institute / Academic R&D Award granted to consortium of Fraunhofer IAP, imec und TNO/Holst Centre
ESJET printing is a new printing technology for large-scale, solution-processed displays of the future. It enables higher resolution and drop on demand...11.04.2019 | Read more
Chemnitz University of Technology develops learning algorithm for improved car body manufacturing in BMBF-funded project
The digitization of production is currently one of the most important fields of action in the area of auto body production and its related technologies, so...02.04.2019 | Read more
The international doctoral program “QUSTEC” will be established at the European Campus
The project “Quantum Science and Technologies at the European Campus” (QUSTEC) has been selected by the European Commission as a joint international and...07.03.2019 | Read more
"PROMYS" project researchers receive funds to develop miniaturized sensors for biomedical devices
Germany's Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is providing more than 6.7 million euros to support the "Processes and Materials for...05.02.2019 | Read more
A research project in cartilage regeneration, in which the Institute of Orthopaedic Research and Biomechanics at Ulm University participates together with partners from eight european countries, was recently financed by the European Commission with 5.5 million Euro. Named RESTORE, the project aims to create 3D matrices incorporating smart nanomaterials to repair knee cartilage lesions thereby reducing or delaying the onset of osteoarthritis, which currently affects 242 million people worldwide.
A research project in cartilage regeneration, in which the Institute of Orthopaedic Research and Biomechanics at Ulm University participates together with...28.01.2019 | Read more
IHP scientist Dr. Dawid Kot received Young Researcher Poster Award
Dr. Dawid Kot from IHP – Innovations for High Performance Microelectronics received the Young Researcher Poster Award at the “Forum on the Science and...13.12.2018 | Read more
The Walter and Ingeborg Herrmann Foundation supports research into industrial ultrasound at the Department of Sustainable Systems Engineering
Developing and improving sustainable material systems with the aid of industrial ultrasound: founded in 2009 by husband and wife Walter and Ingeborg Herrmann,...13.11.2018 | Read more
Cancer researcher Dr. Sjoerd van Wijk receives € 222,500 from the German Research Foundation
Whether defective cells in the body will live or die is determined by a sophisticated control system. Death receptors play important roles in this system and...07.11.2018 | Read more
The medical researcher and EPFL professor Andrea Ablasser studies how cells defend themselves against viral and bacterial attacks. She receives the National Latsis Prize 2018 in recognition of her excellent research work on immunity.
In contrast to acquired immunity and its targeted, but slow, production of antibodies against specific pathogens, innate immunity reacts immediately: by means...01.11.2018 | Read more
Since their experimental discovery, magnetic skyrmions - tiny magnetic knots - have moved into the focus of research. Scientists from Hamburg and Kiel have now been able to show that individual magnetic skyrmions with a diameter of only a few nanometres can be stabilised in magnetic metal films even without an external magnetic field. They report on their discovery in the journal Nature Communications.
The existence of magnetic skyrmions as particle-like objects was predicted 30 years ago by theoretical physicists, but could only be proven experimentally in...
Theoretical physicists at Trinity College Dublin are among an international collaboration that has built the world's smallest engine - which, as a single calcium ion, is approximately ten billion times smaller than a car engine.
Work performed by Professor John Goold's QuSys group in Trinity's School of Physics describes the science behind this tiny motor.
Together with the University of Innsbruck, the ETH Zurich and Interactive Fully Electrical Vehicles SRL, Infineon Austria is researching specific questions on the commercial use of quantum computers. With new innovations in design and manufacturing, the partners from universities and industry want to develop affordable components for quantum computers.
Ion traps have proven to be a very successful technology for the control and manipulation of quantum particles. Today, they form the heart of the first...
Experimental progress towards engineering quantized gauge fields coupled to ultracold matter promises a versatile platform to tackle problems ranging from condensed-matter to high-energy physics
The interaction between fields and matter is a recurring theme throughout physics. Classical cases such as the trajectories of one celestial body moving in the...
Soft robots have a distinct advantage over their rigid forebears: they can adapt to complex environments, handle fragile objects and interact safely with humans. Made from silicone, rubber or other stretchable polymers, they are ideal for use in rehabilitation exoskeletons and robotic clothing. Soft bio-inspired robots could one day be deployed to explore remote or dangerous environments.
Most soft robots are actuated by rigid, noisy pumps that push fluids into the machines' moving parts. Because they are connected to these bulky pumps by tubes,...
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