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New drug reduces transplant and mortality rates significantly in patients with hepatitis C

Patients with hepatitis C who suffer from advanced stages of liver disease have renewed hope, thanks to findings by researchers who have discovered that a new drug significantly reduces their risk of death and need for transplantation.

The research team, led by clinical researchers at Intermountain Healthcare's Intermountain Medical Center in Salt Lake City, studied nearly 1,900 hep C...

29.05.2017 | nachricht Read more

Institutions of higher education spent more than Euro 48 billion in 2014

In 2014, German public and private institutions of higher education spent Euro 48.2 billion on teaching, research and health treatment.

In 2014, German public and private institutions of higher education spent Euro 48.2 billion on teaching, research and health treatment.

19.05.2016 | nachricht Read more

Microtechnology industry keen to invest and innovate

In spite of the continued low level of investment in Europe, the microtechnology industry is rather keen to invest and innovate. According to the annual economic data survey of the IVAM Microtechnology Network, more than a third of all European microtechnology companies intend to increase investments and intensify R&D efforts in 2016.

The level of investment in Europe is still significantly below the level of 2007, the period before the financial and economic crisis. The Juncker investment...

07.04.2016 | nachricht Read more

12.5 billion euros for non-university research in 2014

In 2014, non-university research institutions spent approximately 12.5 billion euros on research and development in Germany.

In 2014, non-university research institutions spent approximately 12.5 billion euros on research and development in Germany.

07.04.2016 | nachricht Read more

134,500 Germans studied abroad in 2013

In 2013, the number of German students enrolled at institutions of higher education abroad was 134,500.

The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that this was a decline of 3.2% or 4,400 students compared with 2012.

16.12.2015 | nachricht Read more

3% more academic staff at higher education institutions

Roughly 380,200 people were employed as academic or artistic staff at German institutions of higher education or university clinics at the end of 2014.

Based on provisional figures, the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that this was an increase of 2.8% from 2013.

03.07.2015 | nachricht Read more

Number of habilitations up 4% in 2014

A total of 1,627 scientists completed their post-doctoral lecturing qualification (habilitation) at universities in Germany in 2014.

The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) reports that the number of habilitations rose 4% compared with the previous year.

17.06.2015 | nachricht Read more

22,500 students received a Germany Scholarship in 2014

In 2014, 22,500 students received a Germany Scholarship in accordance with the Scholarship Programme Act.

The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that the number of scholarship holders rose by 14% in 2014 compared with 2013.

28.05.2015 | nachricht Read more

Institutions of higher education spent more than Euro 46 billion in 2013

In 2013, German public and private institutions of higher education spent Euro 46.3 billion on teaching, research and health treatment.

As reported by the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), that was 2.9% more than in 2012 (Euro 45.0 billion).

07.05.2015 | nachricht Read more

138,500 Germans studied abroad in 2012

In 2012, the number of German students enrolled at institutions of higher education abroad was 138,500.

The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that this was an increase of 1.8% or 2,500 students on 2011.

05.12.2014 | nachricht Read more
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Die letzten 5 Focus-News des innovations-reports im Überblick:

Im Focus: The taming of the light screw

DESY and MPSD scientists create high-order harmonics from solids with controlled polarization states, taking advantage of both crystal symmetry and attosecond electronic dynamics. The newly demonstrated technique might find intriguing applications in petahertz electronics and for spectroscopic studies of novel quantum materials.

The nonlinear process of high-order harmonic generation (HHG) in gases is one of the cornerstones of attosecond science (an attosecond is a billionth of a...

Im Focus: Magnetic micro-boats

Nano- and microtechnology are promising candidates not only for medical applications such as drug delivery but also for the creation of little robots or flexible integrated sensors. Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research (MPI-P) have created magnetic microparticles, with a newly developed method, that could pave the way for building micro-motors or guiding drugs in the human body to a target, like a tumor. The preparation of such structures as well as their remote-control can be regulated using magnetic fields and therefore can find application in an array of domains.

The magnetic properties of a material control how this material responds to the presence of a magnetic field. Iron oxide is the main component of rust but also...

Im Focus: Self-healing coating made of corn starch makes small scratches disappear through heat

Due to the special arrangement of its molecules, a new coating made of corn starch is able to repair small scratches by itself through heat: The cross-linking via ring-shaped molecules makes the material mobile, so that it compensates for the scratches and these disappear again.

Superficial micro-scratches on the car body or on other high-gloss surfaces are harmless, but annoying. Especially in the luxury segment such surfaces are...

Im Focus: Stellar cartography

The Potsdam Echelle Polarimetric and Spectroscopic Instrument (PEPSI) at the Large Binocular Telescope (LBT) in Arizona released its first image of the surface magnetic field of another star. In a paper in the European journal Astronomy & Astrophysics, the PEPSI team presents a Zeeman- Doppler-Image of the surface of the magnetically active star II Pegasi.

A special technique allows astronomers to resolve the surfaces of faraway stars. Those are otherwise only seen as point sources, even in the largest telescopes...

Im Focus: Heading towards a tsunami of light

Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have proposed a way to create a completely new source of radiation. Ultra-intense light pulses consist of the motion of a single wave and can be described as a tsunami of light. The strong wave can be used to study interactions between matter and light in a unique way. Their research is now published in the scientific journal Physical Review Letters.

"This source of radiation lets us look at reality through a new angle - it is like twisting a mirror and discovering something completely different," says...

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