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Over 56.000 foreign researchers received financial support from German funding organisations and agencies in 2012.

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Number of the month: 40 kilometres per hour

That's the sort of speed that winds can reach in Hamburg's HafenCity district. Scientists are using their latest findings to compile computational models for use in urban planning.

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Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation offers research fellowships for scientists and scholars of all nationalities and disciplines. Applications can be submitted online at any time.

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Blood vessels from a bioreactor

Researchers in Hanover want to grow artificial blood vessels in a bioreactor. Such bioartificial vascular prostheses could be the solution for patients suffering from chronic arterial calcification.

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Biomedical engineering

In the future, bypass operations and donor organs may become a thing of the past. Biomedical engineering has a clear vision: it wants to grow living tissue, cells and organs in the lab. You can also read in this edition what a young American studies expert has found out about conspiracy theories, and why muscles improve men’s career prospects. And last but not least, you can learn about current funding programmes and discover our number of the month.

Newsletter: October 2018
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Dr Gansen-Ammann, do muscular men have better career prospects?

Anyone wishing to improve their career prospects can find a coach, read a self-help book – or join a gym. The psychologist Dominic-Nicolas Gansen-Ammann explains why fit-looking employees have a head start.

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Grants from the Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard-Foundation

The Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard-Foundation provides talented young female researchers in the experimental natural sciences or basic medical research with grants for childcare or domestic help. The closing date for applications is 30 November 2018.