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Compact synchrotron makes tumors visible

Compact synchrotron makes tumors visible

Soft tissue disorders like tumors are very difficult to recognize using normal X-ray machines. There is hardly any distinction between healthy tissue and tumors. Researchers at the Technische Universität München (TUM) have now developed a technology using a compact synchrotron source that measures not only X-ray absorption, but also phase shifts and scattering. Tissue that is hardly recognizable using traditional X-ray machines is now visible. More Compact synchrotron makes tumors visible

Travel grants available to meet the world’s brightest mathematicians and computer scientists in Heidelberg!

Travel grants available to meet the world’s brightest mathematicians and computer scientists in Heidelberg!

For the third time, recipients of the ACM A.M. Turing Award, the Fields Medal, the Nevanlinna Prize and the Abel Prize gather in Heidelberg to meet with 200 young researchers from all over the world. For one week, the laureates of mathematics and computer science will exchange with young researchers through lectures and workshops, plus a “hot topic” session discussing the socio-ethical challenges of Big Data. More Travel grants available to meet the world’s brightest mathematicians and computer scientists in Heidelberg!

Application period for Green Talents Competition 2015 now open

Application period for Green Talents Competition 2015 now open

The BMBF has held the prestigious ”Green Talents – International Forum for High Potentials in Sustainable Development” since 2009 to promote the international exchange of innovative green ideas. Take part in the Green Talents Competition 2015, promote your research in Germany and gain exclusive access to its sustainable development hotspots. More Application period for Green Talents Competition 2015 now open

Rubber from dandelions

Rubber from dandelions

Dandelions are robust and undemanding plants – from which a desirable product can be extracted: rubber. This is why dandelions have increasingly become the focus of attention of the rubber-producing industry. But how is rubber, contained in the plant’s white milky fluid, actually formed? More Rubber from dandelions

Renal failure: location signals for cell division

Renal failure: location signals for cell division

For the kidneys to function flawlessly, millions of cells must be arranged precisely according to a specified blueprint. Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research in Bad Nauheim and Philipps-Universität Marburg have now discovered that kidney cells send signals to neighbouring cells undergoing division to organize the repairing of the kidneys after acute renal failure. More Renal failure: location signals for cell division