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Early human ancestors used their hands like modern humans

Early human ancestors used their hands like modern humans

Some of the morphological characteristics of the human hand are different from that of other primates enabling us to grab objects with precision and use them exerting a force. Yet, how did our early human ancestors use their hands? More Early human ancestors used their hands like modern humans

Wild bees at Mount Kilimanjaro

Wild bees at Mount Kilimanjaro

Why biologists set up coloured soup bowls on Kilimanjaro and how this helps them find out that bees still live at an altitude of 4,550 metres and other interesting facts: New findings in biodiversity research. More Wild bees at Mount Kilimanjaro

Live coverage of the immune system at work

Live coverage of the immune system at work

To better understand what happens during immune reactions in the body, researchers at Tübingen University have developed a new way of labeling T-cells, allowing them to track the T-cell movement in mice using non-invasive positron emission technology (PET). More Live coverage of the immune system at work

Oxidative stress: Alternative utilization of glucose ensures survival of the cell

Oxidative stress: Alternative utilization of glucose ensures survival of the cell

Oxidative stress in the cell blocks the normal sugar metabolism. Scientists from the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) and the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS) have now found out that this long known interruption of the normal sugar metabolism under stress conditions is not an uncontrolled disruption. More Oxidative stress: Alternative utilization of glucose ensures survival of the cell

Leibniz-DAAD Research Fellowship Programme

Leibniz-DAAD Research Fellowship Programme

The Leibniz-Association and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) offer fellowships for highly qualified, international postdoctoral researchers, who completed their doctoral studies no more than two years ago, the opportunity to conduct research at a Leibnitz Institute of their choice. More Leibniz-DAAD Research Fellowship Programme