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Scientists watch crystal layers buckle under pressure

Scientists watch crystal layers buckle under pressure

Using DESY's X-ray source PETRA III, scientists have observed for the first time how layers in certain crystals buckle under high pressure, forming a complex inner structure. The study led by Prof. Sander van Smaalen from the University of Bayreuth opens the view into the complex nature of layered compounds. More Scientists watch crystal layers buckle under pressure

Schrödinger's cat in an electron microscope

Schrödinger's cat in an electron microscope

The term “Schrödinger's cat” illustrates the fundamental principle that, in quantum mechanics, a system can exist simultaneously in two mutually exclusive states. According to Schrödinger’s thought experiment, the cat is placed in a seemingly paradoxical superposition of being both dead and alive. More Schrödinger's cat in an electron microscope

Nerve cells in the fast lane

Nerve cells in the fast lane

Nerve cells that produce dopamine for the purpose of transmitting signals to other cells affect numerous crucial brain functions. This becomes evident in diseases such as Parkinson’s and schizophrenia, where dopamine transmission in the brain is impaired. More Nerve cells in the fast lane

Protein aggregates save cells during aging

Protein aggregates save cells during aging

As an organism ages, a gradual loss of cellular protein quality control occurs. This results in the increased production of toxic protein clumps, so-called aggregates. Using a comprehensive approach, researchers in the teams of F.-Ulrich Hartl and Matthias Mann at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry now analysed the changes in protein composition during aging. More Protein aggregates save cells during aging

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