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Our latest newsletter is out!

Our latest newsletter is out!

In this issue, we present exciting projects all about space research. Also, Nobel Prize winner Professor Stefan Hell explains how his revolutionary idea makes the tiniest of objects visible and tells us what he particularly likes about Germany as a place to do research. And we provide information on current funding programmes as well as giving an exciting answer to the question of what the world sounds like. More Our latest newsletter is out!

Endogenous viruses in cancer treatment

Endogenous viruses in cancer treatment

The human genome is made up of many genes. Some of these are foreign genes – viruses that became integrated into genes over the course of evolution. Most of these are inactive. However, if they are activated they can stimulate the human immune system – which may help to treat cancer. More Endogenous viruses in cancer treatment

Ceres close up

Ceres close up

Just arrived in a new orbit: from an altitude of only 1470 kilometres, the Dawn space probe is now gazing at the dwarf planet Ceres. More Ceres close up

Lemon juice and human norovirus

Lemon juice and human norovirus

Citric acid may prevent the highly contagious norovirus from infecting humans, scientists discovered from the German Cancer Research Center. Therefore, lemon juice could be a potentially safe and practical disinfectant against the most common pathogen of severe gastrointestinal infections. More Lemon juice and human norovirus

Immune system: Help for killer cells

Immune system: Help for killer cells

Scientists at the University of Bonn, together with colleagues from the USA and Japan, have shed light on an important immune mechanism. Their work shows how the body provides the important killer cells with a helper in the case of an infection. More Immune system: Help for killer cells