In a recent publication in cooperation with an American working group, he was involved in assigning an unexpected function to NLRC3, a previously poorly characterized NLR family member, and found: “The NLRC3 receptor controls the regeneration and proliferation of cells like a kind of brake pedal.
Kiel biochemists from the Cluster of Excellence "Inflammation at Interfaces" describe a new mechanism for the activation of T cells, in a collaborative project with the universities of Mainz and Munich.
The global research consortium IHEC (International Human Epigenome Consortium) is now publishing a collection of 41 works in renowned research journals. Scientists from Kiel also form part of the consortium, which researches fundamental processes that turn genes on and off in cells and therefore regulate how the cells specialise, how they control functions or how diseases come about.
Magnets are not everywhere equally magnetized, but automatically split up into smaller areas, so-called magnetic domains. The walls between the domains are of particular importance: they determine the magnetic properties of the material.
How metals can be used depends particularly on the characteristics of their surfaces. A research team at Kiel University has discovered how they can change the surface properties without affecting the mechanical stability of the metals or changing the metal characteristics themselves.
The second “TEDxKielUniversitySalon” will be taking place on 15 September as from 6 pm in the Studio-Bar in the Studio-Filmtheater on Dreiecksplatz in Kiel. Those interested are invited to address the topic of education in discussions and develop creative ideas for education in the future, under the motto “Don’t Imitate, Educate!”.
The sea floor is a habitat especially rich in species that produce calcium carbonate shells or skeletons – so-called marine calcifiers. Sea urchins, sea stars, coralline algae, crustaceans, and numerous mollusks, such as mussels, find their home here. Marine calcifiers play an important role in global biogeochemical cycles and serve important ecosystem functions.
The penis of the thistle tortoise beetle is as long as the beetle itself. Something that initially sounds exciting, can be complicated during mating. This is because the females also have a hyper-elongated sexual organ, which is additionally twisted in the shape of a spiral. How beetle reproduction can nevertheless be successful has now been investigated.
A weak heart is unable to pump an adequate amount of blood around the body. In Germany, this condition is now the commonest reason for patients to be admitted to hospital. A research group from the Clinic for Internal Medicine III in the Faculty of Medicine at Kiel’s Christian Albrecht University (CAU) and Schleswig-Holstein University Hospital (Kiel Campus) has discovered a previously unknown…
It is now possible to apply for one of the sought-after spectator tickets for the second TEDxKielUniversity conference to be held in English on 3 December in Kiel. The event is being organised by students and postgraduates at Kiel University in line with the internationally renowned TEDx format.
Students and doctoral candidates at Kiel University have once again managed to obtain the sought-after licence for a conference in the form of the internationally-renowned TEDx. On 3 December the now second edition of the English-language conference will take place in Kiel under the motto "Dreams vs. Realities".
The Leibniz Association has announced the establishment of three ScienceCampi in the university city of Kiel. The three include the new evolutionary medicine centre “Evolutionary Medicine of the Lung” (EvoLUNG). As the first institute of its kind in Germany, EvoLUNG will receive subsidies of around 4 million Euros over the next four years (2016 to 2020).
A whole lab in your hand: researchers at Kiel University have developed a chip that can recognise various proteins in a drop of blood. This could make medical diagnoses much quicker and cheaper in the future.
We are aware of over 6,600 species of frog worldwide. Most of them are amazing jumpers. Around a quarter of all frog species live in trees and bushes. Until now, it was largely unknown as to how these tree-dwelling frogs managed to jump to and land safely on thin branches and twigs. A student, together with scientists from Kiel University, has now been able to document for the first time, how…
After a research stay, especially at foreign universities, an active, lively alumni network often remains, connecting the scientists and host institution on a long-term basis. In order to support German universities in building up such networks, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) issued a call for projects to promote activities within the “Alumni Program to Support and Bind Foreign…