The reasons for our left or right-handedness
Unlike hitherto assumed, the cause is not to be found in the brain. Read more
Observing proteins in their natural environment
Without intensive fundamental research, it will never be possible to successfully combat illnesses such as Alzheimer’s or Huntington’s. Simon Ebbinghaus has now been honoured in the USA for his contribution to research. Read more
The firefly among fish
Thanks to glowing bacteria in special organs below their eyes, flashlight fish send out flashing signals at night. Biologists from Bochum have researched their purpose. Read more
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