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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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