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World’s Largest Podocarpaceae Collection In Bochum
2013-12-02 14:41:50

Ruhr-Universität Bochum In the tropics and subtropics, many evergreen conifers are endangered. Biologists at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) have collected the world’s largest Podocarpaceae collection. Together with colleagues from The New York Botanical Garden, they sequenced characteristic parts of the DNA of these conifers in order to generate a “DNA barcode” for each species. With the help of this genetic fingerprint, unknown individuals can be assigned to the respective...

2012-02-21 21:15:10

Encryption method by RUB is becoming international standard An increasing number of everyday devices such as car keys, smart phones and even medical implants need protection from hackers. The encryption method PRESENT is the smallest cipher for such cost and energy constrained applications. It is the result of a collaboration between the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (Germany), Orange Labs France and the Technical University of Denmark. The cipher design is characterized by its...

2011-09-21 18:49:59

New findings on CRPS -- a disease characterized by severe pain The Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), also known as Morbus Sudeck, is characterised by "disinhibition" of various sensory and motor areas in the brain. A multidisciplinary Bochum-based research group, led by Prof. Dr. Martin Tegenthoff (Bergmannsheil Neurology Department) and Prof. Dr. Christoph Maier (Bergmannsheil Department of Pain Therapy), has now demonstrated for the first time that with unilateral CRPS excitability...

2008-07-03 06:00:29

To: BUSINESS EDITORS Contact: Media Enquiries: Nokia, Communications, Tel. +358-71800- 34900, Email: press.services@nokia.com ESPOO, Finland, July 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nokia (NYSE: NOK), the State of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) and the City of Bochum jointly unveiled a plan today to stimulate growth, create new jobs and generate investment for Bochum and the neighbouring cities. The agreement underlines Nokia's and NRW's commitment to the region following the closure of the...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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