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2011-10-05 17:57:33

The anaerobic oxidation of ammonia (anammox) is an important pathway in the nitrogen cycle that was only discovered in the 1980s.

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2011-08-11 08:35:00

Max Planck researchers discover hydrogen-powered symbiotic bacteria in deep-sea hydrothermal vent mussels.

2011-07-28 18:16:39

The human brain is the most complex of all organs, containing billions of neurons with their corresponding projections, all woven together in a highly complex, three-dimensional web.

2011-07-28 17:46:56

Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS cells) are truly talented multi-taskers.

2011-07-28 00:57:30

Why do people behave selfishly and accept that their behaviour may have negative consequences for others?

2011-06-03 13:23:15

Almost all bacteria owe their structure to an outer cell wall that interacts closely with the supporting MreB protein inside the cell.

2011-05-11 19:36:47

A new software called QED (Quantitative Electron Diffraction), which has been licensed by Max Planck Innovation, has now been released by HREM Research Inc., a Japan based company, which is developing products and services in the field of High-Resolution Electron Microscopy.

2011-05-05 22:00:58

Patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension struggle with severe symptoms, which include shortness of breath, exhaustion and a lack of vitality.

2011-04-27 23:39:09

They were able to show for the first time that physiologically measurable changes can be observed in the brains of healthy carriers of this risk allele.


Word of the Day
swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.