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Symptoms Similar To Schizophrenia Caused By Sleep deprivation
2014-07-08 03:50:05

University of Bonn Psychologists at the University of Bonn are amazed by the severe deficits caused by a sleepless night Twenty-four hours of sleep deprivation can lead to conditions in healthy persons similar to the symptoms of schizophrenia. This discovery was made by an international team of researchers under the guidance of the University of Bonn and King's College London. The scientists point out that this effect should be investigated more closely in persons who have to work at...

Researchers Discover Bizarre Parasite From The Jurassic
2014-06-25 03:02:32

University of Bonn Researchers from the University of Bonn and from China have discovered a fossil fly larva with a spectacular sucking apparatus Around 165 million years ago, a spectacular parasite was at home in the freshwater lakes of present-day Inner Mongolia (China): A fly larva with a thorax formed entirely like a sucking plate. With it, the animal could adhere to salamanders and suck their blood with its mouthparts formed like a stinger. To date no insect is known that is...

2014-05-01 08:29:43

LONDON, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This year, May 1st marks the launch of IZA World of Labor, a free, online resurce aimed at decision makers worldwide who need access to concise empirical evidence on issues related to labor economics. IZA World of Labor is aimed at policy makers, those working in government, NGOs, international organizations, employer associations and unions, but also caters to journalists, economics students and the interested public. Each article...

2014-04-30 12:31:18

Structures of human P2Y12 receptor key to next generation of antithrombotic drugs SHANGHAI, April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- An international team led by scientists at the Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica, Chinese Academy of Sciences (SIMM) has found the detailed structure of a receptor that plays a key role in platelet activation and blood clotting. The work has implications for treatment of cardiovascular and other diseases. In a pair of papers published by the journal Nature on...

Alzheimer's Disease
2014-04-07 08:44:44

University of Bonn A team of researchers working with Prof. Dr. Christa E. Muller from the University of Bonn demonstrates a positive effect on tau deposits As part of a German-French research project, a team led by Dr. Christa E. Müller from the University of Bonn and Dr. David Blum from the University of Lille was able to demonstrate for the first time that caffeine has a positive effect on tau deposits in Alzheimer's disease. The two-years project was supported with 30,000 Euro from...

2014-02-28 13:40:24

University of Bonn: Skin inflammation following UV irradiation promotes cancer cell spread along blood vessels Melanoma is particularly dangerous because it can form metastases in vital organs such as the lungs, liver or brain. UV radiation is considered to be the most significant triggering factor. An interdisciplinary team of researchers from the University Hospital and the LIMES Institute of the University of Bonn has now discovered that sunburns contribute to the development of this...

Addicted To Your Phone? New App Tracks Smartphone Usage
2014-01-27 10:10:19

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers from the University of Bonn in Germany have a released a new app that can track the wholesale use of your cell phone – from time spent on calls to app usage to texting activities. App users can agree to let their usage data be sent anonymously back to the German scientists, who are using the information to track the digital habits of the typical person. The app, called Menthal, is currently available in the Google Play...

Novel LEDs Lead The Way To Cheaper Displays
2013-11-08 10:42:54

University of Bonn Applications in smart phones or luminescent bathroom tiles conceivable / Collaboration of Bonn University, Regensburg University, the University of Utah and MIT OLEDs are already used in the displays of smart phones or digital cameras today. They offer an especially bright image with high contrast, but come with a serious drawback: typically, only one quarter of the electrical energy invested in running the device is actually converted into light. This ratio can be...

2013-07-23 12:35:54

Scientists at the University of Bonn simulate that seismic waves can be focused like in a parabolic reflector In 2006 the island of Java, Indonesia was struck by a devastating earthquake followed by the onset of a mud eruption to the east, flooding villages over several square kilometers and that continues to erupt today. Until now, researchers believed the earthquake was too far from the mud volcano to trigger the eruption. Geophysicists at the University of Bonn, Germany and ETH Zurich,...

2013-05-13 11:11:03

Researchers from the Universities of Bamberg and Bonn present causal evidence on how markets affect moral values Many people express objections against child labor, exploitation of the workforce or meat production involving cruelty against animals. At the same time, however, people ignore their own moral standards when acting as market participants, searching for the cheapest electronics, fashion or food. Thus, markets reduce moral concerns. This is the main result of an experiment...


Word of the Day
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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