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2008-07-15 11:54:32

Study at Bonn University Clinic suggests delaying operations till the next day Kidney transplants should be carried out during the day if possible. At least this is the conclusion suggested by a survey just published by urologists and internists at the University of Bonn (Transplantation Proceedings, vol. 40, p. 1341 ff.). Hence operations carried out at night require a further operation more than twice as often as other operations. Moreover, the risk of premature failure of the transplant is...

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2008-03-17 13:50:59

Instruments falsely report anoxia in affected peopleScientists at the University of Bonn have discovered a new rare type of hemoglobin. Hemoglobin transports oxygen in the red blood corpuscles. When bound to oxygen it changes color. The new hemoglobin type appears optically to be transporting little oxygen. Measurements of the blood oxygen level therefore present a similar picture to patients suffering from an inherited cardiac defect. After examining two patients, the scientists now...

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2008-03-03 12:40:00

For the first time scientists demonstrate in long-distance runners the release of endorphins in the brainThroughout the world, amateurs, experts and the media agree that prolonged jogging raises people's spirits. And many believe that the body's own opioids, so called endorphins, are the cause of this. But in fact this has never been proved until now. Researchers at the Technische Universität Mnchen and the University of Bonn succeeded to demonstrate the existence of an...

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2008-02-25 09:50:00

New gene improves our understanding of hair growth and offers a path to effective therapiesA healthy individual loses around a hundred hairs a day. Nothing to worry about as long as they are constantly replaced and the losses occur evenly around the whole scalp. But when hair loss goes well beyond this level it can become quite a problem for those affected "“ not only superficially in terms of looks but also psychologically. A breakthrough on the hair front has now been made by an...

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2008-02-06 10:15:00

Scientists from the University of Bonn are researching which plants giant dinosaurs could have lived off more than 100 million years ago. They want to find out how the dinosaurs were able to become as large as they did. In actual fact such gigantic animals should not have existed. The results of the research have now been published in the journal 'Proceedings of the Royal Society B'.Take 200 milligrams of dried and ground equisetum, ten milliliters of digestive juice from sheep's rumen, a few...

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2007-10-02 18:12:22

Minerals act as oxygen reservoirs, stopping the earth from becoming a barren planet   If our planet did not have the ability to store oxygen in the deep reaches of its mantle there would probably be no life on its surface. This is the conclusion reached by scientists at the University of Bonn who have subjected the mineral majorite to close laboratory examination. Majorite normally occurs only at a depth of several hundred kilometres - under very high pressures and temperatures....

2007-03-14 11:48:13

Turkey's Lake Van provides a uniquely precise insight into Eurasia's climate history The bottom of Turkey's Lake Van is covered by a layer of mud several hundreds of metres deep. For climatologists this unprepossessing slime is worth its weight in gold: summer by summer pollen has been deposited from times long past. From it they can detect right down to a specific year what climatic conditions prevailed at the time of the Neanderthals, for example. These archives may go back as much as half...

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2005-12-22 08:00:07

NASA -- Palaeontologists from the University of Bonn report on an intriguing diagnosis in the 16 December issue of the journal Science. A dinosaur which they have examined was apparently able to vary the speed of its growth according the conditions obtaining in its environment. Although tortoises and crocodiles also do this, plateosaurus engelhardti seems to be unique among dinosaurs, leading experts to puzzle over whether the family history of the dinosaurs will need to be rewritten....

2005-09-19 15:43:24

Tall people are more prepared to take risks than small people, women are more careful than men, and the willingness to take risks markedly decreases with age: these are the findings arrived at by researchers from the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), the University of Bonn and the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW) in Berlin. For their study they evaluated more than 20,000 interviews with people from all over Germany and additionally confirmed the findings by experiment. What...