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World Health Summit 2014

World Health Summit 2014

By 2050, two-thirds of all humans will be living in cities. What will the impact be for health care? How can we ensure today that diseases won’t develop into epidemics in megacities in the future? The 6th World Health Summit, held from October 19 – 22 in Berlin, will raise questions like these. More World Health Summit 2014

How spiders fix their webs

How spiders fix their webs

Spider silk is light and delicate, while incredibly resilient and tear-resistant. Understanding the structure and way of construction of these threads is a challenge taken up by a research team of Kiel University. More How spiders fix their webs

New Look at Heart Disease

New Look at Heart Disease

New Look at Heart Disease Scientists at the Interfaculty Institute of Biochemistry (IFIB) discover an unexpected role of smooth muscle cells for plaque buildup in the arteries and a new approach to treat heart disease. More New Look at Heart Disease

"Research in Germany" at SEOUL ICM 2014 and MENAO

"Research in Germany" at SEOUL ICM 2014 and MENAO

In August, “Research in Germany” will present the German mathematical research landscape and funding opportunities at the world’s largest meeting of mathematicians – at an information booth with other major European research and funding organizations and with several special events. More "Research in Germany" at SEOUL ICM 2014 and MENAO

Artificial retina: Physicists develop an interface to the optical nerve

Artificial retina: Physicists develop an interface to the optical nerve

Physicists at Technische Universität München (TUM) are using the special properties of graphene to produce key elements of an artificial retina. With their research program the researchers were admitted to the heavily funded "Graphene" Flagship Program of the EU. More Artificial retina: Physicists develop an interface to the optical nerve