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Life Sciences - 15.12.2014
Show us how you play and it may tell us who you are
The way in which toys are handled and combined with one another during object play can tell use a lot about the cognitive underpinnings of the actors.

Life Sciences - Physics - 27.11.2014

Life Sciences - Health - 15.09.2014
Think big! Bacteria breach cell division size limit
The life of a cell is straightforward: it doubles, divides in the middle and originates two identical daughter cells.

Life Sciences - Health - 18.06.2014
Animals and Humans Together - Integration in Society
Animals and Humans Together - Integration in Society
The 23rd international ISAZ conference "Animals and Humans Together: Integration in Society" gathers more than 200 leading scientists from all over the world to discuss the latest research in the growing field of human-animal relationships (anthrozoology) in Vienna, July 19th-22nd.

Earth Sciences - Life Sciences - 29.04.2014
The Anthropocene: The age of human impact
The effects of human activity on geologic, biologic and atmospheric processes are now larger than at any point in Earth's history.

Health - Life Sciences - 28.02.2014
Blood donations could help reduce the risk of heart disease in shift workers
Austrian researchers have found that jetlag has severe effects on red blood cells, possibly explaining the high incidence of heart disease seen in shift workers.

Life Sciences - 27.01.2014
How we got four limbs? Because we have a belly: New model for the evolution of paired appendages
How we got four limbs? Because we have a belly: New model for the evolution of paired appendages
How we got four limbs? Because we have a belly: New model for the evolution of paired appendages All of us backboned animals - at least the ones who also have jaws - have four fins or limbs, one pair in front and one pair behind.

Life Sciences - 18.10.2013
Evolution is not a one-way road towards complexity
There are still a lot of unanswered questions about mollusks, e.g. snails, slugs and mussels.

Health - Life Sciences - 30.09.2013
Microbial restoration of the inflamed gut
A team led by gastroenterologists Sieglinde Angelberger and Walter Reinisch (Medical University Vienna) and microbiologists David Berry and Alexander Loy (University of Vienna) explored how a treatme

Life Sciences - Mechanical Engineering - 03.07.2013
Animal master-burglars: Cockatoos show technical intelligence on a five-lock problem
An international team of scientists around Alice Auersperg from the Department of Cognitive Biology of the University of Vienna has shown that members of an Indonesian parrot species, the Goffin Cockatoo, can solve a complex mechanical five-step problem and so retrieve a nut from a puzzle box. The researchers published their findings in the journal "Plos One".

Life Sciences - Chemistry - 31.05.2013
Molecular Switch for Cheaper Biofuel
At the Vienna University of Technology, genetic engineers have found a trick, thanks to which fungi can be used for the production of biofuels far more cost effectively than before.

Life Sciences - Chemistry - 23.05.2013
Cross-talk between signaling cascades
Cross-talk between signaling cascades
Signaling cascades communicate and integrate extracellular signaling cues spatially and temporally via formation of defined protein-protein interactions. Scientists from the Institute of Biochemistry in Innsbruck discovered a unique mechanism which is based on binary protein-protein interactions and which explains cross talk between critically regulated signaling cascades.

Environment - Life Sciences - 08.02.2013
New EU-project to enhance seed quality
New EU-project to enhance seed quality
Massive economic losses are suffered by farmers and the seed trade alike due to poor seed quality.

Physics - Life Sciences - 05.02.2013
Nanostructures with Living Cells
Using Laser Technology, Aleksandr Ovsianikov from the Vienna University of Technology wants to create microstructures with embedded living cells.

Life Sciences - Mathematics - 21.11.2012
Learning from the brain
Learning from the brain
The visual cortex in the human brain interprets visual input. A computer scientist from the University of Innsbruck has managed to simulate the workings of the visual cortex with high accuracy in a computational model. Photo: Die Verarbeitung optischer Signale im visuellen Cortex hat ein Innsbrucker Wissenschaftler als Modell nachgebaut.

Computer Science - Life Sciences - 30.10.2012

Life Sciences - Physics - 31.07.2012

Health - Life Sciences - 06.06.2012

Chemistry - Life Sciences - 19.03.2012
Chemistry: Success Through Cooperation
Chemistry: Success Through Cooperation
Innsbruck scientists tested a new chemical modification of RNA molecules successfully for the first time. The results of the close cooperation of two research groups of the Centre for Molecular Biosciences (CMBI) have been published in the journal ACS Chemical Biology and one of their photos has been used as the cover picture of the current issue.

Life Sciences - Health - 13.02.2012
Pharmaceuticals from Crab Shells
Fungi with additional foreign genes have been created at the Vienna University of Technology. They can now turn chitin into pharmaceuticals.

Life Sciences - Chemistry - 21.12.2011
Discovery of an evolutionary conserved function of protein kinase A
Discovery of an evolutionary conserved function of protein kinase A
Extracellular cues are recognized by G-protein-coupled receptors which transmit the signal via trimeric G proteins to their cellular effectors. Dr. Eduard Stefan from the Institute of Biochemistry showed in cooperation with international research teams a novel and conserved mechanism how cells adapt to environmental changes.

Life Sciences - Physics - 17.11.2011
Ultra-Microscope Unveils Secrets of the Fruit Fly
An Advanced Microscopy Method Used at the Vienna University of Technology allows Scientists to Study the Genetics of the Fruit Fly.

Chemistry - Life Sciences - 28.07.2011
Saharan dust in alpine lakes
Saharan dust in alpine lakes
Remote lakes are subject to the deposition of atmospheric pollutants, mineral dust, and organic matter. In a recent study published in Nature , an international group of limnologists including Prof. Ruben Sommaruga from the Institute of Ecology at the University of Innsbruck have uncovered the effect of dust on the pool of dissolved organic matter of remote alpine lakes.

Life Sciences - Chemistry - 02.11.2010
Cancer: "Primitive" Gene Discovered
To find the causes for cancer, biochemists and developmental biologists at the University of Innsbruck retraced the function of an important human cancer gene 600 million years back in time. For the first time, they have identified the oncogene myc in a fresh water polyp and they have shown that this oncogene has similar biochemical functions in ancestral metazoan and in humans.

Physics - Life Sciences - 02.11.2010
Mysterious ball lightning: Illusion or reality?
Mysterious ball lightning: Illusion or reality?
Ball lightnings are circular light phenomena occurring during thunderstorms and there are a large class of reports by eyewitnesses having experienced such events. Now physicists at the University of Innsbruck have calculated that the magnetic field of long lightning strokes may produce the image of luminous shapes, also known as phosphenes, in the brain.

Physics - Life Sciences - 15.06.2010
Nano design, just like in nature
Researchers at Vienna University of Technology (TU Vienna) are currently coordinating an EU project.

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