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January 4, 2017
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Ein molekularer Schalter für Leben, Fortpflanzung und Tod

“Bis dass der Tod uns scheidet” – diese Worte haben für den Meeresborstenwurm eine tiefere Bedeutung: Noch am Tag der Paarung, wenn sie Tausende befruchtete Eier ins Meer abgegeben haben, sterben die Elterntiere. Diese radikale “Alles-oder-nichts”-Strategie verdeutlicht ein allgemeines Prinzip: … Continue reading

December 9, 2016
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A promising step toward controlling Zika virus and dengue fever

UCLA scientists and colleagues identify structure of a molecule that kills mosquitoes carrying malaria and West Nile Five UCLA researchers were part of an international team that has used X-rays to reveal the structure of a molecule that is toxic … Continue reading

August 21, 2016
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Immune system, brain and behavior

Researchers find prenatal infection may create risk for later disorders The Zika virus now active in numerous countries, and the severe birth defects associated with it, makes it clear that infection in pregnant women can have immediate and devastating effects … Continue reading

August 16, 2016
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Conception timed with periods of low mosquito activity could reduce Zika virus infection

Women could prevent contracting the mosquito-borne Zika virus while pregnant by timing the first months of pregnancy with seasonal declines in mosquito activity, according to a new paper. The paper is the first to suggest that women in the numerous … Continue reading

July 22, 2016
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Yale study: How antibodies access neurons to fight infection

Yale scientists have solved a puzzle of the immune system: how antibodies enter the nervous system to control viral infections. Their finding may have implications for the prevention and treatment of a range of conditions, including herpes and Guillain-Barre syndrome, … Continue reading

May 23, 2014
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Deutsche Bank versus Nemo

Protestaktion von WWF und Campact zum Schutz des Great Barrier Reefs / Über 200.000 Unterzeichner fordern Deutsche Bank auf, Finanzierung für Kohlehafen klar auszuschließen Bei ihrer Hauptversammlung in Frankfurt steht die Deutsche Bank weiter in der Kritik hinsichtlich der Finanzierung … Continue reading