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Tara Andrews

Tara Andrews: "That thing called Digital Humanities"

Combining Humanities with digital tools and methods is the domain of Tara Andrews, Professor of Digital Humanities at the University of Vienna. Her academic career stations include MIT, Oxford, Leuven and Bern.

19.10.2017 | [more]

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Impressions from "Interscience"

In September the University of Vienna was the setting of the first joint conference of the four Vienna Doctoral Schools: "Cognition, Behaviour and Neuroscience (CoBeNe)", "Mathematics", "Molecules of Life (MoL)" and "Physics".

17.10.2017 | [more]

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Microbes leave "fingerprints" on Martian rocks

Scientists around Tetyana Milojevic from the Faculty of Chemistry at the University of Vienna are in search of unique biosignatures, which are left on synthetic extraterrestrial minerals by microbial activity.

17.10.2017 | [more]

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Biologist Philipp Mitteroecker

Risk of Caesarean section is heritable

Women born by Caesarean section due to a fetopelvic disproportion (FDP) are more than twice as likely to develop FDP when giving birth than women born naturally.

17.10.2017 | [more]

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The "selfish" sex chromosome

The Y chromosome is known to determine the male sex, but 90 percent of the Y chromosome consists of junk DNA that outcompetes functional elements. Biologist Qi Zhou investigates what impact this may have on the genome.

11.10.2017 | [more]

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Sharing of science is most likely among male scientists

These patterns of sharing among scientists were discovered by a team of Austrian, Dutch and German researchers led by Jorg Massen of the Department of Cognitive Biology at the University of Vienna.

10.10.2017 | [more]

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Editing the genome – rewriting our society?

Which changes of genomes are desirable? Who can and should decide this – and how? Issues such as these will be the focus of discussions in the interdisciplinary symposium in Vienna on October 19 and 20.

09.10.2017 | [more]

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