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The impacts of invasive species are often difficult to predict

Invasive species can put native animal and plant species on the brink of extinction. They often go undetected for a long time. An international team of researchers has developed a conceptual framework to protect biodiversity.

24.01.2019 | [more]

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Enigmatic transporter mechanisms

How does a medication make its way into a cell? It uses the cell’s own transport mechanisms. An international EU-project including Gerhard F. Ecker from the Faculty of Life Sciences investigates these transporter proteines.

18.01.2019 | [more]

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Herbal antioxidants are becoming increasingly important

The human organism is constantly exposed to "free radicals". Scientists are increasingly turning to the use of phytochemicals, representing plant secondary metabolites.

15.01.2019 | [more]

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Machine learning speeds up atomistic simulations of water and ice

Why is water densest at around 4 degrees Celsius? Why does ice float? A collaborative study at the University of Vienna and other European research institutions of Vienna provides physical insights into these and other questions.

02.01.2019 | [more]

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Marmoset monkeys expect the melody’s closing tone

Cognitive biologists at the University of Vienna conducted playback experiments with common marmoset monkeys and found that sensitivity to dependencies might have been present in the shared ancestor of marmosets and humans.

19.12.2018 | [more]

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For a longer battery life

Conventional lithium ion batteries, such as those used in smartphones , have reached performance limits. Materials chemist Freddy Kleitz have developed a new material, which extends the cycle life of the batteries.

13.12.2018 | [more]

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"Buchtipp des Monats" by Michael Stachowitsch

Enough plastic is thrown away each year to circle the earth four times. Marine ecologist Michael Stachowitsch shows in his latest publication how garbage pollutes the seashores and what we can do about it.

13.12.2018 | [more]

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