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Towards improved wound healing – Chemical synthesis of a trefoil factor peptide

Milestone for therapeutic development of peptides against gastrointestinal disordersThe fascinating family of trefoil factor peptides brings hope to both research and industry to improve the treatment of chronic disorders such as Crohn’s disease....
7-Jul-2020 8:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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A new way towards super-fast motion of vortices in superconductors discovered

An international team of scientists from Austria, Germany and Ukraine has found a new superconducting system in which magnetic flux quanta can move at velocities of 10-15 km/s. This opens access to investigations of the rich physics of...
3-Jul-2020 6:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

The mystery of pollen sterility and its reversion in pigeon pea revealed in a new study

The Vienna Metabolomics Centre (VIME), University of Vienna, in collaboration with International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), based in India has made a breakthrough in pigeonpea by resolving the mystery behind...
1-Jul-2020 7:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Cellular Stress Causes Cancer Cell Chemoresistance

Postgenomic technologies reveal new mechanism of stress-induced chemoresistanceResistance of cancer cells against therapeutic agents is a major cause of treatment failure, especially in recurrent diseases. An international team around the...
10-Jun-2020 5:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Material and Genetic Resemblance in the Bronze Age Southern Levant

Different "Canaanite" people from the Bronze Age Southern Levant not only culturally, but also genetically resemble each other more than other populations. A team around Ron Pinhasi from the Department of Evolutionary Anthropology found in a recent...
28-May-2020 6:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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The evolutionary puzzle of the mammalian ear

How could the tiny, tightly connected parts of the ear adapt independently to the amazingly diverse functional and environmental regimes encountered in mammals? A group of researchers from the University of Vienna and the Konrad Lorenz Institute for...
27-May-2020 7:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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First fossil nursery of the great white shark discovered

The great white shark is one of the most charismatic, but also one of the most infamous sharks.
22-May-2020 12:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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First fossil nursery of the great white shark discovered

An international research team led by Jaime A. Villafaña from the Institute of Palaeontology at the University of Vienna discovered the first fossil nursery area of the great white shark, Carcharodon carcharias in Chile. This discovery provides a...
22-May-2020 7:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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