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The role of bitter receptors in cancer

Bitter taste receptors do not only support humans in tasting. They are also found on cancer cells. A team led by Veronika Somoza from the Faculty of Chemistry at the University of Vienna and the German Leibniz Institute for Food Systems Biology at...
3-Dec-2021 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

In quantum mechanics, not even time flows as you might expect it to

A team of physicists at the Universities of Vienna, Bristol, the Balearic Islands and the Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information (IQOQI-Vienna) has shown how quantum systems can simultaneously evolve along two opposite time arrows...
26-Nov-2021 4:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Athletes with a pre-performance routine perform better

Many great athletes have a routine they do right before they perform. But does this routine indeed help their performance? Anton Rupprecht and Ulrich Tran from the Faculty of Psychology and sport psychologist Peter Gröpel from the Department of...
11-Nov-2021 8:35 AM EST Add to Favorites

How to decode the meaning of melodies in animal vocalizations

When listening closely, the melodies of human languages and animal vocalizations are very similar. However, it is not yet fully resolved if similar patterns in languages and animal vocalizations also have similar meanings. Researchers of the...
5-Nov-2021 8:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

A new dimension in magnetism and superconductivity launched

An international team of scientists from Austria and Germany has launched a new paradigm in magnetism and superconductivity, putting effects of curvature, topology, and 3D geometry into the spotlight of next-decade research. The results are...
3-Nov-2021 1:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Profound ecological change in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea

Assemblages of tropical non-indigenous species in the Eastern Mediterranean have biological traits that markedly differ from those of native biological communities. This was shown by an international team of scientists led by Jan Steger from the...
3-Nov-2021 8:25 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Why do humans possess a twisted birth canal?

The relatively narrow human birth canal presumably evolved as a "compromise" between its abilities for parturition, support of the inner organs, and upright walking. But not only the size of the birth canal, also its complex, "twisted" shape is an...
29-Oct-2021 8:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

How an enriched environment fires up our synapses

Processing of sensory impressions and information depends very much on how the synapses in our brain work. A team around chemist Robert Ahrends from the University of Vienna and neuroscientist Michael R. Kreutz from Leibniz Institute for...
20-Oct-2021 8:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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