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Profiling of Fatty Sweet Molecules on Cell Surfaces

Glycolipids, basically "fatty sweet" molecules, are a relatively unknown group of lipids. A new method developed by an Austrian team led by chemist Evelyn Rampler of the University of Vienna has now provided deeper insights into the functioning of...
27-Oct-2022 6:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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European colonial legacy is still visible in today’s alien floras

Alien floras in regions that were once occupied by the same European power are, on average, more similar to each other compared to outside regions and this similarity increases with the length of time a region was occupied. This is the conclusion of...
17-Oct-2022 4:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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How farmers could fertilize more efficiently

Nitrous oxide is a powerful greenhouse gas. Its global warming potential can be up to 300 times that of CO2 over a 100-year period. Globally, more than half of man-made nitrogen oxide emissions come from agriculture. A reduction in the nitrogen...
10-Oct-2022 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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From foe to friend: harmful insects can become pollinators

An international team of researchers including Florian Etl and Jürg Schönenberger from the University of Vienna, Stefan Dötterl and Mario Schubert from the University of Salzburg, and Oliver Reiser and Christian Kaiser from the University of...
6-Oct-2022 6:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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New light for shaping electron beams

A new technique that combines electron microscopy and laser technology enables programmable, arbitrary shaping of electron beams. It can potentially be used for optimizing electron optics and for adaptive electron microscopy, maximizing sensitivity...
29-Sep-2022 6:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

People who feel less pain are also less willing to help others

A reduced ability to feel pain in one's own body leads to a reduced willingness to help others who feel pain. This result of a study published in Psychological Science by cognitive psychologists at the University of Vienna led by Claus Lamm and...
28-Sep-2022 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Old genes keep sea anemones forever young

The genetic fingerprint of the sea anemone Nematostella vectensis shows that the members of this evolutionarily very old animal phylum use the same gene cascades for the differentiation of neuronal cell types as more complex organisms. These genes...
21-Sep-2022 3:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Circalunar clocks: using the right light

How animals are able to interpret natural light sources to adjust their physiology and behaviour is poorly understood. The labs of Kristin Tessmar-Raible (Max Perutz Labs Vienna, Alfred Wegener Institut, University of Oldenburg) and Eva Wolf...
9-Sep-2022 5:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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The University of Vienna is one of the oldest and largest universities in Europe. About 9,800 employees, 6,800 of whom are academic employees, work at 20 faculties and centres. This makes the University of Vienna Austria’s largest research and education institution. About 90,000 national and international students are currently enrolled at the University of Vienna. With 178 degree programmes, the University offers the most diverse range of studies in Aus-tria. The University of Vienna is also a major provider of continuing education.

Cutting-edge research and teaching: The University of Vienna aims at strengthening its position in the cross-faculty research specialisations of Data Science and Digital Humanities, Health and Microbiome, Society and Communication, Molecular Biology and Cognitive Neuroscience, as well as Materials and Quantum Science. In this context, it is announcing 73 new professorship positions.


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