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News and views on research at the Helmholtz Association - this is the place to look for all the press releases issued by the Helmholtz Research Centres and the Helmholtz Head Office. A comfortable search function helps you to view specific news items from the Helmholtz Research Centres in chronological order. Older press releases can be found in our archive or on the website of the relevant Helmholtz Research Centre.

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  • 06. November 2019, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
    Erna Scheffler Sponsorship Award for KIT Researchers

    Karlsruhe Soroptimist Club Grants Awards to Computer Scientist Dr. Anja Exler and Physicist Marie Weiel-Potyagaylo – Ceremony on October 18, 2019, at the Federal Constitutional Court

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  • 06. November 2019, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)
    Meyenburg Prize 2019 for outstanding research on leukemia

    The Meyenburg Prize 2019, which carries prize money of 50,000 euros, goes to Benjamin L. Ebert from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston for his outstanding research results on the pathogenesis and treatment of leukemia. The award ceremony will take place on Thursday, November 7, 2019 as part of a symposium at the German Cancer Research Center.

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  • 06. November 2019, Helmholtz Zentrum München – German Research Center for Environmental Health (HMGU)
    What and how much we eat might change our internal clocks and hormone responses

    For the first time, a study led by researchers at Helmholtz Zentrum München and the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD) shows how glucocorticoid hormones, such as cortisol, control sugar and fat levels differently during day and night, feeding and fasting, rest and activity, over the course of 24 hours. The research conducted in mice found that the time-of-day dependent metabolic cycle is altered by high caloric diet. Since glucocorticoids are widely used drugs for the treatment of...

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  • 06. November 2019, Helmholtz Head Office
    Helmholtz awards Doctoral Prize to six outstanding young researchers

    The winners of this year’s Helmholtz Doctoral Prize were announced on November 6th at the Helmholtz Horizons Symposium. The prizes were presented by the Helmholtz President during a ceremony at Futurium in Berlin. For the first time, five of the six young researchers are women.

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  • 06. November 2019, Forschungszentrum Jülich
    Understanding the brain in more detail: Helmholtz Doctoral Prize for physicist from Forschungszentrum Jülich

    Jülich, 6 November 2019 –Miriam Menzel received today the Helmholtz Doctoral Prize 2019 in the research field Key Technologies. The physicist from Forschungzentrum Jülich developed in her PhD thesis various methods that enable a more precise reconstruction of nerve fiber pathways in the brain. The Helmholtz Association awards the prize for early-career scientists that reached outstanding achievements during their doctoral phase.

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  • 06. November 2019, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht Centre for Material and Coastal Research (HZG)
    Helmholtz Horizons 2019 in Berlin

    Prof. Dr. Daniela Jacob und Dr. Eduardo Zorita will present their cutting-edge research and bold visions in inspiring talks.

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  • 05. November 2019, German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE)
    Dementia, developmental disorders and psychoses: Helmholtz Association funds DZNE research project on autoantibodies with 2.3 million euros

    In the "BaoBab" project, DZNE researchers from Berlin and Bonn are developing a technical platform with which autoantibodies that cause brain diseases can be identified and investigated.

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  • 04. November 2019, Forschungszentrum Jülich
    Science: Sensing magnetism in atomic resolution with just a scanning tunneling microscope

    Jülich, 4 November 2019 – Scientists from the University of Strasbourg, France, in close collaboration with colleagues from the research centers in San Sebastián, Spain, and Jülich, Germany, have achieved a breakthrough in detecting the magnetic moments of nanoscale structures. They succeeded in making the magnetic moments visible with a resolution down to the atomic level using a scanning tunneling microscope, a device that has been standard in science for many years. The researchers made it sensitive to magnetic properties by placing a small molecule containing a Nickel atom at the microscope tip. The results published in the current issue of Science opens a novel path to achieve fundamental insights into atomic-scale structures and for the designing of future atomic-scale devices like nanoscale storage devices and quantum simulators.

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  • 04. November 2019, Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI)
    Changes in high-altitude winds over the South Pacific produce long-term effects on the Antarctic

    In the past million years, the high-altitude winds of the southern westerly wind belt, which spans nearly half the globe, didn’t behave as uniformly over the Southern Pacific as previously assumed. Instead, they varied cyclically over periods of ca. 21,000 years. A new study has now confirmed close ties between the climate of the mid and high latitudes and that of the tropics in the South Pacific, which has consequences for the carbon budget of the Pacific Southern Ocean and the stability of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. The study was prepared by Dr Frank Lamy, a geoscientist at the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, together with researchers from Chile, the Netherlands, the USA and Germany, and has just been released in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS). 

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  • 31. October 2019, Forschungszentrum Jülich
    Low-Cost Pathways to a Carbon-Neutral Energy System

    Jülich, 31 October 2019 – Germany is aiming to achieve broad greenhouse gas neutrality by 2050. In order to reach this goal, the energy system has to be completely transformed in all areas, whether that be the energy sector, construction, industry, or transport. A new study by Forschungszentrum Jülich presented in Berlin today shows how this project of the century can be made to be efficient and economically beneficial. The study is based on detailed calculations performed with the help of a whole range of newly developed computer models.

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