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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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  • 26. July 2017, Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association
    Biomarkers for identifying Tumor Aggressiveness

    A Berlin study of patients with early-stage colon cancer / DNA repair mechanisms and MACC1 gene activity helps determine prognosis and predict response to chemotherapy

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  • 26. July 2017, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ
    Research at Lake Baikal - for the protection of a unique ecosystem

    Lake Baikal, with its exceptional species diversity and unique wildlife, is a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site. As part of the Helmholtz Russia Research Group LaBeglo, UFZ researchers are studying the impact of climate change and environmental toxins on the lake's fauna. In a recent study, together with researchers from the Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) and the University of Irkutsk, they addressed the question of how Baikal amphipods that fulfil important ecological functions in the lake react to pollutants in the water.

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  • 25. July 2017, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
    Natural Molecule to Boost the Performance of Electrodes for Rechargeable Batteries

    Lab tests show that a novel material based on the organic porphyrin molecule allows to charge batteries within one single minute

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  • 25. July 2017, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie
    User research at BER II: Lupin roots observed in the act of drinking

    Lupins not only produce colourful blossoms but also nutritious beans rich in proteins. Just how these plants draw water using their roots in the soil has now for the first time been observed in three dimensions by a University of Potsdam team at the HZB-BER II neutron source in Berlin. To accomplish this, they worked with the HZB imaging group to improve the temporal resolution of neutron tomography more than onehundred-fold so that a detailed 3D image was generated every ten seconds. This ultrafast neutron tomography is generally suitable as well for analyses of dynamic processes in porous materials.

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  • 25. July 2017, German Aerospace Center (DLR)
    Active rotor control to reduce noise and vibration

    Under some operating conditions, rotors are the main source of noise produced by a helicopter. To reduce this noise and the simultaneous vibrations, the German Aerospace Centre (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR), together with Airbus Helicopters Deutschland, has tested active rotor control on a modern, five-blade rotor in a wind tunnel as part of the SKAT (Scalability and risk minimisation of technology) research project. The result was an approximately 30 percent reduction in noise.

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