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Friday, 13 May, 2016

Building-blocks of life

Biological evolution was preceded by a long phase of chemical evolution during which precursors of biopolymers accumulated. LMU chemists have discovered an efficient mechanism for the prebiotic synthesis of a vital class of such compounds.

How did life originate on Earth and what were its chemical more …

Friday, 29 April, 2016

Live is motion

LMU physicists have developed a way to distinguish the random motions of particles in non-living molecular systems from the motility of active living matter. The method affords new insights into fundamental biological processes.

What are the salient physical and chemical properties that more …

Wednesday, 27 April, 2016

Closing the ring

How bacterial cells divide in two is not fully understood. LMU physicists now show that, at high concentrations, a crucial protein can assemble into ring-shaped filaments that constrict the cell, giving rise to two daughter cells.

In the final step in bacterial cell division, constriction of the more …

Tuesday, 19 April, 2016

The systems of biology

Three CeNS groups will work in the new Center for Molecular Biosystems (BioSysM) more …

Wednesday, 13 April, 2016

Sorting the wheat from the chaff

Biophysics more …

Monday, 11 April, 2016

Blue boost for insulin secretion

Photopharmacology more …

Tuesday, 05 April, 2016

Photoswitches: A New Addition to the Molecular Toolkit

LMU chemist Dirk Trauner builds photoresponsive molecular switches that enable nerve-cell receptors to be controlled by light. In this way, nerve-cell activity can be switched on and off at will – in the laboratory. “But,” he says, “we hope that our research can be translated into medical more …

Wednesday, 16 March, 2016

Paul Ehrlich und Ludwig Darmstaedter Award for Young Researchers 2016

Former IDK member Claus-Dieter Kuhn wins prestigious award more …

Wednesday, 16 December, 2015

Art project "Origin of life"

Art meets science: Artist Judith Egger and Biophysicist Dieter Braun work together on an art project about the origin of life.  more …

Tuesday, 13 October, 2015

Genug getatscht! Touchscreen wird touchless

CeNS-Mitglied Bettina Lotsch entwickelt berührungslosen Touchscreen - Bericht bei der Deutschen Welle vom 13.10.2015 more …