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RESOLV Press Releases

25
Jun 2019
  • Award

Award for Nicolas Plumeré

The researcher integrates plant enzymes into sensors and fuel cells.

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25
Jun 2019
  • Paper

High reaction rates even without precious metals

JACS: Precious metals are often efficient catalysts. But they are expensive and rare. However, it has so far been difficult to determine how efficient...

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17
Jun 2019
  • Paper

Preventing drugs from being transported

Nat. Comm.: Certain membrane proteins specialise in transporting molecules out of cells – a problem for the efficacy of cancer medication and...

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15
May 2019
  • Paper

Applying precious metal catalysts economically

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.: Precious metal nanoparticles of platinum and gold are excellent catalysts. But they are expensive and rare. This new method...

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03
May 2019
  • Paper

Monitoring the lifecycle of tiny catalyst nanoparticles

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.: Since they are so tiny, it is difficult to investigate single nanoparticles. However, this is exactly what researchers are...

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26
Apr 2019
  • Paper

Improving the lifetime of bioelectrodes for solar energy conversion

JACS: The key to a long life for bioelectrodes lies in an oxygen-free environment.

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29
Mar 2019
  • Award

Catalysts for controlled cascade reactions

It is difficult to convert carbon dioxide or nitrogen oxides into useful or harmless substances. Wolfgang Schuhmann wants to find a way and is being...

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27
Mar 2019
  • Paper

How nerve cells control misfolded proteins

EMBO Journal: Neurodegenerative diseases such as Huntington’s or Parkinson’s disease are associated with misfolded and aggregated proteins....

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27
Feb 2019
  • Press Releases

Examining silver nanoparticles in natural environments

Thanks to their antibacterial properties, the particles are used in many products. Their effect on the environment is largely unexplored. This is...

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22
Dec 2018
  • Paper

Structure and function of photosynthesis protein explained in detail

Science: Photosynthetic complex I is a key element in photosynthetic electron transport, but little has been known about it so far.

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07
Dec 2018
  • Paper

How ice particles promote the formation of radicals

Phys. Rev. Lett.: Certain molecules with fluorine, chlorine or bromine, together with water, can release harmful substances into the atmosphere.

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04
Dec 2018
  • Paper

New catalyst achieves unprecedented activities

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.: The new system to produce aromatic nitrogen compounds could make the manufacture of medicines and pesticides more efficient.

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20
Nov 2018
  • Paper

How a crystal is solvated in water

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.: The solvation process is of fundamental importance for chemistry – but is very difficult to observe.

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14
Nov 2018
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Next step on the path towards an efficient biofuel cell

Nat. Comm.: Bochum researchers have combined two concepts that make the system as efficient as precious metal catalysts.

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08
Nov 2018
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Metallic nanocatalysts imitate the structure of enzymes

JACS: In catalysis, nature is sometimes more efficient than artificial systems. Researchers have copied one of the tricks.

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23
Oct 2018
  • Paper

Noble metal-free catalyst system as active as platinum

Adv. Energy Mater.: Affordable high-performance catalysts have come within reach.

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11
Oct 2018
  • Press Releases

The interactions of chemical mirror images

Chemical molecules that behave like images and mirror images interact differently with other molecules. A new project is set to reveal more about...

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09
Oct 2018
  • Paper

The many structures of the light-active biomolecules

Structure: Some molecules change their spatial structure when exposed to light – in other words, they look different in light and darkness. What...

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05
Oct 2018
  • Award

Wolfgang Schuhmann receives award for research in electrochemistry

The Electrochemical Society honours the diverse work of the Bochum-based scientist in applied and basic research.

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28
Sep 2018
  • Paper

New insights into the structure of a killer protein

Cell Death Differ.: The protein Bax is responsible for programmed cell death. Because it is constantly changing its location, its structure has so far...

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