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RESOLV Press Releases

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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26
Sep 2018
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Bio solar cell produces hydrogen

Nat. Energy: The semi-artificial system is constructed like a Lego box – which opens up a wide range of applications for the future.

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18
Sep 2018
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Simply print sensors and solar collectors

Chem. Sci.: Researchers use a trick to prevent a ring from forming when droplets dry. This has far-reaching consequences.

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17
Sep 2018
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A protective shield for sensitive enzymes in biofuel cells

Nat. Comm.: The mechanism protects sensitive enzymes from oxygen. It obtains its energy from sugar. Together with hydrogen, it can also drive an...

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22
Aug 2018
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Improved understanding of industrial electrode processes

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.: The findings could help save carbon dioxide in the future.

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20
Aug 2018
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Synthetic DNA-based enzymes

Nat. Rev. Chem.: In nature, enzymes are mostly made of proteins. This might change in a not too distant future, according to a review article...

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09
Aug 2018
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How ions gather water molecules around them

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.: Seemingly simple questions about the hydration shell of charged particles remained unanswered for a long time. Until this new...

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