Pesticides pose greater risks than previously thought: Helmholtz researchers have shown that pollutants can affect sensitive people and ecosystems even at very low concentrations.
With two multi-resistant rice varieties and a diagnostic kit, an international team of researchers hopes to eradicate the plant disease bacterial blight.
In Germany, most insect groups are affected by species extinction - and more so than previously assumed, as a study led by the Technical University of Munich shows.
Production of alcohols from CO2 through electrochemical reduction is the goal of a research consortium that wants to use a new process to reduce the energy required for electrosynthesis.
Using a bacterial enzyme, Marburg researchers have made it possible for diatoms to degrade plastic waste in salt water.
Collagen protein supplier Gelita and the US company Geltor are cooperating in the development of biotechnologically produced collagen proteins for the vegan food market.
How is water transported in the soil as well as through roots of plants? Using 3D neutron imaging, a team of researchers have visualized the waters path to the lupine roots.
The Ethics Council of the Max Planck Society has announced its position on genome editing in plant breeding, medicine and pest control.
Deep-sea mussels enter into symbioses with a large number of bacteria and are thus well prepared for changing environmental conditions.
Up until now, biocatalysts were short-lived. Bochum researchers have now developed a thin protective film that can make the hydrogenases last thousands of years.
Too much nitrogen increases the protein content in wheat. But it also reduces the yield, a research team has found.
High-tech fibers made from renewable resources can be a real alternative to their petroleum counterparts, thanks to a new ultra-high-temperature process.
Bayer and the US company Arvinas have teamed up to launch the joint venture Oerth Bio. It uses biotechnologically produced protein molecules to protect plants from pests.
Germany plans large-scale reforestation to help ailing forests. According to Würzburg forest ecologists, this will have the opposite effect and make forests even less resilient.
Enzymes were their inspiration: Using nanoparticles as catalysts, German and Australian researchers succeeded in converting carbon dioxide into valuable resources.
It is an amino acid that makes the silk proteins in the spider thread tensile, researchers from the University of Würzburg have discovered.
The Dutch biotechnology company Isobionics specializes in natural fragrances and flavors and is now expanding BASF's portfolio.
The specialty chemicals company Clariant has won a second licensee for its biorefinery technology in the Polish petroleum group PKN Orlen.
Molecular cinema: German and Canadian structural biologists have observed an enzyme at work and produced a time-lapse film.
A research team from North Rhine-Westphalia has developed a process to produce building blocks for important plastics from carbon dioxide.