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Pestizide können bereits in geringsten Konzentrationen Wirkungen auf sensitive Individuen haben. Das zeigen auch Versuche mit Wasserflöhen.
13.11.2019

Pesticides pose greater risks than previously thought: Helmholtz researchers have shown that pollutants can affect sensitive people and ecosystems even at very low concentrations.

Viele Kleinbauern in Asien und Afrika leben vom Reisanbau.
11.11.2019

With two multi-resistant rice varieties and a diagnostic kit, an international team of researchers hopes to eradicate the plant disease bacterial blight.  

Insektenarten, wie diese Kleine Goldschrecke (Chrysochraon dispar), sind in ihren Beständen deutlich zurückgegangen.
06.11.2019

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.

Bei vielen Industrieprozessen fällt Kohlendioxid als Abfall an. Wirtschaftlichere Prozesse sollen dazu führen, dass das Treibhausgas stofflich recycelt wird.
04.11.2019

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.

01.11.2019

Using a bacterial enzyme, Marburg researchers have made it possible for diatoms to degrade plastic waste in salt water.

Gelatine
30.10.2019

Collagen protein supplier Gelita and the US company Geltor are cooperating in the development of biotechnologically produced collagen proteins for the vegan food market.

Tomograph
28.10.2019

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.

arabidopsis
25.10.2019

The Ethics Council of the Max Planck Society has announced its position on genome editing in plant breeding, medicine and pest control.

Bathymodiolus-Muscheln und andere Bewohner der Hydrothermalquellen am Mittelatlantischen Rücken vor der Küste der Azoren.
23.10.2019

Deep-sea mussels enter into symbioses with a large number of bacteria and are thus well prepared for changing environmental conditions.

Nicolas Plumeré entwickelt günstige Katalysatoren als Alternative zu Edelmetallen.
21.10.2019

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.

Stickstoffdüngung ist wichtig, kann aber auch zu viel sein.
17.10.2019

Too much nitrogen increases the protein content in wheat. But it also reduces the yield, a research team has found.

Bei 2900 °C werden am Fraunhofer IAP Bio-Fasern aus Cellulose graphitisiert. Sie erreichen die mechanischen Eigenschaften erdölbasierter Carbonfasern.
14.10.2019

High-tech fibers made from renewable resources can be a real alternative to their petroleum counterparts, thanks to a new ultra-high-temperature process.

Pflanzenproben werden im Labor für weitere Versuche vorbereitet.
09.10.2019

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.

Durch Borkenkäfer abgetötete Fichten am Lusen im Nationalpark Bayerischer Wald. Ökologen plädieren dafür, diese Form des Totholzes vermehrt im Wald zu belassen.
08.10.2019

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.

07.10.2019

Enzymes were their inspiration: Using nanoparticles as catalysts, German and Australian researchers succeeded in converting carbon dioxide into valuable resources.

Spinnennetz, überlagert mit der Strukturoberfläche der Domänen eines Spinnenseidenproteins. Die Methionin-Seitenketten sind als farbige Stäbchen hervorgehoben.
04.10.2019

It is an amino acid that makes the silk proteins in the spider thread tensile, researchers from the University of Würzburg have discovered.

BASF erweitert das Portfolio um natürliche Inhaltsstoffe wie Vanillin, Nootkaton und Valencen.
03.10.2019

The Dutch biotechnology company Isobionics specializes in natural fragrances and flavors and is now expanding BASF's portfolio.

Cellulose-Ethanol kann aus Weizen- oder Maisstroh hergestellt werden.
26.09.2019

The specialty chemicals company Clariant has won a second licensee for its biorefinery technology in the Polish petroleum group PKN Orlen.

Mit zeitaufgelöster, serieller Synchrotron-Kristallographie können alle Schlüsselzustände der enzymatischen Katalyse dargestellt werden. Sie zeigt auch, wie die beiden Untereinheiten des Enzyms Fluoressigsäure-Dehalogenase miteinander kommunizieren.
25.09.2019

Molecular cinema: German and Canadian structural biologists have observed an enzyme at work and produced a time-lapse film.

Die Tafel zeigt die chemische Strukturformel des CO2-Polyols.
23.09.2019

A research team from North Rhine-Westphalia has developed a process to produce building blocks for important plastics from carbon dioxide.

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