How neurons regulate their excitability autonomously
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How neurons regulate their excitability autonomously

Study by the University of Bonn elucidates important mechanism in the brain Nerve cells can regulate their sensitivity to incoming signals autonomously. A new study led by the University of Bonn has now discovered a mechanism that does just that. The German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases and the Max Planck Institute for Neurobiology…

Gene plays important role in embryonic development
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Gene plays important role in embryonic development

Study at the University of Bonn identifies gene that can cause malformations if altered An international study led by the medical Faculty of the University of Bonn has identified a gene that plays an important role in the development of the human embryo. If it is altered, malformations of various organ systems can result. The…

Acknowledging and citing Core Facilities

Acknowledging and citing Core Facilities

By providing technological services and expertise core facilities and their staff have a strong impact on the scientific performance and output of their host organisation.
In the absence of a high number of publications, acknowledgements are used as a measure of a core facility and its staff’s output and impact.
The acknowledgement of a core facility therefore goes beyond professional courtesy…

Control hub for skin inflammation discovered
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Control hub for skin inflammation discovered

Study by the University of Bonn identifies new signaling pathway to combat UV damage and infections Inflammatory reactions in the skin can reduce damage from UV radiation or infections, but can also result in painful symptoms such as sunburn. A recent study at the University of Bonn and the University Hospital Bonn has now identified…

Hemophilia: Training the immune system to be tolerant
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Hemophilia: Training the immune system to be tolerant

Study by the University of Bonn elucidates an important immune mechanism Hemophilia A is the most common severe form of hemophilia. It affects almost exclusively males. The disease can usually be treated well, but not for all sufferers. A study at the University of Bonn has now elucidated an important mechanism that is crucial for…

DNA guardians out of control
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DNA guardians out of control

Researchers at the University of Bonn discover mechanism that leads to ANCA-associated vasculitis Our own immune system can become the enemy when mechanisms that are actually protective get out of control. In ANCA-associated vasculitis, excessive inflammatory reactions lead to pulmonary hemorrhages that can be fatal if left untreated. Researchers at the University of Bonn, together…

A new BONFOR Funding Instrument for Technology Development in Core Facilities

A new BONFOR Funding Instrument for Technology Development in Core Facilities

The BONFOR Funding Instrument 9 (Technology Development in Core Facilities) is meant to ensure that the Core Facilities of the Medical Faculty can map state-of-the-art and innovative, novel methods. The innovations that are established within the framework of this project-related scientific work are then to be incorporated into the routine work of the Core Facility….

Elevator helps bacteria to build an invisibility cloak
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Elevator helps bacteria to build an invisibility cloak

Study: Bacterial membrane transporter helps pathogens to hide from immune system The transport of substances across the membrane into the cell is linked to specific membrane transport proteins. Researchers at the University Hospital Bonn (UKB) and the University of Bonn, in collaboration with an international team, have now succeeded in elucidating the molecular structure of…

Call for applications: Pitch Contest of the Medical Faculty Bonn

Call for applications: Pitch Contest of the Medical Faculty Bonn

Are you excited about the possibility that your research could make a difference in the world? We’d like to help you achieve that with awards totaling EUR 60.000! All you have to do is apply and present your idea at the first ever Pitch Contest of the Medical Faculty Bonn on September 15, 2022. External…