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Understanding the brain

Anatomist Anja Bräuer aims not just to gain a better understanding of the fundamentals of brain development but also to find ways to improve the…

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Another success for Excellence Cluster “Hearing4all”

A major success: the University of Oldenburg’s hearing researchers will receive funding from the Excellence Strategy programme until 2026. Marine…

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The smaller encounters are the most helpful

This week, the renowned particle physicist Mary K Gaillard is giving the opening speech at the 22nd German Conference of Women in Physics in…

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From bird migration to quantum chemistry

For more than 15 years Henrik Mouritsen has been conducting research on magnetoreception in birds. Now, he has summarised the current scientific…

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Fascinating Diskworld

Doctor of chemistry Jannika Lauth was awarded a Carl von Ossietzky Young Researchers' Fellowship earlier this year. In her research Lauth produces…

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Stagnation in the South Pacific

A team led by geochemist Dr. Katharina Pahnke from Oldenburg has discovered important evidence that the rise in atmospheric carbon dioxide levels at…

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How organisms process sensory stimuli

What happens at the molecular level when we smell, see and hear? At the University of Oldenburg the Research Training Group "Molecular basis of…

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Layer by Layer, Cell by Cell

The skin, our largest sensory organ, is the subject of dermatologist Ulrike Raap‘s research

and medical care. She describes it as an “architectural…

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Letting yourself be challenged

Religion has become a huge social topic once more since the start of the millennium. How can we coexist peacefully in a religiously diverse world?…

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Oldenburg University in Academy Programme

As of 2018 Oldenburg University will take over the academic implementation of a project that has been included in Germany's largest research programme…

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Not without reason

Following a test phase, German rail company Deutsche Bahn has announced plans to equip train station security personnel at trouble spots with body…

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How Migratory Birds Solve the Longitude Problem

Migratory birds find their way to their destination with astonishing accuracy. For a long time it was unclear how they determined their east-west…

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Species richness - a false friend?

Assessing the state of an ecosystem solely on the basis of short-term changes in the number of different species it contains can lead to false…

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Small crustacean, crucial role

The Antarctic Krill, a small crustacean, is one of the world's most abundant species and the central diet of a number of animals in the Southern…

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Helmholtz Institute for Functional Marine Biodiversity officially founded

Addressing research gaps and providing the scientific basis for marine conservation – these are the aims of the Helmholtz Institute for Functional…

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Venturing into the dark

It may not be a beauty – pale and rather inconspicuous – but in terms of evolutionary biology this fish is a sensation: the first known European cave…

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Unique infrastructure for researching wind energy

Space for more than 130 scientists, a 30-metre-long measurement section and wind speeds of up to 150 kilometres per hour: the inauguration of the…

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How far do invasive species travel?

Around the globe, an increasing number of plant and animal species are introduced into new regions through human activity. Researchers at the…

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A new type of robotic microscope

Scientists at Oldenburg University can now use a "digitizing robotic microscope" for biological and medical research. Oldenburg University is one of…

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Between the Atmosphere and the Ocean

Schmidt Ocean Institute’s research vessel Falkor returned with a diverse crew of scientists who have newly found characteristics of the ocean’s “skin”…

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