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Visiting Professorship

Heraeus Endowed Visiting Professor at Goethe University Frankfurt am Main

In 2015 Goethe University will for the first time award the title of Heraeus Endowed Visiting Professor to a scientist of outstanding international repute in the field of physics.

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Business Ethics

Catching the "black sheep" among bankers

Misconduct among bankers is more of a structural than a moral problem, says Business Ethics Professor Gerhard Minnameier. But a code of ethics is not necessarily helpful.

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"Roman Village" in Gernsheim Discovered

Frankfurt University archaeologists already suspected that a small Roman settlement must have existed in Gernsheim in the Hessian Ried. Now they have discovered clear relics of a Roman village, built in part on the foundations of the fort after the soldiers left.

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Light switch generates cellular second messenger

Optogenetics is a quickly expanding field of research which has revolutionized neurobiological and cellbiological research around the world. Now a newly found light-sensitive protein from a fungus expands the optogenetic toolkit. A Frankfurt research group under Prof. Alexander Gottschalk reports about it in the current edition of the journal "Nature Communications".

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New insights into proteins

Protein labeling with synthetic fluorescent probes is a key technology in chemical biology and biomedical research. A sensitive and efficient modular labeling approach (SLAP) was developed by a team of Frankfurt scientists. This technique allows super-resolution fluorescence imaging and fulfills the necessary sampling criteria for single-molecule localization-based imaging techniques.

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The origin of heavy elements

The Frankfurt astrophysicist René Reifarth and his team have developed a new method for trapping protons. It might give insight into the origin of rare proton-rich elements in the stars.

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Cell Biology

Zooming into Wound Healing

In order to prevent death by bleeding or infection, every wound (skin opening) must close at some point. The events leading to skin closure had been unclear for many years. Mikhail Eltsov from Goethe University and colleagues used fruit fly embryos as a model system to understand this process.

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