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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. In 2016 Goethe University will award the title of Heraeus Endowed Visiting Professor to a scientist of outstanding international repute in the field of geophysics and the geosciences.

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Two new “free spirits” for Goethe University

The jury of the coveted ‘Freigeist’ Fellowship has chosen not one, but two of Frankfurt’s junior researchers as winners. Legal scholar Dr. Matthias Goldmann studies the relationship between the economic sciences and law, while archeologist Dr. Nikolas Gestrich explores the relationship between statehood, urbanism and trade in pre-colonial West Africa.

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New LOEWE focus on prehistory and early history at the Goethe University

The Goethe University (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt) once again has reason to celebrate a success in the Hessian LOEWE excellence initiative. It was revealed that the application for research focusing on "Prehistoric Conflict" under the direction of Rüdiger Krause, Professor of Prehistory and Early History in Frankfurt was successfully defended before the external jury.

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Endocrine disrupting chemicals in baby teethers

In laboratory tests, two out of ten teethers, plastic toys used to sooth babies’ teething ache, release endocrine disrupting chemicals. The findings were reported by researchers at the Goethe University in the current issue of the Journal of Applied Toxicology.

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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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Climate Research

The Arctic: Interglacial period with a break

Scientist in Frankfurt have reconstructed the climatic development of the Arctic Ocean during the Cretaceous period, 145 to 66 million years ago. The research team comes to the conclusion that there was a severe cold snap during the geological age known for its extreme greenhouse climate. The study is also intended to help improve prognoses of future climate and environmental development.

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