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New insights in ligand-binding of receptors

A new high resolution method developed by an international team of scientists including Robert Tampé and Ralph Wieneke from Goethe University Frankfurt now allows for the first time precise identification and quantification of interactions of a receptor with two ligands simultaneously.

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Breakthrough for Mining Research in the Bronze Age

Mining in the Alps dates back much further than previously thought – in the Austrian region of Montafon since the Bronze Age. Thanks to C14 dating, a group of researchers from Goethe University led by Professor Rüdiger Krause was able to detect ancient traces of mining from the middle Bronze Age.

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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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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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