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Economics

Monsanto takeover a “major challenge” for Bayer

Mergers expert Schweizer: Hostile takeovers are always particularly risky. Cultural differences should not be underestimated.

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Biodiversity

Giraffes: More speciose than expected

A large study on the genetic makeup of giraffe, published in “Current Biology”, shows that there are four distinct giraffe species. Until now, only one giraffe species had been recognized. The new insights are set to improve protection efforts of these endangered animals in Africa.

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Award

Gossen Prize for Nicola Fuchs-Schündeln

Nicola Fuchs-Schündeln, Professor of Macroeconomics and Development at Goethe University Frankfurt’s House of Finance, has been awarded the Gossen Prize 2016. The most important criterion for this prize are publications in internationally renowned research journals.

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Biology

Older cranes lead the way to new migration patterns

Whooping cranes are changing migration patterns in response to climate and land use change, and these new patterns are being determined by the older, more experienced,  members of the population.

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Alzheimer Research

Fibrils at atomic resolution

A European research team and a team from the United States (Massachussetts Institute of Technology in cooperation with Lund University) have simultaneously succeeded in elucidating the structure of the most disease-relevant beta-amyloid peptide 1–42 fibrils at atomic resolution.

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Physics

New life on exoplanets

Can life be brought to celestial bodies outside our solar system which are not permanently inhabitable?

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Economics

One, two, many

Many people find it hard to weigh up costs and benefits efficiently when the costs are spread over several individuals. In a publication which will appear shortly in the Review of Economic Studies, Michael Kosfeld, Chair of Organization and Management at Goethe University Frankfurt, and other scholars present the results of experimental trials in which two thirds of the test persons are insensitive to group size.

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Museum Giersch

Artists' Sojourns

The art scene of the Frankfurt/RhineMain cultural region thus owes its diversity and vibrancy in no small part to the many impulses provided by migrating artists.

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