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LOEWE

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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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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Research

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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Brain imaging Center

How does the brain recognize faces from minimal information?

Our brain recognizes objects within milliseconds, even if it only receives rudimentary visual information. Researchers believe that reliable and fast recognition works because the brain is constantly making predictions about objects in the field of view and is comparing these with  incoming information. Now scientists at the Goethe University have confirmed this hypothesis.

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Summer School

20 July - 14 August / Welcome to Frankfurt Summer School

During the four weeks participants will discover the city of Frankfurt, take part in a diverse cultural programme, attend German language courses, and seminars provided by researchers and lecturers from Goethe University as well as from partner universities cooperating with Goethe University within the programme of Strategic Partnerships. We offer seminars in three different tracks: Legal Studies, Psychology, and Natural and Life Sciences.

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