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Ecology

Hunting pressure on forest animals in Africa is on the increase

Many populations of African animal species have dramatically decreased or already disappeared altogether. A team of European researchers led by Goethe University Frankfurt has now predicted hunting pressure for the Congo Basin and produced a detailed map, which could help in regional planning.

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Life Science

How roots grow

Researchers at Goethe University Frankfurt found out: root shape of plants is determined by a combination of genetic predisposition and the self-organization of cells.

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Biochemistry

Light signals from living cells

In the current issue of Nature Communications, Researchers from Goethe University report on a process that uses pressure to deliver chemical probes in a fine-tuned manner into living cells.

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Psychology

Help for autistic children and adults

In the framework of group therapy developed at Goethe University Frankfurt, children and adolescents with high functioning ASD can learn how to cope better in the social world and also achieve a lasting effect.

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Biochemistry

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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