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Deadly droplets

04/19/2018 | Neurodegenerative diseases

Deadly droplets

LMU researchers have characterized the mechanism that initiates the pathological aggregation of the protein FUS, which plays a central role in two distinct neurodegenerative diseases.

Optical “overtones” for solar cells

04/19/2018 | Energy Conversion

Optical “overtones” for solar cells

NIM scientists from LMU Munich have found a new effect regarding the optical excitation of charge carriers in a solar semiconductor. It could facilitate the utilization of infrared light, which is normally lost in solar devices.

Making patterns robust

04/17/2018 | Biophysics

Making patterns robust

Correct protein localization is crucial for many fundamental cellular processes. LMU physicists have now asked how to confer robustness against variations in protein concentrations on pattern formation mechanisms.

DNA mimic outwits viral enzyme

04/02/2018 | Biomimetic chemistry

DNA mimic outwits viral enzyme

Not only can synthetic molecules mimic the structures of their biological models, they can also take on their functions and may even successfully compete with them, as an artificial DNA sequence designed by LMU chemist Ivan Huc now shows.

Bacterial adhesion in vitro and in silico

03/29/2018 | Biophysics

Bacterial adhesion in vitro and in silico

LMU researchers have characterized the physical mechanism that enables a widespread bacterial pathogen to adhere to the tissues of its human host.

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