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Outwardly identical, yet distinct

08/01/2018 | Animal taxonomy

Outwardly identical, yet distinct

All placozoans are superficially identical. But comparative genomic data reported by an LMU team reveals the presence of different genera. This is the first time that a new animal genus has been defined solely by genomics.

Having the right name helps one to find housing Foto: picture-alliance / JOKER

07/19/2018 | Sociology

Having the right name helps one to find housing

Discrimination against ethnic minorities on the housing market is declining - in Germany and other Western European countries and in the USA. But a new meta-study shows that applicants’ surnames still influence the selection of new tenants.

When self-doubt misjudges achievement Foto: fotolia.com / fizkes

06/14/2018 | Personnel management

When self-doubt misjudges achievement

Individuals who have a pervasive sense that their reputations are not justified by their achievements may suffer from impostor syndrome. In such a case negative feedback can lead to a real deterioration in performance.

Until the last cut

06/12/2018 | Structural biology

Until the last cut

Ribosomes are the cell’s protein factories. LMU researchers have now structurally characterized late stages in the assembly of the human small ribosomal subunit, yielding detailed insights into their maturation principles.

Hotdog or hot-dog?

06/07/2018 | English orthography

Hotdog or hot-dog?

A new online tool helps users to cope with the complex orthography of compound words in English. It is based on an analysis of more than 10,000 words by LMU linguist Christina Sanchez-Stockhammer.

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