Age vs. genetics: Which is more important for determining how we age?

Our genetics, the environment and our age all play important roles in our health, but which…

Novel navigation strategies for microscopic swimmers

Autonomous optimal navigation of microswimmers is in fact possible, as researchers have recently shown. In contrast…

How the mother's mood influences her baby's ability to speak

Communicating with babies in infant-directed-speech is considered an essential prerequisite for successful language development of the…

Optical foundations illuminated by quantum light

Despite being considered well established, the physics of optical waves have some fundamental aspects, which are…

Microbial enzymes are the key to pectin digestion in leaf beetles

A research team shows in a new study how leaf beetles could successfully use new and…

New field of research: Crystal traces in fossil leaves

In fossil leaves, puzzling structures are often visible under the microscope. Researchers have now been able…

3D map reveals DNA organization within human retina cells

Researchers mapped the organization of human retinal cell chromatin, the fibers that package 3 billion nucleotide-long…

Green hydrogen: Faster progress with modern X-ray sources

In order to produce green hydrogen, water can be split up via electrocatalysis, powered by renewable…

Daylight hours impact opioid receptor levels in brown fat

Researchers have observed that the length of daylight hours impacts opioid receptor levels in brown fat.…

Widespread metabolic dysregulation in different organs in type 2 diabetes

Using state of the art techniques, researchers have shown that the metabolism in patients with type…