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Austrian R&D inside

Scientists, researchers, research promoters and politicans are part of our vivid community. Within this special you can read about their success stories, initiatives and aims for the future.

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Faster production of natural substance Brefeldin A © Michael Fuchs
13.02.2017

How to make a protein trap

Once they can synthesise molecules of active natural substances, scientists will be able to harness nature’s medicine cabinet for the drugs of the future. By testing newly ...
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07.02.2017

More order with less judgement: An optimal theory of the evolution of cooperation

A research team led by Mathematician Tatsuya Sasaki from the University of Vienna presents a new optimal ...
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06.02.2017

Neurosciences: a stress test for men and women

Whilst it is true that women and men respond differently to stress, current neuroscientific research only partially confirms traditional gender stereotypes. Other ...
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23.01.2017

Researching the grammar of sign language

Like spoken language, sign language has a complex and differentiated structure. One just has to be able to discern and interpret it. With the support of the Austrian Science Fund FWF, ...
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Calcium sensor at inhibitory synapse identified © IST Austria
20.01.2017

Scientists find sensor that makes synapses fast

Synapses, the connections between neurons, come in different flavors, depending on the chemical they use as transmitter. ...
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17.01.2017

Oldest Tibetan Hand- and Footprints

Until recently, the peopling of the higher-elevation zones of the central Tibetan Plateau was largely unexplored. A study carried out by Michael Meyer from the ...
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16.01.2017

Using mathematics to hunt for computer errors

Improving the security of computer software and hardware requires mathematical analytic methods. Thanks to research by a team of computer scientists led by ...
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Entorhinal cortex acts independently of the hippocampus in remembering movement © IST Austria
13.01.2017

New system for forming memories

Until now, the hippocampus was considered the most important brain region for forming and recalling memory, with other regions only contributing as ...
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13.01.2017

10 ERC grants for IST Austria in 2016

With a total of ten ERC (European Research Council) grants awarded to its professors in the year 2016, the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) ...
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AMS President Robert Bryant, Horng-Tzer Yau, László Erdős (from left) © Kate Awtrey/Atlanta Convention
09.01.2017

László Erdős receives Leonard Eisenbud Prize

In the 1950s, physicist Eugene Wigner, who would go on to win the Nobel Prize, was studying energy levels in atomic nuclei. Because it was not possible at that time ...
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