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Studies demonstrated that trefoil factor peptides are locally produced to combat inflammation and injuries of the gastrointestinal tract by accelerating wound healing © Universität Wien

Towards improved wound healing - Chemical synthesis of a trefoil factor peptide

The fascinating family of trefoil factor peptides brings hope to both research and industry to improve the treatment of ...

A new way towards super-fast motion of vortices in superconductors discovered

An international team of scientists from Austria, Germany and Ukraine has found a new superconducting ...
Dissecting the UPR-response with multi-omics approaches, UPR-response is depicted at cellular level red © Robert Ahrends

Cellular stress causes cancer cell chemoresistance

Resistance of cancer cells against therapeutic agents is a major cause of treatment failure, especially in recurrent diseases. An international ...
The area at the site which supplied most of the samples for the aDNA study © Megiddo-Expedition

Material and genetic resemblance in the Bronze Age Southern Levant

Different "Canaanite" people from the Bronze Age Southern Levant not only culturally, but also genetically resemble each ...
Sound is transmitted to the inner ear (purple) by the bony ossicles (light blue), both in mammals (left) and birds (right). Among the three ossicles of mammals, the stapes (S) corresponds to the columella (Co) of birds © Anne Le Maître

The evolutionary puzzle of the mammalian ear

How could the tiny, tightly connected parts of the ear adapt independently to the amazingly diverse functional and environmental regimes encountered in mammals? A ...
Set of teeth of today

First fossil nursery of the great white shark discovered

An international research team led by Jaime A. Villafaña from the Institute of Palaeontology at the University of Vienna discovered the first fossil ...
Using D-DNP monitoring, the scientists probed fast interaction kinetics such as those underlying the formation of pre-nucleation species that develop within milliseconds when calcium and phosphate ions meet in solution © Dennis Kurzbach

Nature Unveiling Herself Before Science

21st century societal challenges such as demographic developments and an ageing population demand for new functional materials, such as for bone prostheses. Nature ...
Biochemist Robert Ahrends © Faculty of Chemistry

Surveying the lipid landscape

Researchers increasingly aim at utilising the manifold functions of lipids in our bodies, e.g. as blood fats or in blood coagulation, to better understand and predict ...
Hypothetical outlines of †Ptychodus showing the minimum and maximum size estimations for the sub-adult specimen from Spain © Patrick L. Jambura

Giant teenage shark from the Dinosaur-era

Scientists of the University of Vienna examined parts of a vertebral column, which was found in northern Spain in 1996, and assigned it to the extinct shark group ...
From left to right) Magnon gas particles bounce around in many directions inside a magnetic nanostructure. When rapidly cooled, they all spontaneously jump into the same state, forming a Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC) © Andrii Chumak/TU Kaiserslautern/Uni Wien

Cool down fast to advance quantum nanotechnology

Rapidly cooling magnon particles proves a surprisingly effective way to create an elusive quantum state of matter, called a Bose-Einstein condensate. ...