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European funding of millions for neuroscientists from Göttingen

November 05, 2020

Zwei Göttinger Forscher erhalten hoch angesehene Synergy-Grant-Förderung des Europäischen Forschungsrats. Sechs Millionen Euro europäischer Förderung gehen an den Göttingen Campus.

Myelin optimizes information processing in the brain

November 05, 2020

In a conversation, we can easily understand and distinguish individual words. In the brain, the temporal structure of speech with its rapid succession of sounds and pauses and its characteristic rhythm is encoded by electrical impulses. Researchers ...

Thicker nerve fibres enable faster reactions in mice

September 18, 2020

In order for organisms to react swiftly to stimuli in their environment, they need rapid and precise transmission of nerve impulses along neural extensions known as axons. Whereas some invertebrates have developed very thick axons to increase the ...

About pandemics and polar expeditions

September 15, 2020

Sechs hochkarätige Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler, sechs aktuelle Themen aus Medizin, Gesellschafts- und Naturwissenschaften – das bietet die diesjährige Vortragsreihe „Wissenschaft beim Göttinger Literaturherbst“. Ob es dabei um ...

Using Epo against Covid-19

July 03, 2020

Erythropoietin (Epo) is actually a medication for anaemia. According to researchers at the Max Planck Institute of Experimental Medicine in Göttingen, the doping agent Epo could also be effective against Covid-19. The growth factor could mitigate ...

Young migrants at risk of mental illness

April 30, 2020

War, torture, human trafficking and extreme poverty are just some of the appalling experiences to which refugees are exposed, both before and during their flight. Experiences such as these put those affected at risk of mental illness, even years ...

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