Pharmacists use electrospinning to produce fibres that are used, among other things, to treat eye diseases.
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06.05.2020 in Featured

In a targeted way

Whether new active ingredients or improved active ingredient transport: researchers at the University of Halle are working on the precise and more tolerable treatment of diseases. Read more

Plant scientist Marcel Quint in the greenhouse - he specialises in studying the evolution of plants.
© Maike Glöckner
20.03.2020 in Science, Research

A genomic journey through time

New genetic studies paint a surprising picture of plant evolution: When plants came ashore around 500 million years ago, their genetic diversity exploded - thus laying the groundwork for genetic innovation that would only later prove important. Read more

Jürgen Fuchs (right) – here in a meeting with civil rights activists Christian Kunert, Gerulf Pannach and Wolf Biermann (left to right) in West Berlin – was subjected to the Stasi’s psychological methods.
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11.03.2020 in Science, Context

Psychology for the Stasi

The internal security service of the former German Democratic Republic (Stasi) used highly targeted psychological methods to discredit dissident citizens and break their resistance. In the 1970s, the Stasi even introduced “operative psychology” as a subject at its university in Potsdam-Golm. Professor Uwe Wolfradt explains how psychology was misused by the Stasi and how it affected its victims. Read more

Literature about Buchenwald concentration camp is one of Stephan Pabst’s main areas of research.
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31.03.2020 in Science

Books from Buchenwald

Dr Stephan Pabst has launched an ambitious project: he wants to explore the literature produced at Buchenwald concentration camp and uncover unknown works by Eastern European authors. The project was launched at an international conference in Weimar. Read more

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