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25.11.2014

Sialic acid shields human cells from attack by the immune system

Tübingen biochemists identify molecular structures which allow the immune system to tell friend from foe

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24.11.2014

New method provides 3D images of cell chemistry

3D image shows how a metal carbonyl complex is distributed within a cell with a cross-section at the level of the nucleus. The lighter areas show greater concentrations of the substance – with a clear concentration in the nucleus. (Cell size: approx. 180x80x40 micrometer). Image: M. Obst/University of Tübingen

Tübingen and Swiss researchers combine tomography and infrared microscopy to make 3D snapshots of cell samples

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24.11.2014

People ate mammoth, dogs got reindeer

Simplified prey-predator relationships for prehistoric humans and large mammals in Předmostí I 30,000 years ago, deduced from stable isotopic data. Illustration: Hervé Bocherens with credits to: Wooly mammoth, wooly rhino, horse & cave lion: Mauricio Antón/DOI:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060099, Muskox: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; Reindeer: Alexandre Buisse; Wolf: Santiago Atienza; Wolverine: Matthias Kabel; Brown bear: Jean-Noël Lafargue; Dogs: Margo Peron; Bison: Michael Gäbler; Prehistoric man: Hervé Bocherens.

Tübingen biogeologists show how Gravettian people shared their food 30,000 years ago

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