Research publications

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Research publications 2017

Cell number determines structure of neural maps

May 12, 2017

Frankfurt researchers find a simple explanation for the typical patterns of nerve cells inside neural maps [more]

Complex mechanisms in Gaucher disease unravelled

March 29, 2017

Sphingosine inhibits the enzyme GBA2, thereby regulating the degradation of lipid-sugar compounds in cells [more]

Research publications 2016

Biosensor measures signaling molecules within cilia

March 22, 2016

Scientists can measure the dynamics of signaling molecules in subcellular compartments [more]

Research publications 2015

Rhodopsin on track

March 01, 2015

Biological pigment aligns in double rows [more]


Optogenetics makes sterile mice fertile again

January 20, 2015

Researchers control swimming behaviour of sperm with light-sensitive enzyme [more]

Research publications 2014

Endocrine disruptors impair human sperm function

May 12, 2014

Ultraviolet filters, preservatives, and plasticizers may be responsible for fertility problems [more]


Genetic cause of heart valve defects

April 01, 2014

Researchers at the University of Bonn and the caesar research center identify a new key regulator [more]

Research publications 2012

Sperm can do calculus!

March 07, 2012

The speed at which the calcium concentration in the cell changes controls the swimming behaviour of sperm. They can calculate the calcium dynamics and react accordingly. [more]

Research publications 2011

Female sex hormone controls human sperm

March 16, 2011

Progesterone activates sperm-tail calcium channels to control the sperm’s swimming behaviour [more]

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