Light in the Darkness - von Prof. Dr Jürgen Tautz, Bernhard Schneider, Kristina Vonend
Inside a beehive it is warm – and utterly dark. The hive members function like a highly complex organism. Some 50,000 individuals live cheek-by-jowl and yet still have room to move. Thanks to the ingenious division of labour, it’s more a case of "busy as a hive" than "busy as a bee". Usually, what occurs in a beehive remains hidden from human view. Not so with HOBOS (HOneyBee Online Studies), the online research platform launched by our team....
A Heart in a Petri Dish - von Prof. Dr Marko D. Mihovilovic
For medical research in the 21st century, regenerative medicine offers one of the most promising futures and prospects for further development. Revolutionary results have already been achieved by the efforts of genetic engineering, although ethical and regulatory aspects mean that such methods are unlikely to see widespread deployment.
A complementary approach is now being pursued by the application of small-molecule compounds: a rapidly growing...
Requirements for the Technical Equipment - von David Miller
Safety and energy efficiency are today principal requirements for the technical equipment of labs. The safety of people in the workplace is of paramount importance and must be ensured at all times. This is particularly true for workplaces which are exposed to increased risks. This article describes the role of the ventilation and air conditioning technology in such an environment.
L&M int. 2 / 2016
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