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2010

 

Science journalism entries from my blog.

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Regular contributions in:
Chemistry & Industry,
Chemistry World,
Current Biology,
Education in Chemistry,
Oxford Today

Regelmäßige Beiträge erschienen in:
Chemie in unserer Zeit,
Nachrichten aus der Chemie,
Spektrum der Wissenschaft,
Trillium Report

Dec. 2010

(8/67)

  • Gross M:
    Chemistry World No. 12, 23 (online 31.10.)
    Kiss of death for cancer cells
    [nanoworld]
    [free access]

  • Gross M:
    Chemistry World No. 12,42-45
    The spiders' apprentice
    [nanoworld]
    [open access]

  • Gross M:
    Chemistry & Industry No 23 (06.12.), 14-15
    Digesting a sticky problem
    [environment]

  • Gross M:
    Current Biology 20, No 23 (07.12.), R999-1000
    Fees hike leads to UK student riot
    The UK government's plan to shift the cost of university teaching from the state to the students has led to mass protests and riots.
    [education]
    [abstract and restricted access to PDF]

  • Gross M:
    Current Biology 20, No 24 (21.12.), R1052-3
    Researchers ponder a 4 °C temperature rise
    As the 2C target in the Copenhagen Accord begins to appear increasingly elusive, researchers have drawn up an overview of the challenges the world will face if global temperatures rise by 4C or more.
    [environment]
    [abstract and restricted access to PDF]

  • Groß M:
    Nachrichten aus der Chemie 58, Nr 12, 1225
    Ausgeforscht: Was ist eigentlich Chemie?

  • Groß M:
    Nachrichten aus der Chemie 58, Nr 12, 1250-2
    Spinnenseide aus Sicht der Polymerforschung

    [Nanokosmos]

  • Groß M:
    Spektrum der Wissenschaft Nr 112, 18-20
    Verknüpfung von Kohlenstoffatomen mittels Palladium
    [organische Chemie]

  • Nov. 2010

    (2/59)

  • Gross M:
    Current Biology 20, No 21 (09.11.), R905-6
    Britain cuts back deeply on spending
    The UK government has revealed its spending plans for the next four years with cuts affecting science, higher education and environmental projects.
    [education]
    [abstract and restricted access to PDF]

  • Groß M:
    Spektrum der Wissenschaft Nr 11, 12-13
    Öl fressende Mikroben im Meer
    [Umwelt]

  • Oct. 2010

    (6/57)

  • Gross M:
    Oxford Today 23, No 1 (Michaelmas 2010), 11
    Science findings
    [sciencenews]
    [PDF(free access, scroll down to p11)]

  • Gross M:
    Oxford Today 23, No 1 (Michaelmas 2010),
    A matter of privacy
    In the absence of specific legislation regulating all aspects of the research uses of genetic information, Oxford bioethicists are trying to set a gold standard of good practice.
    [bioethics]
    [html or PDF (free access to both)]

  • Groß M:
    Chemie in unserer Zeit 44, Nr 5, 317
    Strukturchemie: Die Quadratur des Kohlenstoffs
    [organische Chemie]
    [Abstract / PDF]

  • Groß M:
    Nachrichten aus der Chemie 58, Nr 10, 1002
    Ausgeforscht: Quizfragen für Computer

  • Groß M:
    Nachrichten aus der Chemie 58, Nr 10, 1028-9
    Blickpunkt Biowissenschaften: In vino Wissenschaft
    [Wein]

  • Groß M:
    Spektrum der Wissenschaft Nr 10, 16-17
    Proteinfaltung als Computerspiel
    [Proteinfaltung]
    [Volltext und Video zum selben Thema]

  • Sep. 2010

    (3/51)

  • Gross M:
    Current Biology 20, No 18 (28.09.), R790-1
    New data issues
    The extent to which datasets are openly shared raises privacy fears.
    [bioethics]
    [abstract and restricted access to PDF]

  • Gross M:
    Education in Chemistry 47, No 5, 144-7
    Single molecule sequencing
    [genome]
    [free access]

  • Groß M:
    Spektrum der Wissenschaft Nr 9, 18-19
    Rezeptoren für jeden Geschmack
    [Biochemie]

  • Aug. 2010

    (5/48)

  • Gross M:
    Chemistry & Industry No 15 (09.08.), 20-22
    Windows on the nanoworld
    [nanoworld]

  • Gross M:
    Current Biology 20, No 15 (10.08.), R616-7
    Cuts spark university rethink
    Britain's new government is thinking aloud about radical changes to university funding and other countries are also considering the future.
    [education]
    [abstract and restricted access to PDF]

  • Gross M:
    Current Biology 20, No 16 (24.08.), R656-7
    Fears over new Galápagos status
    Unesco's decision to remove the iconic islands from the list of threatened heritage sites has drawn mixed reactions.
    [education]
    [abstract and restricted access to PDF]

  • Groß M:
    Chemie in unserer Zeit 44, Nr 4, 246
    Methoden: Supermikroskop ermöglicht Beobachtung der Nervenfunktion [Biochemie]
    [PDF]

  • Groß M:
    Spektrum der Wissenschaft Nr 8, 14-16
    Erstes künstliches Lebewesen?
    [Genomforschung]

  • Jul. 2010

    (6/43)

  • Gross M:
    Chemistry & Industry No 14 (26.07.), 28
    Reflections on symmetry (Review of "Mirror-image asymmetry", by James P. Riehl)
    [book review]

  • Gross M:
    Current Biology 20, No 13 (13.07.), R541
    Iron findings
    Sperm whales' input and output suggests they help to reduce atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations.
    [astrobiology]
    [abstract and restricted access to PDF]

  • Groß M:
    Nachrichten aus der Chemie 58, Nr 6, 733
    Ausgeforscht: Chemischer Fingerabdruck

  • Groß M:
    Nachrichten aus der Chemie 58, Nr 7/8, 769
    Identische Gene - verschiedene Schicksale?
    [Medizin]

  • Groß M:
    Spektrum der Wissenschaft Nr 7, 12-14
    Neandertaler-Erbgut entschlüsselt
    [Genomforschung]

  • Groß M:
    Trillium Report Nr 2, 117
    Datenschutz kontra Wissenschaft im Genomzeitalter: Very British - typisch deutsch
    [Bioethik]

  • Jun. 2010

    (9/37)

  • Gross M:
    Chemistry & Industry No 11 (07.06.), 27
    Helping the medicine go down (Review of "The physicochemical basis of pharmaceuticals", by Humphrey Moynihan and Abina Crean)
    [book review]

  • Gross M:
    Current Biology 20, No 12 (22.06.), R495
    Tiger in the bank
    Biodiversity 2010: Is it time to give up on the tiger?
    [environment]
    [abstract and restricted access to PDF]

  • Gross M, Williams N:
    Current Biology 20, No 12 (22.06.), R496
    Missed targets
    Biodiversity 2010.
    [environment]
    [abstract and restricted access to PDF]

  • Gross M:
    Current Biology 20, No 12 (22.06.), R497
    Forest alliance
    Biodiversity 2010: Projects in Borneo are providing examples of rainforest management.
    [environment]
    [abstract and restricted access to PDF]

  • Groß M:
    Chemie in unserer Zeit 44, Nr 3, 166
    Astrochemie: Chemie ferner Planeten
    [Astrobiologie]
    [Abstract / PDF]

  • Groß M:
    Chemie in unserer Zeit 44, Nr 3, 171
    Biochemie: Häcksler bekommt Nebenjob
    [Biochemie]
    [PDF]

  • Groß M:
    Nachrichten aus der Chemie 58, Nr 6, 633
    Ausgeforscht: Traumreisen zu fernen Welten

  • Groß M:
    Nachrichten aus der Chemie 58, Nr 6, 653
    Fischer-Tropsch-Synthese: Wiederkehr im grünen Gewand
    [Umwelt]

  • Groß M:
    Nachrichten aus der Chemie 58, Nr 6, 659
    ESR-Spektroskopie: Was der Spin verrät
    [Spektroskopie]

  • May 2010

    (3/28)

  • Gross M:
    Chemistry World No. 5, 50-53
    Spinning around
    [spectroscopy]
    [restricted access]

  • Gross M:
    Current Biology 20, No 9 (11.05.), R386-7
    Fears over phosphorus supplies
    The limited resource of phosphate for fertiliser production could soon become critical.
    [environment]
    [abstract and restricted access to PDF]

  • Gross M:
    Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics web feature (10.05.),
    How to control access to sensitive DNA information
    [bioethics]
    [free access]

  • ...

    Apr. 2010

    (6/25)

  • Gross M:
    Chemistry & Industry No 8 (26.04.), 29
    Nanotechnology (Review of "Concepts of Nanochemistry", by Ludovico Cademartiri and Geoffrey Ozin)
    [book review]

  • Gross M:
    Current Biology 20, No 7 (13.04.), R299-300
    Wave power set to roll
    A new cluster of wave and tidal power devices off the coasts of Scotland is set to produce renewable energy by 2020 and help counter climate change.
    [energy]
    [abstract and restricted access to PDF]

  • Gross M:
    Current Biology 20, No 8 (27.04.), R337-8
    Final drive for Antarctic breakthrough
    Russian researchers are determined to drill into the largest sub-glacial lake of Antarctica this year.
    [astrobiology]
    [abstract and restricted access to PDF]

  • Groß M:
    Nachrichten aus der Chemie 58, Nr 4, 418
    Ausgeforscht: Ein Molekül namens Dornröschen

  • Groß M:
    Nachrichten aus der Chemie 58, Nr 4, 443
    April, April: Red-Queen-Paradox im Bildungswesen: Studenten zahlen statt zu studieren
    [Bildung]

  • Groß M:
    Spektrum der Wissenschaft Nr 4, 21-23
    Wird multiple Sklerose epigenetisch vererbt?
    [Medizin]

  • Mar. 2010

    (5/19)

  • Gross M:
    Chemistry & Industry No 6 (22.03.), 18-20
    Homing in on extraterrestrial life

    [astrobiology]
    [full text](restricted access)

  • Gross M:
    Chemistry & Industry No 6 (22.03.), 29
    Designs on nature (review of: Biotemplating: Complex structures from natural materials, by Simon R. Hall)
    [book review]

  • Gross M:
    Current Biology 20, No 5 (09.03.), R217-8
    Ransom for rainforests
    Ecuador seeks compensation for not drilling the oil beneath its rainforests, but elsewhere cash deals are emerging that are purely based on the value of the forests as providers of “environmental services.”
    [medicine]
    [abstract and restricted access to PDF]

  • Gross M:
    Current Biology 20, No 6 (23.03.), R256-7
    Whaling battles
    Australia is on collision course with Japan over its whaling.
    [environment]
    [abstract and restricted access to PDF]

  • Groß M:
    Trillium Report Nr 1, 40-41
    Das Krebsgenom: Invasives Wachstum
    [Medizin]

  • Feb. 2010

    (10/14)

  • Gross M:
    Chemistry World No. 2, 44-47
    What's bugging the bees?
    [environment]
    [restricted access]

  • Gross M:
    Chemistry & Industry No 4 (22.02.), 18-20
    An analytical renaissance
    [art]
    [full text]

  • Gross M:
    Current Biology 20, No 3 (09.02.), R80-81
    Chain effects
    A new electricity grid connecting countries around the North Sea promises to make renewable energy widely available and reliable.
    [energy]
    [abstract and restricted access to PDF]

  • Gross M:
    Current Biology 20, No 4 (23.02.), R129
    High life
    Discoveries in the solar system and beyond have revived the hopes of finding a second kind of life.
    [astrobiology]
    [abstract and restricted access to PDF]

  • Gross M:
    Oxford Today 22, No 2 (Hilary 2010), 20-21
    Piecing together the causes of lives torn apart
    Genetic and environmental influences leading to multiple sclerosis have confused scientists for decades. Now an Oxford researcher believes the key may be found on the DNA signposting, known as epigenetic markers.
    [medicine]
    [free access]

  • Groß M:
    Chemie in unserer Zeit 44, Nr 1, 6
    Nanokapseln: Eingekapseltes Fett-Tröpfchen
    [Nanokosmos]
    [Abstract / PDF]

  • Groß M:
    Chemie in unserer Zeit 44, Nr 1, 8-9
    Krebsforschung: Genomanalyse von Tumoren
    [Medizin]
    [PDF]

  • Groß M:
    Nachrichten aus der Chemie 58, Nr 2, 111
    Ausgeforscht: Chemisch aktiviertes Superhirn

  • Groß M:
    Nachrichten aus der Chemie 58, Nr 2, 137-9
    Blickpunkt Biowissenschaften: Einzelmolekülmethoden zur Genomsequenzierung
    [Genom]

  • Groß M:
    Spektrum der Wissenschaft Nr 2, 22-23
    Ethisch unbedenkliche Stammzellen in Reichweite?
    [Medizin]
    [Textauszug und eingeschränkter Zugang zur PDF-Datei]

  • Jan. 2010

    (4/4)

  • Gross M:
    Chemistry & Industry No 2 (25.01.), 29
    Polymer chemistry (review of: Giant molecules: From nylon to nanotubes By Walter Gratzer)
    [book review]

  • Gross M:
    Current Biology 20, No 1 (12.01.), R3-4
    Stem cell moves
    Progress with both embryonal and induced pluripotent stem cells is bringing clinical applications a step closer.
    [medicine]
    [abstract and restricted access to PDF]

  • Gross M:
    Current Biology 20, No 2 (26.01.), R39-40
    Bologna resistance
    Student protests against the Bologna reform have been simmering in Germany and other European countries.
    [education]
    [abstract and restricted access to PDF]

  • Gross M:
    Education in Chemistry 47, No 1, 22-24
    Aromatase: a target for cancer treatment
    [medicine]
    [restricted access]

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