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2011

 

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Dec. 2011

(6/60)

  • Gross M:
    Chemistry World No 12, 52-55
    Getting stuck in
    [biomimetics]
    [free access]

  • Gross M:
    Current Biology 21, No 23 (06.12.), R935-7
    Small brain, big science
    Thanks to the unrivalled arsenal of genetic tools available for mouse studies, the rodent brain is fast becoming a key model system for neuroscience, even in unlikely fields such as vision research.
    [neurology]
    [free access to PDF]

  • Groß M:
    Chemie in unserer Zeit 45, Nr 6, 370
    Organische Synthese: Alles auf einem Chip
    [Nanokosmos]
    [PDF]

  • Groß M:
    Nachrichten aus der Chemie 59, Nr 12, 1138
    Ausgeforscht: Vom Bunsenbrenner zum iBrenn

  • Groß M:
    Nachrichten aus der Chemie 59, Nr 12, 1160-2
    Blickpunkt Biowissenschaften: Drei Optionen für die Ersatzteilmedizin
    [Medizin]

  • Groß M:
    Trillium Report 9 Nr 4, 211-212
    Astrobiologie: Lebenszeichen aus dem All
    [Astrobiologie]

  • Nov. 2011

    (4/54)

  • Gross M:
    Chemistry & Industry No 21 (07.11.), 27
    The weird and wonderful water world of the ocean (review of: Sex, drugs and seaslime, by Ellen Prager)
    [book review]

  • Gross M:
    Current Biology 21, No 21 (08.11.), R871-3
    Virtual Neanderthals
    Our closest hominid relatives may have died out 30,000 years before the arrival of the computer, but thanks to modern genomics and scanning technology, they are now very present in the 21st century and can even help us understand our own species.
    [Neanderthal]
    [abstract and restricted access to PDF]

  • Gross M:
    Current Biology 21, No 22 (22.11.), R905-7
    Dances with magpies
    As the Scientist in Residence at the UK’s oldest contemporary dance company, Cambridge professor Nicola Clayton uses her research on corvids and children to provide inspiration for Mark Baldwin’s choreography.
    [dance]
    [abstract and restricted access to PDF]

  • Groß M:
    Trillium Report 9 Nr 3, 143
    Präimplantationsdiagnostik: Merkwürdige Widersprüche
    [Bioethik]

  • Oct. 2011

    (8/50)

  • Gross M:
    Chemistry & Industry No 19 (10.10.), 20-22
    Walking in the nanoworld
    [nanoworld]
    [free access to full text (html)]

  • Gross M:
    Chemistry & Industry No 20 (24.10.), 25
    In search of ET (review of: From dying stars to the birth of life, by Jerry L. Cranford)
    [book review]

  • Gross M:
    Current Biology 21, No 19 (11.10.), R795-8
    Don't play with food
    Food prices on global markets rose sharply before the financial crisis and are now rising again. Global warming, the rise of biofuels, and the increasing demand all play a role, but experts also warn of the consequences of increasing speculation with food commodities.
    [capitalism]
    [abstract and limited access to PDF]

  • Gross M:
    Current Biology 21, No 20 (25.10.), R831-3
    Shining new light on the brain
    Optogenetics a new methodology that involves expression of light-responsive proteins in specific groups of neurons, which can then be activated with light has only been around for less than a decade, but some researchers are already using it to target big psychiatric questions.
    [brain]
    [abstract and limited access to PDF]

  • Groß M:
    Chemie in unserer Zeit 45, Nr 5, 351
    RNA-Gerüst bringt Ordnung in die Zelle
    [synthetische Biologie]
    [Abstract / PDF]

  • Groß M:
    Nachrichten aus der Chemie 59, Nr 10, 936
    Ausgeforscht: Eine schräge Geschichte

  • Groß M:
    Nachrichten aus der Chemie 59, Nr 10, 966-7
    Blickpunkt Biowissenschaften: Ungestörtes Wachstum erwünscht
    [Umweltschutz]

  • Groß M:
    Spektrum der Wissenschaft Nr 10, 100
    Die Energie der Mitochodrien und ein bewegtes Forscherleben
    [Rezension]

  • Sep. 2011

    (2/42)

  • Gross M:
    Current Biology 21, No 17 (13.09.), R641-3
    New directions in crop protection
    The spread of herbicide-resistant weeds, progress in genomics, climate change and the continuing worries about pollinator decline are forcing companies to rethink their approach to crop protection.
    [agriculture]
    [abstract and restricted access to PDF]

  • Gross M:
    Current Biology 21, No 18 (27.09.), R673-6
    Why do people riot?
    The rioting and looting that occurred in English cities at the beginning of August has provoked contradictory responses from politicians. Now academic research is looking into what happened and why.
    [psychology]
    [abstract and restricted access to PDF]

  • ...

    Aug. 2011

    (6/40)

  • Gross M:
    Chemistry World, No 8, 42
    Anarchy in the proteome
    [nanoworld]
    [limited access]

  • Gross M:
    Chemistry & Industry No 15 (08.08.), 26
    Planetary science - the facts (review of: Chemistry of the solar system, by Katherina Lodders and Bruce Fegley)
    [book review]

  • Gross M:
    Current Biology 21, No 15 (09.08.), R571-3
    Copy numbers count for autism
    Among the elusive genetic causes for autism, copy number variations are emerging as an important factor. Testing for these might help parents determine the risk of recurrence.
    [genome]
    [abstract and restricted access to PDF]

  • Gross M:
    Current Biology 21, No 16 (23.08.), R61-614
    What exactly is synthetic biology?
    Having spent the 20th century taking living things apart, biologists are now beginning to put pieces together in new forms. Synthetic biology emerges as a new discipline with a few success stories, but no clear direction yet.
    [nanoworld]
    [abstract and restricted access to PDF]

  • Groß M:
    Chemie in unserer Zeit 45, Nr 34, 234
    Wie die Haare der Bakterien wachsen
    [Nanokosmos]
    [Abstract / PDF]

  • Groß M:
    Spektrum der Wissenschaft Nr 8, 12-13
    Planet der Phagen [Nanokosmos]

  • Jul. 2011

    (6/34)

  • Gross M:
    Chemistry & Industry No 13 (11.07.), 28
    Green chemistry (review of: Chemistry for sustainable technologies: a foundation.)
    [book review]

  • Gross M:
    Chemistry & Industry No 14 (25.07.), 21-23
    Inspirational diatoms
    [nanoworld]

  • Gross M:
    Current Biology 21, No 13 (12.07.), R481-484
    African genomes
    Africa hosts the majority of human genetic diversity, the clues to human origins, and the heaviest disease burden. Yet genomics has so far focused on people of European descent. Now Africans and other populations left out are hoping to reap the benefits as well.
    [genome]
    [abstract and restricted access to PDF]

  • Gross M:
    Current Biology 21, No 14 (26.07.), R525-7
    Valuing Nature
    After decades of environmentalist campaigning, businesses still pollute and destroy the natural environment because these “externalities” don’t enter their balance sheets. Now politicians, NGOs, academics and business leaders are coming together to save what remains of the natural environment by working out just how valuable it is for us.
    [environment]
    [abstract and restricted access to PDF]

  • Groß M:
    Nachrichten aus der Chemie 59, Nr 7/8, 703
    Ausgeforscht: Bild' Dir Dein Ergebnis

  • Groß M:
    Nachrichten aus der Chemie 59, Nr 7/8, 734-736
    Blickpunkt Biowissenschaften: Das geheimnisvolle Glashaus der Diatomeen

    [Nanokosmos]

  • Jun. 2011

    (6/28)

  • Gross M:
    Chemistry & Industry No 11 (06.06.), 27
    Sticky subject (review of: Biological adhesive systems - from nature to technical applications, by Janek von Byern, Ingo Grunwald, eds.)
    [book review]

  • Gross M:
    Current Biology 21, No 12 (21.06.), R441-4
    Boom time for neuroscience in China
    A decade after the foundation of the Institute of Neuroscience in Shanghai, the field enjoys rapid growth and can attract young investigators back from abroad.
    [China]
    [abstract and free access to PDF]

  • Groß M:
    Chemie in unserer Zeit 45, Nr 3, 158
    Rückkehr zum Ursprung des Lebens
    [Astrobiologie]
    [Abstract / PDF]

  • Groß M:
    Chemie in unserer Zeit 45, Nr 3, 184-7
    Die dritte Generation Genomsequenzierer
    [Genomforschung]
    [PDF]

  • Groß M:
    Nachrichten aus der Chemie 59, Nr 6, 605
    Ausgeforscht: Und täglich grüßt E.T.

  • Groß M:
    Nachrichten aus der Chemie 59, Nr 6, 629-31
    Blickpunkt Biowissenschaften: Keine Ernte ohne Bestäuber

    [Umweltschutz]

  • May 2011

    (5/22)

  • Gross M:
    Chemistry World 03.05. (online only)
    New hope for malaria drugs as sickle cell protection unravelled
    [medicine]
    [free access]

  • Gross M:
    Chemistry World No 5, 24 (online: 21.03.)
    Origin of life experiments revisited
    [astrobiology]
    [free access]

  • Gross M:
    Current Biology 21, No 9 (10.05.), R294-7
    Genomics in permanent revolution
    Only six years after next generation sequencing sent the cost of a human genome spiralling downwards, a third generation now promises single molecule read-out and electronic detection.
    [genome]
    [abstract and restricted access to PDF]

  • Gross M:
    Current Biology 21, No 10 (24.05.), R379-81
    Energy U-turn in Germany
    Following the disaster at Fukushima-Daiichi, chancellor Angela Merkel decided to speed up rather than slow down Germany's exit from nuclear power.
    [energy]
    [abstract and restricted access to PDF]

  • Groß M:
    Spektrum der Wissenschaft Nr 5, 21-23
    Schieblehre inspiriert Aufbau von Nanoringen
    [Nanokosmos]
    [Textauszug und eingeschränkter Zugang zur PDF-Datei]

  • ...

    Apr. 2011

    (6/17)

  • Gross M:
    Chemistry & Industry No 8 (25.04.), 26
    Heroines of chemistry(review of: European women in chemistry, by Jan Apotheker and Livia Simon Sark, eds.)
    [book review]

  • Gross M:
    Current Biology 21, No 7 (02.04.), R235-37
    Regenerative medicine spoilt for choice
    Embryonic stem cells, induced pluripotent cells, transdifferentiated cells - there is now a wide range of options for medical researchers trying to regenerate disease-affected tissues and organs. But which approach will win the day, and can science policy keep up with the bioethical implications of rapid progress?
    [extreme environments]
    [abstract and restricted access to PDF]

  • Gross M:
    Current Biology 21, No 8 (26.04.), R267-70
    Revived interest in bacteriophages
    Phages have a track record of being left behind whenever science moves on to other things. But will the inexorable spread of antibiotic resistance lead to a revival of their role as antibacterial therapeutics?
    [medicine]
    [abstract and restricted access to PDF]

  • Groß M:
    Chemie in unserer Zeit 45, Nr 2, 82
    Streit um die Quadratur des Kohlenstoffs
    [organische Chemie]
    [PDF]

  • Groß M:
    Nachrichten aus der Chemie 59, Nr 4, 403
    Ausgeforscht: In 80 Feiern um die Welt

  • Groß M:
    Nachrichten aus der Chemie 59, Nr 4, 435-6
    Blickpunkt Biowissenschaften: Mini-Antikörper für Maxi-Effekt
    [Proteinfaltung]

  • Mar. 2011

    (1/11)

  • Gross M:
    Current Biology 21, No 6 (22.03.), R204-6
    Riding the wave of biological data
    As the influx of biological data is swelling faster than the available computer capacity, scientists need to find new ways of sustainable data management.
    [genome]
    [abstract and restricted access to PDF]

  • ...

    Feb. 2011

    (7/10)

  • Gross M:
    Current Biology 21, No 3 (08.02.), R80-81
    Sea bed search boost
    Oceanography's newest deep-sea research submersible is also its oldest.
    [extreme environments]
    [abstract and restricted access to PDF]

  • Gross M:
    Current Biology 21, No 4 (22.02.), R137-9
    New fears over bee declines
    Around the world, losses of bee colonies and wild pollinators continue. Emerging explanations are complex and call for more research, but the case against systemic pesticides is gaining strength.
    [bees]
    [abstract and restricted access to PDF]

  • Gross M:
    Oxford Today 22, No 2 (Hilary 2011), 20-21
    Science Findings
    [sciencenews]
    [free access]

  • Groß M:
    Chemie in unserer Zeit 45, Nr 1, 6
    Nanopartikel zur Rettung von Maya-Kulturschätzen
    [Nanokosmos]
    [Abstract / PDF]

  • Groß M:
    Chemie in unserer Zeit 45, Nr 1, 8-9
    Arsenat-Verwerter: anders oder nur angepasst?
    [Extrembedingungen]
    [PDF]

  • Groß M:
    Nachrichten aus der Chemie 59, Nr 2, 111
    Ausgeforscht: Valentins-Chemie

  • Groß M:
    Nachrichten aus der Chemie 59, Nr 2, 133-4
    Blickpunkt Biowissenschaften: Unordentliche Proteine
    [Proteinfaltung]

  • Jan. 2011

    (3/3)

  • Gross M:
    Chemistry & Industry No 2 (24.01.), 27
    Going up in smoke (review of: Uses and abuses of plant-derived smoke, by M. Pennacchio et al.)
    [book review]

  • Gross M:
    Current Biology 21, No 1 (11.01.), R6-7
    Herbaria source of new plant species
    Researchers analysing the time lapse between sample collection and species recognition estimate that half the missing plant species have already been collected.
    [ecology]
    [abstract and restricted access to PDF]

  • Groß M:
    Spektrum der Wissenschaft Nr 1, 18-20
    Zweischneidige Killerwaffe
    [Medizin]
    [Textauszug und eingeschränkter Zugang zur PDF-Datei]

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