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An international research team is examining the molecular mechanisms that enabled plants to colonize the surface of the Earth
Dr Lydia Gramzow presents Charophysceae (Chara foetida) in a glass jar.
Image: Jens Meyer (University of Jena)
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Study by the "nutriCARD" Competence Cluster on the connection of malnutrition and cardiovascular disease
Wholegrain products and legumes.
Image: Nicole Nerger/Universität Jena
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Adaptation as a strategy for survival: A new study from Jena University shows how microorganisms deal with environmental changes
Head of the study, Prof. Dr Gianni Panagiotou is Professor of Microbiome Dynamics in the "Balance of the Microverse" Cluster of Excellence at the University of Jena.
Image: Jens Meyer (University of Jena)
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New study sheds light on the structure and evolution of an enzyme in psychoactive fungi
Prof. Dr Dirk Hoffmeister at the Institute of Pharmacy at Friedrich Schiller University Jena.
Image: Jens Meyer (University of Jena)
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How small RNA molecules regulate viral infections of bacteria
View of a petri dish with cholera bacteria (Vibrio cholerae).
Image: Jens Meyer (University of Jena)
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Jena research team has found a bacterium that forms a team with a green alga that supports each other's growth
Wild-type strains of the green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii in liquid culture.
Image: Jens Meyer (University of Jena)
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Candida albicans toxin plays a special role in the colonization of the digestive tract
Candida albicans in the yeast and hyphae form on human epithelial cells.
Image: Leibniz-HKI
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New insights into the release of Candidalysin promise progress in the treatment of Candida albicans infections
The fungus Candida albicans (blue colouring) invades a human epithelial cell and produces the toxin Candidalysin (yellow colouring).
Image: Selene Mogavero / Leibniz-HKI
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Jena research team shows how the reduced activity of an enzyme can contribute to extending lifespan
Dr Holger Bierhoff from the University of Jena is one of the authors of the study.
Image: Jens Meyer (University of Jena)
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Prof. Dr Kirsten Küsel elected as a new Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology
Prof. Dr Kirsten Küsel.
Image: Jens Meyer (University of Jena)
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Resistant starch supports weight loss
Gianni Panagiotou with a graphic showing the composition of the patient's microbiome in the study.
Image: Jens Meyer (University of Jena)
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Extinctions could result as fish change foraging behaviour in response to rising temperatures
Models suggest that the Atlantic Cod may have a high risk of extinction as water temperatures increase.
Image: Wilhelm Thomas Fiege, CC BY-SA via Wikimedia Commons