Ruhr-Universitaet-Bochum

Ruhr University Bochum was founded in 1962 as part of the new university plan in Germany post WWII. Today, Ruhr University Bochum has approximately 34,000 students. The university offers more than 150 study programs, and is noted as one of the contenders for elite universities in academia and research quality. The Faculties of Medicine, Biology and Biotechnology, Engineering, (mechanical, civil, electrical) and Physics and Astronomy are deemed exceptional by most ranking panels.

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Pressestelle, Universitatsstr, 150, 44801 Bochum, Gebaude UV 3/368 Germany
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New therapeutic approach for advanced lung disease

Researchers have demonstrated the potential of a new class of drugs for the treatment of refractory chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Incurable to date, the disease is one of the most frequent causes of death ...

Jan 15, 2018
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How odours are turned into long-term memories

The neuroscientists Dr. Christina Strauch and Prof Dr. Denise Manahan-Vaughan from the Ruhr-Universität Bochum have investigated which brain area is responsible for storing odours as long-term memories. Some odours can trigger ...

Dec 22, 2017
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Gamers have an advantage in learning: study

Neuropsychologists of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum let video gamers compete against non-gamers in a learning competition. During the test, the video gamers performed significantly better and showed an increased brain activity ...

Sep 29, 2017
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For rodents, seeing is believing

It's never easy to orientate oneself in a new place – that applies to rats as well. Researchers from the Ruhr University Bochum have examined how the brains of rats cope with the challenge. They wanted to find out whether ...

Jul 06, 2017
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New rare muscle disorder discovered

A new rare muscle disorder has been identified by researchers at Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB). This hereditary disease is caused by a defect in the BICD2 gene that manifests itself in altered cellular transport processes ...

Mar 22, 2017
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