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.

Address
Pressestelle, Universitatsstr, 150, 44801 Bochum, Gebaude UV 3/368 Germany
Website
http://www.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/index_en.htm
Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Bochum

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Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Evaluating a new group training tool for the prevention of dementia

Solving a quiz as a group while moving around the room at the same time—this combination is the basis of a new tool designed to prevent dementia. Researchers developed and evaluated it in the "go4cognition" project with ...

Medical research

Study paves the way for an active agent against hepatitis E

At present, there is no specific active substance against hepatitis E. As the disease kills 70,000 people every year, researchers are actively searching for one. The team from the Department of Molecular and Medical Virology ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How infections influence our social empathy

When people are ill, they feel less empathy for others than when they are healthy. This has been confirmed by a study conducted by Ruhr University Bochum and the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Detecting hepatitis viruses in wastewater

Hepatitis E is widespread among the population worldwide. The World Health Organization estimates that around 20 million people are infected with it every year.

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