University of Bonn

The University of Bonn was established in 1818 in Bonn, Germany. Today, the university has more than 27,000 students. Among notable University of Bonn graduates are seven Nobel Laureates, Friedrich Nietzsche, Pope Benedict XVI, Joseph Schumpeter and more. The University of Bonn is noted for its medical genetics, mathematics, physics, chemical biology and neurosciences programs. The University of Bonn publishes its research highlights and abstracts on-line. The University of Bonn is respected world-wide for its research in the sciences.

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Abteilung 8.2 - Presse und Kommunikation Meinhard Heinze-Haus Poppelsdorfer Allee 49, 53115 Bonn
Website
http://www1.uni-bonn.de/startseite/jsp/index.jsp?lang=en
Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Bonn

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Neuroscience

Cannabis reverses aging processes in the brain

Memory performance decreases with increasing age. Cannabis can reverse these ageing processes in the brain. This was shown in mice by scientists at the University of Bonn with their colleagues at The Hebrew University of ...

Oncology & Cancer

Typical mutations in children of soldiers at radar installations

Soldiers at radar installations who were exposed to high doses of radiation during their service passed on more genetic alterations to their children than families without radiation exposure. This has been demonstrated in ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Oxytocin and social norms reduce xenophobia

How can xenophobia be reduced and altruism strengthened? Researchers at University Hospital Bonn have shown in a new study that the bonding hormone oxytocin together with social norms significantly increases the willingness ...

Medical research

Artificial intelligence in the fight against river blindness

More than 21 million people in Africa are infected with the nematode Onchocerca volvulus, the cause of river blindness. Around one in ten of those affected goes blind. Parasitologists at the University Hospital Bonn are looking ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Violent games emotionally desensitizing

After excessively violent events, shoot 'em up games regularly come under scrutiny. In Norway, several first-person shooter games actually disappeared from the market for a while after the killings. Does intense fighting ...

Immunology

The Achilles' heel of HIV

Researchers at the University of Bonn have discovered how cells in the body can detect the genetic material of so-called retroviruses. The pathogen of the immunodeficiency disease AIDS, the HI-1 virus, also belongs to this ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

New gene for bipolar disorder discovered

First on top of the world and then in the depths of despair – this is what the extreme mood changes for people with bipolar disorder are like. Under the direction of scientists from the University of Bonn Hospital, the ...

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