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Multi-million funding for joint Collaborative Research Centre of Leipzig University and Chemnitz University of Technology

Great news at Leipzig University and Chemnitz University of Technology: the German Research Foundation (DFG) has approved an application from the two Saxon universities for a joint Collaborative Research Centre / Transregio. The scientists will carry out research on the topic of hyperpolarization in…


Enzyme that breaks down PET plastic: Leipzig scientists increase efficiency

One of the most widely used plastics in the world is polyethylene terephthalate, or PET for short. It is everywhere in our daily lives in the form of reusable PET drinks bottles. At the end of the lifecycle of a product containing PET, the environmentally friendly reuse of the PET components through…


New insight into the development of Alzheimer’s disease

Despite considerable advances in research, there is still no cure for many age-related diseases, such as Alzheimer’s. One hypothesis for the development of Alzheimer’s is the aggregation of peptides, i.e. their “clumping”, in the brains of people with the disease. But stress has also been suspected…

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Newly discovered enzyme breaks down PET plastic in record time

Plastic bottles, punnets, wrap – such lightweight packaging made of PET plastic becomes a problem if it is not recycled. Scientists at Leipzig University have now discovered a highly efficient enzyme that degrades PET in record time. The enzyme PHL7, which the researchers found in a compost heap in…


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Study mentally fit. The online forum for you

Study well. Surviving crises. Live happily. Is that possible? And how! The prevention programme "Psychologically fit studying" offers exciting facts and figures about studying and mental well-being.

The event will be held in German.