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Immunology: A cautionary tale

A team led by LMU‘s Veit Hornung has elucidated the mechanism by which human cells induce inflammation upon detection of cytoplasmic DNA. Notably, the signal network involved differs from that used in the same context in mice.

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Molecular motors: Slowing the clockwork

Progress on the way to smart nanomachines: LMU chemists have modified the synthesis of a molecular motor so as to reduce the speed of its light-driven rotation, thus permitting the researchers to analyze the mechanism of motion in complete detail.

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Innate immunity: To operate, insert dimers

The presence of DNA in mammalian cell cytoplasm triggers an immune response by binding to a dimeric enzyme, which inserts between DNA double helices to form the “rungs” of a ladder-like structure, as an LMU team has now shown.

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Organic analysis: Paint by numbers

Conservation of the inherently ephemeral: LMU chemists have developed a simple way of digitally documenting the genuine tonal values of dyes and pigments used in artworks, thus allowing their original colors to be restored.

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NIM NanoDay

Behind the scenes of nanotechnology ...

Time: Sunday, September 10, 2017, 11-18h

Venue: LMU Main Building (Lichthof), Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1, München

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International conference - Models of matter

Complexity of animate and inanimate matter in the computer: An international congress for theoretical chemistry will be held in Munich this week.

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