Landesarchäologe Harald Meller (links) und Geologe Gregor Borg mit der Himmelsscheibe von Nebra
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21.10.2019 in Featured

Gold fever

Researchers solve mystery surrounding the Nebra Sky Disk – with a precious metal playing a decisive role in more than just the famous Bronze Age discovery. Read more

Archaeologist François Bertemes in the institute’s repository
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21.10.2019 in Featured, Science, Research

Early networks

For eight years, Professor François Bertemes coordinated research on the context of Nebra Sky Disc. The discovery of the disc has prompted archaeologists to completely rethink their notions about life in the Early Bronze Age. Read more

Dietrich H. Nies – here in the lab with Lucy Bütof – has been researching a gold-forming bacterium for years.
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17.10.2019 in Featured, Science, Research

The tiny philosopher’s stone

The bacterium C. metallidurans is most notable for its perseverance, thriving in areas contaminated with heavy metals. It has attracted the attention of a research group in Halle, led by Professor Dietrich H. Nies, but for an entirely different reason: it produces microscopic gold nuggets. Read more

Suzanne Roß in a nutrition research lab - where cocoa beans are also examined.
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30.04.2019 in Featured, Research

Food of the future

Nutrition research at MLU is broad-based. It goes far beyond the boundaries of traditional disciplines, because its subject matter is as extensive as it is complex. The scientists are working on counteracting the progression of diseases through targeted changes in nutrition. Read more

Martin Gericke in the lecture hall of the anatomy department
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30.04.2019 in Featured, Research

Uncovering the secrets of fat cells

Professor Martin Gericke investigates inflammatory reactions in adipose tissue. One aspect he is investigating is why not all obese people suffer from typical diseases of affluence associated with obesity, such as high blood pressure and diabetes. Read more

Researcher Gabriele Stangl (right) analysing data with Heike Giese
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30.04.2019 in Featured

Research with taste

Foods should become healthier. The focus is also on vitamin D - a substance that scientists in Halle have now even found in cocoa and chocolate, products made from the cocoa fruit. Nutrition research at the MLU has long since become interdisciplinary, and research is often carried out within the framework of networks. One of these is the competence cluster for nutrition and cardiovascular health "nutriCARD". Read more

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