Marion Schmicke (left) and Sandra Andres conducting research into bovine liver cells
© Maike Glöckner
22.04.2021 in Science, Research

The immortal liver cell

When animal testing is to be avoided, so-called “cell lines” are often used. They serve as a model for certain types of tissue. This has so far proven to be quite a challenge with bovine liver, as the cells are difficult to cultivate. A team of researchers from the University of Halle is looking to change that. Read more

Plant scientist Marcel Quint in the greenhouse - he specialises in studying the evolution of plants.
© Maike Glöckner
20.03.2020 in Science, Research

A genomic journey through time

New genetic studies paint a surprising picture of plant evolution: When plants came ashore around 500 million years ago, their genetic diversity exploded - thus laying the groundwork for genetic innovation that would only later prove important. Read more

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