With mini-antibodies against rheumatism and Co: Nanobodies inhibit chronic inflammation

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Our immune system is essential for life. It defends our body against the influences of bacteria, viruses, and other foreign bodies that enter from the outside. But it can also harm our bodies. The immune system is heavily involved in diseases such as gout, rheumatism, inflammatory bowel disease, or circular hair loss. Researchers have now … Read more

Researchers use ultrasound to make tumors disappear

Researchers use ultrasound to make tumors disappear

Liver cancer is still considered a relatively rare form of cancer in Germany. However, the number of cases is increasing. Particularly insidious: most diseases are only recognized at a late stage. Then there is hardly any chance of recovery with the current treatment methods. An experiment at the University of Michigan may now offer some … Read more

This is how China wants to protect the world from asteroids

asteroid

The American space agency NASA recently presented plans for planetary defense against asteroid impacts. Now the Chinese space agency China National Space Administration CNSA is following suit. The plans include an early warning system and the development of appropriate countermeasures. Protection against celestial bodies As the deputy head of the CNSA, Yanhua Wu, explained on … Read more

New type of high efficiency insulation material

insulation material

New insulating material for building walls stores 24 times more heat than concrete or plaster. It was developed by researchers at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU). It is a phase change material. When the sun shines, it absorbs heat so that it does not get into the wall and eventually into the interior. It becomes … Read more

Healthy without sugar? Research Shows: Sweeteners Increase Cancer Risk!

Healthy without sugar?  Research Shows: Sweeteners Increase Cancer Risk!

Of course, a healthy life without sugar also means avoiding sweeteners. It has long been suspected that aspartame and sucralose do not only have beneficial properties: previous studies indicate that both are involved in the development of diabetes and obesity. Nevertheless, the substances remain popular, thanks to their enormous sweetening power, which goes hand in … Read more

Antarctic ice at an all-time low

While it’s no secret that Arctic sea ice is steadily declining, sea ice supplies on the other side of the world, in Antarctica, are much more stable. This year, however, the amount of ice covering the sea in Antarctica has fallen to an all-time low since records began in the late 1970s. Drastic decline in … Read more