News on Biophysics in 2016
Newly discovered mechanism in cells can regulate the immune system
21 December 2016
Special proteins are important for the function of cells and play an important role in processes and effectiveness of the immune system. Researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute have observed how concentrations
Scientific ‘facts’ could be false
20 December 2016
When is a scientific result true or false? Experiments always have a certain proportion of positive results and negative results, but scientific journals prefer to publish the positive results and new research from the Niels Bohr Institute...
Trust fosters networking and knowledge sharing
11 October 2016
A group of researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute have examined how a communication network can arise within a new experiment called Expert Game. They discovered that the driving mechanism for...
Researchers unravel process for the formation of rainstorms
29 August 2016
Violent thunderstorms can often cause torrential rain, which poses a threat for both humans and the infrastructure. Until now such extreme weather phenomena have been very poorly understood.
Gentle cancer treatment using nanoparticles works
2 August 2016
Cancer treatments based on laser irridation of tiny nanoparticles that are injected directly into the cancer tumor are working and can destroy the cancer from within. Researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute and the Faculty
Bacteria avoid age defects through collective behaviour
14 July 2016
As they age, more and more defects arise in most organisms. Researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute have discovered that microorganisms like bacteria can keep a colony young by practicing a common strategy...
Diversity of nature formulated
1 February 2016
We humans are affecting nature to a greater and greater degree and this is contributing to the reduction of biodiversity globally. To better assess the consequences requires a better understanding of the environmental