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University of Freiburg researchers transcend the traditional boundaries between the disciplines, working together to advance scientific knowledge and work out solutions to the great challenges of the future.

 

Hard defense, soft on the finish

Hard defense, soft on the finish

Researchers in the tri-border region have cultivated grape varieties that can withstand disease-causing fungi

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Neatly-folded toxins

Neatly-folded toxins

The Clostridium difficile bacterium is the culprit in many diseases of the bowel – now researchers have discovered how its toxins get into the body’s cells

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Eco-Friendly Batteries

Eco-Friendly Batteries

No heavy metals, faster charging, longer life: A Freiburg chemist is developing a new type of rechargeable battery

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Plotting the wind

Plotting the wind

A new computer model shows how the German government can achieve a key climate goal

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Surrounded by Good Friends

Surrounded by Good Friends

Books used teach girls to be obedient women and boys to be courageous men. Today, children’s and young adult literature gives young people the freedom to think and imagine.

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Movement!

Movement!

Half a century after the social upheaval of 1968 - the question remains: How deeply did the changes that were ushered in alter society later?

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Focusing on Images

Focusing on Images

A study is investigating the impact of media images on people’s willingness to engage in political protest

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Prepared in the event of an emergency

Prepared in the event of an emergency

The RESIBES project aims to support the organized deployment of volunteers in the event of a disaster

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The long-awaited split

The long-awaited split

The Higgs particle breaks down into two so-called bottom quarks. In what way could this find be a milestone on the path to a new kind of physics?

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Small Farmers Draw the Short Straw

Small Farmers Draw the Short Straw

International organizations are putting a lot of money into Ghana’s agriculture – so why is it not reaching those that need it?

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