Dear reader,

in the current issue of hoch³ FORSCHEN – the science quarterly – you´ll find the following topics:

Understanding artificial bones

Teams from the mechanical engineering and biology departments at TU Darmstadt are observing the growth of cells on bone implants. Therefore, a special testing chamber has been developed that should be able to make animal experiments unnecessary.

Inspired by nature

Medical professionals and environment analysts would like to have microchips that measure substances directly on site. Scientists at TU Darmstadt have developed and patented a system based on nanopores with broad potential.

Improved diagnostics

Ulrike Nuber and her team have shown that a variety of structural brain changes can occur in Coffin-Siris syndrome. For doctors and affected individuals an important step.

Ceramic 2.0

Materials scientists at TU Darmstadt aim to reinvent the material ceramic. To this end, they are delving into its atomic structure. The German Research Foundation (DFG) is supporting this within the framework of a prestigious Reinhart Koselleck project.

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hoch3 FORSCHEN (English) 3/2019