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The Origin of Our Body Axes

The polyp Hydra is a perfect model for molecular stem cell and regeneration research. This polyp, with its simple structure and radial symmetry, can help us understand how our body axes came to evolve. [More...]

Best German University in Shanghai Ranking

Heidelberg University has garnered a first-place position among the German universities in the Shanghai Ranking 2014. In international comparison, Heidelberg ranked 49th. [More...]

Tracking Down the Secrets of Interstellar Dust

An international research consortium, including Heidelberg scientists, is studying interstellar dust in search of ylem, or the original matter that formed the basic elements of life as we know it. [More...]

The “Spark Plug” in Biomolecular Motors

Using high-performance computers, researchers at Heidelberg University have simulated processes that reveal how the “biological spark plug” works in the biomolecular motors of cells. [More...]

Interior of a Cell

Heidelberg scientists have succeeded in mapping the intracellular topology by observing proteins in living cells on multiple time and length scales by developing a fluorescence microscopy-based technique. [More...]

Document from the Early Years of the University

A papal bull from the early years of Heidelberg University hitherto believed lost has now found its way back home. The document was issued by Pope Urban VI and dates from 1387. [More...]

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