Topics for Journalists

Are you a journalist looking for a topic? For example, about an exciting research project, or a professor with a particular field of interest, or a development for the market of the future? Freie Universität has a collection of stories ready for you. To help facilitate your search for new topics, we offer journalists a monthly selection of newsworthy contributions, features, and background reports – as a reference and stimulus for your own articles. If you publish something, we would greatly appreciate a copy or a link to the online text or radio or television broadcast.

Das Barzahlen-Team: Florian Swoboda, Achim Bönsch, Sebastian Seifert (von links nach rechts)

“It’s wonderful to be able to help people with your research”

Successes for Spinoffs from Freie Universität / Millions Raised from Investors

They got their start not in the legendary garage, but rather at an incubator on the university campus – and they are extremely successful: Last fall alone, three spinoffs from Freie Universität received large injections of funding from investors to expand their businesses, which are already doing well. They received support from profund, the startup support organization of Freie Universität Berlin, as they took their first steps toward reaching the market.

Professor Stephan Sigrist untersucht unter anderem die Architektur von Synapsen.

Insight into Ultra-tiny Dimensions

Researcher Stephan Sigrist Investigates the Architecture of Synapses

What controls the structures and functions of the human brain? And how can such knowledge be used for the study and treatment of neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, autism, or Parkinson’s disease? These kinds of questions have fascinated biochemist Stephan Sigrist (47) for many years now. “This is my life’s work, and it will probably always keep me busy, since we are constantly discovering new pieces of the puzzle,” he says.

Schutz für das am meisten belastete Gelenk des Körpers: In vielen Fällen lässt sich eine Operation durch Bewegungstraining vermeiden.

When the Strongest Joint in the Body Becomes Weak

How arthritis of the knee can be halted through a specific exercise regimen

It starts out with knee aches and pains when climbing stairs, and later on even a short walk becomes a painful ordeal. Arthritis of the knee is one of the most common degenerative disorders of the musculoskeletal system.

Last Update: Jul 04, 2013