Dirk Steinhilber has developed a method of producing highly tolerable nanogels and microgels. Researchers hope they will help to revolutionize treatment of serious diseases.
Hope is golden colored and slippery. It is kept in flasks in the refrigerators at the Institute of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Freie Universität in Dahlem, where it is now produced by the kilogram. Polyglycerol is its name, and it is a highly promising base material for hydrogel particles.
Historian Veronika Settele studies the history of animal husbandry in Germany.
Fields, a pigsty, chicken coop, tractor, a farm dog, and a big house in the middle – that’s the image many Germans have of farms to this day. Most of them are probably aware that it is no longer accurate, but very few know what conditions are truly like on Germany’s turkey, pig, and cattle farms.
The Environmental Policy Research Centre looks back on a 30-year success story.
On April 26, 1986, the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, in what is now Ukraine, was the site of the world’s first nuclear disaster, when a true “worst-case scenario” unfolded. The Environmental Policy Research Centre (FFU) at Freie Universität had been founded just three days before as a research unit.