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Self-healing plastic becomes biodegradable

Konstanz chemists develop mineral plastics with numerous positive properties from sustainable basic building blocks and, together with biologists, demonstrate the material's excellent microbiological degradability.

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Hidden RNA repair mechanism discovered in humans

Konstanz researchers discover the function of a previously unexplored protein: In three characteristic steps, "C12orf29" links the ends of RNA strands. Proteins that perform this kind of RNA ligation were previously unknown in humans. The results of the study suggest that it is important for RNA repair during cellular stress.

Two-dimensional nanoparticles with great potential

A German-Chinese research team with participants from the University of Konstanz has discovered how catalysts and many other nanoplatelets can be produced in an environmentally friendly way from readily available materials and in sufficient quantities.

Strong and biodegradable

A polyester plastic of great mechanical stability, which is also easily recyclable and even compostable: Stefan Mecking, chemist at the University of Konstanz, and his research group present a new material.

Prototype funding for two Konstanz projects

Chemical building blocks from plastic waste; Reducing the risk of falls using virtual orientation aids: Konstanz chemists Manuel Häußler and Lukas Odenwald as well as sport scientist Lorenz Assländer receive Baden-Württemberg prototype funding for their transfer projects "Waste2DCA" and "Augmented Balance".

Catalyst from hot water

The research team of chemist Miriam Unterlass succeeded in producing organic and inorganic substances in a single process using an environmentally friendly method.

Lernlabor für eine nachhaltige Zukunft

Schülerworkshop „ZuKon 2030“ der Universität Konstanz mit dem LeLa-Preis („Lernort Labor“) des Bundesverbands der Schülerlabore ausgezeichnet – 1. Platz in der Rubrik „Schülerlabor Digital“