Germany’s Helmholtz Association is a Research Rising Star

One of Germany’s top scientific institutes – the Helmholtz Association – has come in second around the world in the 2021 Rising Stars Index of increased research productivity.

German Scientists Find Cause for Corona Vaccine Blood Clots

Rare but serious cases of blood clotting in people inoculated by the vector vaccines produced by AstraZeneca and Johnson&Johnson have been one obstacle to the international immunization campaigns against Covid-19.

Bremen Space Expertise Helping Power NASA Moon Mission

Three years from now, when NASA’s Orion spacecraft heads for the moon, technology made in northern Germany will help it get there.

Germany Puts €2 Billion into Quantum Computing

The German government has announced a massive five-year investment intended to bolster competitive quantum computer technology and create a surrounding eco-system for users.

Hamburg Researchers Identify Covid-19 Biomarkers

Scientists know that around 19 percent of those infected with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), which causes Covid-19, contract a severe case of the disease. But it’s been difficult to predict which patients are most at risk of life-threatening illness.

Making mRNA Treatments More Effective

Messenger RNA (mRNA) is at the heart of the world’s most effective anti-corona vaccines and has also shown great promise in combatting cancer and other diseases. Now scientists at Germany’s Research Center Jülich, working with pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca, have discovered how it can be better administered under the skin.

Germany Funds 6G Research with €700 Million

Germany’s Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is making a massive investment to help 6G communications technology replace the current standard 5G. The ministry is allocating EUR 700 million from the government’s “Future Fund” and elsewhere to underwrite 6G research in the coming four years.

Test Success: Making Glass with Green Hydrogen

The Kopernikus Projekte P2X, an initiative of the German Ministry of Research and Education, says that for the first time ever glass has been made using green hydrogen as a heat source. That was after an eight-week test run at a factory operated by German glassmaker SCHOTT.

Germany Launches €100 Million Program for University Hospital Physicians

The idea is to better connect medical research with medical treatment. The German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has announced it will invest EUR 100 Million over the ten years to give specialist doctors, who are normally involved in daily practice, more opportunities to carry out research.

ESA Tasks German Firms with Challenging Space X

The European Space Agency ESA has commissioned a study from Bremen company EHB and its subsidiary Rocket Factory Augsburg to predict the future demand for space transportation systems as of 2030.