Researchers suggest a special diet against asthma

Can a special diet help in certain cases of asthma? A new study at the University of Bonn at least points to this conclusion. According to the study, mice that were switched to a so-called ketogenic diet showed significantly reduced inflammation of the respiratory tract. The results are now published in the renowned journal "Immunity".

Research magazine DEPENDENT of the Cluster of Excellence "Beyond Slavery and Freedom" published

The first issue of the research magazine DEPENDENT of the Cluster of Excellence "Beyond Slavery and Freedom" of the University of Bonn has been published. It reports the scientific findings and ongoing research projects in the field of dependency and slavery research in an understandable and interdisciplinary way.

Summer Semester to begin online on April 20

In order to fight against the spread of the coronavirus, 2020 summer semester courses will begin online on April 20, 2020.

Signs of life: Viral Coupling - Society’s Fight for Survival

How does the coronavirus affect the state of our society? Cultural sociologist Prof. Dr. Clemens Albrecht is discussing this question in his contribution to our series “Signs of life - keeping up the conversation.” His thesis: In the future, we will need less of a global society and more traditional societies again.

Signs of life: If everyone works as a team, we can overcome this economic crisis

Many students from Bonn are currently doing exchange and scholarship programs abroad. Many others had to interrupt, cancel or postpone their stays due to the Coronavirus. In the new series "Signs of Life – Keeping up the Conversation”, we hear from those who are directly affected by the Coronavirus. Our outgoing and incoming students tell us about their everyday life at home and abroad and how they are dealing with the current situation. They give valuable tips to their fellow students against boredom and recommendations for anyone who is stranded.

Signs of life: Society as a whole must do a lot of rethinking

Students of the University of Bonn are currently pursuing their studies from home. This, however, does not mean there is no need for exchange with each other. But how can we maintain the discourse when all courses are cancelled, culinary offers are unavailable and meetings of more than two people in public are prohibited by law? Philosophy students Gabriel Valdez and Moritz Richarz have decided to tackle this problem by creating an online blog and posting regularly about philosophical questions and current global issues.

Signs of life: Coronavirus - Why mortality varies so much

The grandparents also live in the house and childcare is provided: What was long considered an ideal model for many families is dangerous during the Corona crisis: The two economists Prof. Dr. Moritz Kuhn and Prof. Dr. Christian Bayer from the University of Bonn have compared the role of social structures with mortality rates in COVID-19 infections across different countries. Result: The more working people live with their parents, the higher the proportion of Corona deaths at the beginning of the epidemic.

Signs of life: COVID-19 impacts on food trade – Is global food security at risk?

What are the effects of fighting the coronavirus on the global food supply? Dr. Lukas Kornher and Dr. Tekalign G. Sakketa from the Center for Development Research (ZEF) at the University of Bonn have given thought to this question.

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