Deported and Forgotten – Helene Jacobi

Jewish Women Scientists in Vienna

Helene Jacobi was a researcher at the Institute for Experimental Biology in Vienna. She was persecuted after the union of Austria and Nazi Germany. On May 26, 1942, Helene Jacobi was murdered in the extermination camp Maly Trostinec.

Deported and forgotten – Helene Jacobi studied plant growth
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Deported and forgotten – Leonore Brecher

Jewish women scientists in Vienna

Leonore Rachelle Brecher was a zoologist at the Institute for Experimental Biology in Vienna. She is the author of more than 20 scientific publications. After 1938, she attempted to emigrate, but was not successful. On September 18, 1942, Leonore Brecher was murdered in the extermination camp Maly Trostinec.

Deported and forgotten – Leonore Brecher studied how animals develop colors

Deported and forgotten – Henriette Burchardt

Jewish women scientists in Vienna

Henriette Burchardt was a scientist in Vienna. Known also as “Henny”, Burchardt worked at the Institute for Experimental Biology in Vienna from 1924 to 1932. On October 23, 1944, Henriette Burchardt was deported to the concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau. She did not survive. Her date of death remains unknown.

Deported and forgotten – Henriette Burchardt studied limb regeneration
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A step in the right direction

Three paralyzed patients walk with the help of epidural spinal stimulation

It wasn’t even a fateful decision, it just happened. Jeff Marquis didn’t ride his mountain bike around the jump, as he usually did, but rolled over it – when he fell, he broke two bones in his neck. Jeff was paralyzed from the chest down. His doctors told Jeff he would never walk, run, or ride a bike again.

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Biene sammelt Pollen auf Blume

Pflanzen, mit denen wir Bienen schützen können

Gemeinsam mit den ersten Sonnenstrahlen kommen sie wieder – die Bienen. Doch über den Winter sterben 10-20% der Bienen. Diese hohe Bienensterblichkeit liegt zum Teil an der Varroa-Milbe. Dieser Parasit entwickelt und vermehrt sich in der Brut im Bienenstock, er ist der wichtigste Bienenschädling weltweit.

Bienensterben – von Honigbienen und Wildbienen – geht uns alle an, schließlich sind Bienen wichtige Bestäuber. Viele Wildbienen sind bedroht, stehen sogar auf der Roten Liste, denn ihre Futterquellen sind rar. Was können wir tun, um Bienen zu schützen?

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