News

In this section are listed news about important publications, research projects and events.

Ergonomics

Working memory: Preparing for the unknown

Working memory, also called short-term memory, was long theorised to have the core task of actively storing information over a short period of time. Nowadays, working memory is considered more complex, because processes such as information selection and the …

Immunology

Simplified measurement method for determining immune age improves analysis of cardiorespiratory fitness

Both the functionality of the immune system and the so-called cardiorespiratory fitness, CRF in short, play an important role in a person’s health and work ability. Researchers at the Leibniz Research Centre for Working Environment and Human Factors in …

Awards

Michael Nitsche is one of the „Highly Cited Researchers 2022“

Prof. Dr. Michael Nitsche, Head of the Department Psychology & Neurosciences, is one of the most frequently cited scientists worldwide in his field. The neuroscientist is thus once again on the annual „Highly Cited Researchers“ list of the US company …

Immunology

Gender-specific differences in the progression of rheumatoid arthritis discovered

Oct 21, 2022 Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease characterised by chronic joint inflammation that leads to functional impairment in many sufferers. There are gender-specific differences in the emergence and development of this disease. …

Ergonomics

Work interruptions have a greater impact on older people

In everyday working life, people are often interrupted in their tasks. After the phone has rung, for example, it is difficult to concentrate on the original task again. The selection of working memory content is impaired after an interruption. Observations …

Ergonomics

Call for Papers: Sabrina Sobieraj publishes Special Issue „Interventions to Reduce Stereotypes in STEM“

Women make up almost 50% of the workforce in the labor market. However, it is noteworthy that the labor force of women is not evenly distributed across all occupational groups. Certain professions and positions are still strongly gendered, especially STEM …

Research

Similarity of hepatocytes from liver and from stem cells improved

Research with stem cells is becoming increasingly important, because stem cells can develop into any body cell – skin cells, nerve cells or organ cells such as liver cells, the so-called hepatocytes. Stem cells can therefore be used, for example, in the …

Ergonomics

Movement can help with the processing of visual information

Modern living and working environments are increasingly characterised by the simultaneous execution of locomotion and sensory – mostly visual – processing. Also, many job profiles require the simultaneous processing of visual information while walking.

Research

Interruption of bile acid uptake by liver cells after paracetamol overdose mitigates liver damage

Poisoning with paracetamol (acetaminophen – APAP) is a common cause of liver failure. However, not all the correlations that lead to liver damage from APAP are yet known. Especially the role of bile acids is unclear. The Leibniz Research Centre for Working …