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    Mann und Frau mit langen Nasen

    It is not easy to tell when someone is lying. This is even more difficult when potential liars speak in a language other than their native tongue. Psychologists of the University of Würzburg investigated why that is so.

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    The genome of the algae species Chara braunii has been decoded. It already contains the first genetic characteristics that enabled the water plants' evolutionary transition to land.

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    Ein Tagfalter auf einem Kalkmagerrasen in Unterfranken.

    How does climate change affect biodiversity and ecosystem performance in Bavaria? Which strategies can counteract the impacts? The new Bavarian research alliance "LandKlif" seeks to answer these questions.

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    Für die Erforschung von Krebs (das Bild zeigt ein Prostatakarzinom, gelb) richtet die Deutsche Krebshilfe in Würzburg ein Nachwuchszentrum ein. (Foto: Universitätsklinikum Würzburg)

    The German Cancer Aid will set up one of five Mildred Scheel Junior Research Centers in Würzburg. The center aims to provide ideal working conditions for young cancer researchers.

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    Christine Lehmann an ihrem Arbeitsplatz im Bernhard-Nocht-Institut für Tropenmedizin.

    Christine Lehman studied biology at the University of Würzburg. Today, she is in Hamburg researching the complex life cycle of Plasmodium falciparum, the parasite that causes malaria.

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    Grafik zu 2D-Spektroskopie

    Optical spectroscopy allows investigating the energy structure and dynamic properties of complex quantum systems. Researchers from the University of Würzburg present two new approaches of coherent two-dimensional spectroscopy.

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    Polymorph-nukleare Leukozyten infiziert mit Chlamydia trachomatis (hier blau gefärbt). (Foto: Karthika Rajeeve)

    When Chlamydia attacks the human body the immune system starts its defence mechanisms. But the bacteria find a way to defend themselves. Scientists from Würzburg have deciphered new details of their strategy now.

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    Das Hauptgebäude der Universität Würzburg. (Foto: Daniel Peter)

    The University of Würzburg ranks among the top contributors to "Nature" journals: It's among the 100 highest performing institutions worldwide and among the top four in Germany. The University also belongs to a leading group in the U-Multirank.

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    Die Oberfläche des Enzyms Levansucrase wurde so umgestaltet, dass es Zuckerpolymere entstehen lassen kann. (Bild: AK Seibel)

    Chemists have modified the enzyme levansucrase using a new method. The enzyme can now produce sugar polymers that are exciting for applications in the food industry and medicine.

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    Mareike Huhn auf Tauchgang für ihre Forschung. (Foto: Felix Mehlhaus)

    Mareike Huhn studied biology in Würzburg. Today she lives and researches on the Banda Islands, an archipelago in the Indonesian Maluku Islands. Encounters with hammerhead sharks and manta rays makes living there worthwhile for her.

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    Targeting Platelets

    05/25/2018
    Mikroskopische Aufnahme einer Zelle, von der sich junge Blutplättchen abschnüren. (Bild: Rudolf-Virchow-Zentrum)

    New Collaborative Research Centre for Würzburg and Tübingen: The aim is to decode the insufficiently understood functions of platelets. These blood cells are likely to be involved in many more diseases than previously thought.

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    Farbige Mikroskopie-Aufnahmen, die Zellen mit normalen (grüne Punkte) und abnormalen (gelbe Punkte) Stressgranula zeigen. (Foto: AG Buchberger)

    When cells become stressed, they activate specific response patterns. Würzburg researchers have identified new details of these responses, which can help to get a better understanding of neurodegenerative diseases.

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    Der Kupferfarbene Buntgrabläufer (Poecilus cupreus). (Foto: Fabian Bötzl)

    A high abundance of flowering grasslands in agricultural landscapes is beneficial: These grasslands provide shelter for predatory beetles and spiders and help farmers control pests.

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    Ants do not always take the shortest route when they are in a hurry. Their navigational system occasionally makes them take detours to speed up their journey.

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    The effects of climate change are felt especially in the Alps. How capable are insects, which are important pollinators, of adjusting to this development? A new junior research group is looking into this question.

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