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    Die symmetrische Larve, kurz bevor die Metamorphose startet …

    Scientists have long been puzzled by the flounder's asymmetrical physiology. The mechanism that triggers the unusual asymmetry has now been identified by comparing the genomes of two related fish species.

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    Alumnus Urs-Peter Schmidt

    The world of chocolate has lost nothing of its fascination even after 23 years. At least for Urs-Peter Schmidt, an alumnus in Business Management at the University of Würzburg. Today, he is looking for new ideas to meet his customers' needs.

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    Synapsen von Gehirnzellen, mit konventioneller Fluoreszenzmarkierung auf Antikörperbasis sichtbar gemacht: Die Pre-Synapsen (rot) und die Post-Synapsen (grün) erscheinen leicht unscharf; der synaptische Spalt ist nicht vollständig aufgelöst. (Bild: Fr

    Advance in biomedical imaging: The Biocenter of the University of Würzburg in close collaboration with the University of Copenhagen has developed an alternative approach to fluorescent tagging of proteins. The new probes are practicable and compatible with high-resolution microscopic procedures.

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    Oliver Hunke vom BMWi übergibt die Urkunde an das Gründerteam von integrAi.de: Thomas Glaser, Bianca Heim und Joscha Riemann (v.l.n.r.). (Bild: Projektträger Jülich/ T. Großmann)

    integrAi.de reaps first successes. Besides having implemented the first projects, the team is excited to receive the 1,500th Exist start-up grant of the German government and a grant of the association "startsocial". The initiative, which has its roots in the University of Würzburg, aims to place 20,000 refugees in Germany more quickly into work.

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    Thomson Reuters' Erhebung umfasst nach eigener Aussage "einige der einflussreichsten Köpfe der Welt." Vier davon arbeiten an der Uni Würzburg.

    Four professors from the University of Würzburg have been commended as "highly cited researchers". The US media corporation Thomson Reuters awards this title to researchers whose work receives exceptional attention worldwide and is highly cited by scientists.

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    Links ein Makrophage (Zellkern in blau), in dem eine Salmonelle (gelb) ruht. Rechts ein Makrophage, in dem sich die Bakterien (rot) vermehrt haben. (Bild: Antoine-Emmanuel Saliba)

    Technological advances are making the analysis of single bacterial infected human cells feasible, Würzburg researchers have used this technology to provide new insight into the Salmonella infection process. The study has just been published in “Nature Microbiology”.

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    Spektraler Karyotyp einer Metaphase eines mit synthetischem bakteriellen Lipoprotein behandelten Makrophagen. Eine normale Körperzelle enthält von jedem der verschieden gefärbten Chromosomen genau zwei Kopien. (Foto: Dr. Indrajit Nanda, Würzburger Ins

    An international team of researchers has unravelled how the highly inflammatory giant cells arise. Researchers of the Würzburg Institute for Human Genetics participated in the project. Their findings will help develop more efficient therapies for immune diseases that are difficult to treat.

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    Professor Laurens W. Molenkamp. (Foto: Physikalisches Institut)

    Top research pays off: After 2011, Professor of Physics Laurens Molenkamp from the University of Würzburg has been awarded a second Advanced Grant from the European Research Council worth 2.5 million euros.

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    Photonenpaarquelle in einer künstlerischen Darstellung: Die Monolage (unten) gibt unter geeigneten Bedingungen exakt zwei Photonen unterschiedlicher Frequenz ab. Im Bild sind sie rot und grün dargestellt. (Bild: Karol Winkler)

    Physicists from the University of Würzburg have designed a light source that emits photon pairs. Two-photon sources are particularly well suited for tap-proof data encryption. The experiment's key ingredients: a semiconductor crystal and some sticky tape.

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    Die Funktion des Pflanzenhormons ABA und der von ABA regulierten Kinase OST1 während der Evolution der Landpflanzen (verändert nach McAdam et al., 2016, PNAS).

    Sex determination, dormancy, water balance: The phytohormone abscisic acid has branched out in the process of evolution. An international research team presents new insights on this subject in the science journal PNAS.

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    Die Bilder zeigen eine Pflanzenwurzel, die vom Pilz Piriformospora indica besiedelt ist. Die grüne Färbung deckt auf, an welchen Stellen sich das Protein FBG1 befindet. (Bild: Stephan Wawra)

    A newly discovered protein from a fungus is able to suppress the innate immune system of plants. This has been reported by research teams from Cologne and Würzburg in the journal "Nature Communications".

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    Das RNA-Universum der Bakterien: Links die Strukturen verschiedener regulatorischer RNA-Moleküle, rechts deren bevorzugte Protein-Bindungsparter. (Bild: Alexandre Smirnov)

    Pathogenic bacteria use small RNA molecules to adapt to their environment. Infection researchers from Würzburg have now pinpointed a protein involved in regulating the activity of these molecules.

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    Jörg Vogel (l.), Gründungsdirektor des neuen Helmholtz-Instituts, und Dirk Heinz, wissenschaftlicher Geschäftsführer des Helmholtz-Zentrums für Infektionsforschung. (Fotos: JMU / HZI)

    Now it's official: The Helmholtz Association has resolved to establish a Helmholtz Institute at the University of Würzburg. The new spin-off will focus on researching infectious diseases and new therapies.

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    On 7 October, Secretary of State Bernd Sibler inaugurated the new building to accommodate the Center for Nanosystems Chemistry (CNC) of the University of Würzburg. The centre will provide ideal conditions for the staff of Professor Frank Würthner to develop innovative concepts of harnessing solar energy among other research activities.

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    Allatostatin A-herstellende Zellen im Gehirn und Mitteldarm der Taufliege (magenta) und genetische Markierung (grün). (Foto: AG Wegener)

    Neurogeneticists from the University of Würzburg have discovered a peptide in Drosophila that has a strong impact on the fly's feeding and sleeping habits. At the same time, it is associated with the insects' circadian clock.

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