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    Winzige Türme, hundert Mal dünner als ein menschliches Haar, mit speziellen Eigenschaften: Produziert werden solche Nanostrukturen am Lehrstuhl für Technische Physik der Universität Würzburg. Bild: Monika Emmerling / Adriana Wolf

    Würzburg physicists are global leaders in the creation of sophisticated nanostructures. The fruits of their research could make tap-proof data transmission a possibility in the future.

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    Arbeiten in der Clean Bench (Foto Universität)

    In life and natural sciences, the University of Würzburg is one of the top 100 institutes of higher education in the world. In chemistry, it even sits proudly in 37th place. This is the result of a current ranking of the world’s leading universities.

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    Eine Ameise der Art Camponotus rufipes bei der Brutpflege: Sie hat sich eine Puppe geschnappt und bringt sie an einen Ort, an dem die Temperatur für das Gedeihen der Brut besser ist. Foto: Christoph Kleineidam

    Ants subjected to cool temperatures during their pupal stage differ in tending the brood when compared with fellow workers more generously provided with warmth. It is not only the genes, but also the conditions experienced during individual development that account for flexible behavior.

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    Nervenzellen besitzen große Mengen des Kalzium-Sensormoleküls STIM2, hier mit einem roten Fluoreszenzfarbstoff sichtbar gemacht. Es befindet sich überwiegend in der Region um den blau angefärbten Zellkern und spielt bei Schlaganfällen eine Rolle. Der

    Würzburg researchers have identified a protein that is partly responsible for the death of nerve cells in the brain during a stroke. This will open up new possibilities in therapy.

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    Schreiender Säugling. Foto: Erich Kasten / Pixelio.de

    Comparisons between babies a few days old in France and Germany reveal that even newborns cry in their native language. This means that the ability to actively produce language is present so much earlier than previously assumed.

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    Psychologiegebäude am Röntgenring

    When compared to their European colleagues, they distinguish themselves through their outstanding research and international focus. This is why the psychologists of the University of Würzburg have been placed in the “Excellence Group” alongside nine other German universities in a current “CHE Ranking”.

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    Eine Nanokapsel, made in Würzburg: Tausende von gleichartigen Molekülen (amphiphile Perylenbisimide) drängen sich in wässriger Umgebung zu einer Kapsel zusammen, die mit Bispyren-Molekülen gefüllt ist. Bild: Organische Chemie, Uni Würzburg

    Imitating photosynthesis in plants? If we were to accomplish this, mankind would have a little less to worry about. Chemists from the University of Würzburg have now made progress on the road to achieving artificial photosynthesis.

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