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    Künstlerische Darstellung zweier Goldnanostäbchen mit einem stark lokalisierten Lichtfeld im atomar-kleinen Luftspalt.(Grafik Thorsten Feichtner)

    Physicists of the University of Würzburg have succeeded in concentrating light in an inconceivably small area. They took advantage of an effect that also occurs when coffee is spilled.

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    Forscher der Uni Würzburg haben mit Hilfe der transkraniellen Magnetstimulation Gehirne von Gesunden und an Multipler Sklerose erkrankten Patienten miteinander verglichen. Die Technik erlaubt, gezielt Bereiche kurzfristig „stillzulegen“. (Grafik: Eri

    In patients suffering from multiple sclerosis, the brain is capable of compensating for certain disorders to some extent. How it does this has been examined in detail by medics from Würzburg University Hospital. Their findings may help to improve treatment.

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    Vertragsunterzeichnungen in Indien

    The University of Würzburg has just signed partnership agreements with no fewer than three leading research institutions in India. In so doing, it is intensifying the cooperation that already exists in the areas of life sciences, space technology, and mathematics.

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    Wenn bei Zebrafischlarven ein bestimmtes Gen blockiert wird, zeigen sie typische ADHS-Symptome: Sie bewegen sich schneller und legen weitere Strecken zurück. (Grafik: Molekulare Psychiatrie)

    Many genes are suspected of being involved in the development of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). A Franco-German research group has now examined the role of one of these more closely and discovered clear indications of its complicity.

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    Viele Medikamente wirken im Körper an den GPC-Rezeptoren. Foto: Andrea Damm / Pixelio.de

    A large number of drugs for cardiac insufficiency, high blood pressure and other conditions take effect by modulating the function of receptors. Researchers from Würzburg, Bonn and Milan have now designed new agents, with which receptors can be finely regulated in a completely novel way.

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    Bei Mäusen, denen das Blutprotein Kininogen fehlt (untere Bildreihe), sind nach einem Schlaganfall viel weniger Blutgefäße (grün) im Gehirn verstopft (weißer Pfeil), so dass die Hirndurchblutung besser ist. Bild: Christoph Kleinschnitz

    Every two minutes someone in Germany suffers a stroke, yet there are hardly any effective treatments. Scientists from the University of Würzburg are now pursuing a new approach: inhibiting a blood protein seems to mitigate the negative consequences of strokes quite dramatically.

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