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    Krischan Lehmann

    A non-stop party occasionally interrupted by study: This is how Krischan Lehmann remembers his time at the University of Würzburg. Today, he is in charge of the digital section of multimedia company Condé Nast in Munich.

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    Honigbiene auf Kornblume

    Scientists from the University of Würzburg have investigated the impact of a new pesticide on the honeybee. In high doses, it has a negative impact on the insects' taste and cognition ability.

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    Holzfällarbeiten im Wald

    An increasing proportion of the world's protected forests are subject to extensive logging activities. The practice is called "salvage logging" and allegedly aims to protect e.g. areas of windthrow against bark beetle infestation. However, a Würzburg study has found that this instrument is used far too often.

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    Fingerabdruck der Genexpression jeder einzelnen Zelle

    Stroke and heart attack are the leading cause of death in the Western world. Würzburg scientists have used a special technique to get a clearer picture of the cells involved and their activity.

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    Molekülmodell: Eine gewöhnliche Bor-Bor-Doppelbindung (links) und ihre biradikalen Verwandte, die extrem stabil ist. (Grafik: Dr. Rian Dewhurst)

    The world of chemistry has witnessed another step forward: researchers at the University of Würzburg in Germany have succeeded in twisting molecules so much that their double bonds have been completely destroyed. The result: unusually stable biradicals.

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    Pflanzen mit unterschiedlicher Wachstumsrichtung

    The hormone auxin is a key regulator of plant growth and development. But how it sets these processes in motion has been unclear. Scientists from the University of Würzburg have now uncovered central details.

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    Grafik zur Anordnung der Felder

    Crop variety in agriculture has a positive impact on the natural enemies of aphids. Farmers can use this insight to keep aphids at bay and cut down on pesticides.

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    Stammbaum der Sequenzanalyse

    Bioinformatics specialists from the University of Würzburg have studied a specific class of hormones which is relevant for plants, bacteria and indirectly for humans, too. Their results challenge previous scientific assumptions.

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    Zytomegalievirus

    Würzburg researchers have developed a new analysis technique that sheds more light on viral infections. They used the new method to demonstrate that virus-infected cells produce far more infection-related proteins and peptides than previously thought.

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    Lokalisation der 7SK-RNA in Motoneuronen, deren Form durch das Strukturprotein Tubulin dargestellt wurde. (Foto: Hanaa Ghanawi)

    Impaired transport processes in neurons contribute to diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (AML). Würzburg scientists have now identified key actors in these processes.

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    Researchers from Würzburg and London have built the foundations for a new field of nano-optics: they have succeeded in controlling the coupling of light and matter at room temperature.

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    Das Bild zeigt von links Prof. Dr. Cynthia Sharma, Sara Eisenbart, Thorsten Bischler und Belinda Aul vom IMIB sowie Prof. Dr. Chase Beisel vom HIRI. (Foto: Hilde Merkert, IMIB)

    The bacterial immune system “CRISPR-Cas9” is known to eliminate invading DNA. Würzburg scientists now discovered that it can also readily target RNA – a result with potentially far-reaching ramifications.

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