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Empathy can be transferred. This means that people can acquire or lose empathy by observing their environment. This is shown by a new study by Würzburg neuroscientist Grit Hein.

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Treating knee joint defects with cartilage from the nose: The University Hospital in Würzburg is working on the approval of this procedure. They received funding of 2.3 million euros for this purpose.

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The part of a papyrus shows the archangel Michael, who is accompanied by two angelic powers. Such images were used for many ritual purposes, for example to heal illnesses, drive out evil demons, protect against robbers or curse other people.

Magical texts from Egypt in Coptic script and language are the focus of a research project at the University of Würzburg. They are now being presented for the first time in a 600-page book.

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The project team, from left to right: Anna Kontriner, Maria Janosch, Rene Pfeilschifter, Barbara Schmitz, Jan R. Stenger, Isabel Virgolini, Sandra Erker and René Walter.

How did local people get organized in the ancient world? This is the subject of a new research project at the University of Würzburg involving Theology, Philology and History.

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A dome around three metres high sits enthroned on the roof of the Geography building on the Würzburg Hubland Campus. It contains a telescope that students are using to develop an intelligent sensor for satellites.

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Immunofluorescence images of RNA-binding proteins.

More than 1,000 players are involved in a cell when genetic information is translated into proteins. A new German-Israeli research project is now working on systematically identifying their respective tasks.

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A significant breakthrough has been achieved by quantum physicists from Dresden and Würzburg. They’ve created a semiconductor device where exceptional robustness and sensitivity are ensured by a quantum phenomenon.

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One year after the discovery image of the black hole M87*, improved observations of the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) Collaboration give a better picture showing a persistent black hole shadow.

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