piwik-script

Deutsch Intern

    Press Releases

    Researchers of the University of Würzburg were able to shed more light on the workings of a key antifungal agent. The current issue of the journal "Nature Communications" reports on their work.

    more
    Immunofluorescence image from the cerebellar cortex region of bipolar patients that shows proteins of human herpesviruses in Purkinje neurons.

    Do viruses trigger psychiatric disorders? A new Würzburg study suggests this conclusion. Accordingly, special disorders are associated with a high rate of infection of a specific herpesvirus.

    more
    Woman, drinking water out of a bottle

    On their quest to finding a better way to diagnose the condition, scientists have now reported a success. Their approach provides a correct diagnosis more quickly and reliably.

    more
    Sven Heinrich at the wheel of the "Thor Heyerdahl" off the coast of Cuba. (Photo: private)

    Sven Heinrich studied geography at the University of Würzburg. Today, he is a permanent crew member of the "Thor Heyerdahl" sail training ship.

    more
    The MRI scans show differences in the brains of healthy participants (left) and patients with congestive heart failure. (Picture: CHFC Würzburg)

    Patients suffering from congestive heart failure tend to have cognitive deficits. This is not because of the heart's reduced pumping capacity as a research team from Würzburg has recently found.

    more
    Man and Woman with long noses

    It is not easy to tell when someone is lying. This is even more difficult when potential liars speak in a language other than their native tongue. Psychologists of the University of Würzburg investigated why that is so.

    more

    The genome of the algae species Chara braunii has been decoded. It already contains the first genetic characteristics that enabled the water plants' evolutionary transition to land.

    more
    A butterfly (pale clouded yellow, Colias hyale) on a chalk heath in Lower Franconia. This habitat with its species-rich insect communities is at a special risk in Bavaria because of the nitrogen input. (Photo: Ingolf Steffan-Dewenter)

    How does climate change affect biodiversity and ecosystem performance in Bavaria? Which strategies can counteract the impacts? The new Bavarian research alliance "LandKlif" seeks to answer these questions.

    more
    The German Cancer Aid will establish a junior research center in Würzburg to do cancer research (the picture shows a carcinoma of the prostate, yellow). (Photo: Würzburg University Hospital)

    The German Cancer Aid will set up one of five Mildred Scheel Junior Research Centers in Würzburg. The center aims to provide ideal working conditions for young cancer researchers.

    more
    Christine Lehmann at her workplace in the Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine. (Photo: private)

    Christine Lehman studied biology at the University of Würzburg. Today, she is in Hamburg researching the complex life cycle of Plasmodium falciparum, the parasite that causes malaria.

    more
    In EEI2D spectroscopy (left), two originally separate excitations (yellow arrows) meet. With 2D mass spectrometry (right), ion photoproducts (black arrows) are detected. (Graphic: Tobias Brixner, JMU)

    Optical spectroscopy allows investigating the energy structure and dynamic properties of complex quantum systems. Researchers from the University of Würzburg present two new approaches of coherent two-dimensional spectroscopy.

    more
    Polymorphic nuclear leukocytes infected with Chlamydia (blue). (Photo: Karthika Rajeeve)

    When Chlamydia attacks the human body the immune system starts its defence mechanisms. But the bacteria find a way to defend themselves. Scientists from Würzburg have deciphered new details of their strategy now.

    more
    Old woman with walker

    Age-related changes in the peripheral nerves can drastically reduce the quality of life. Würzburg scientists have now identified what triggers such changes.

    more
    The JMU team at the meeting of the Coimbra Group in Salamanca (from left): Nicola Seitz, Stephan Schröder-Köhne, Marcus Holtz, Annette Retsch, Florian Evenbye und Kristina Förster. Not pictured: Alois Palmetshofer. (Photo: Diana Afrashteh, University o

    A long academic tradition is one of the qualities that unites the 39 member universities of the Coimbra Group. At this most recent meeting in Salamanca it was also clear that the group’s gaze is directed towards the future.

    more