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    Platelets play a key role in strokes: They can even drive nerve cells in the brain into a kind of suicide mode, as scientists from the University of Würzburg now report in the journal "Blood".

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    Pain is usually caused by inflammation in the body. Scientists from the University of Würzburg have now demonstrated that one of the responsible substances simultaneously has a pain-relieving function. Their discovery is a promising target for new therapy.

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    When beams of protons collide at record-breaking energy in the LHC particle accelerator at CERN in Geneva, physicists from the University of Würzburg are involved in the experiments. The German federal government will fund their work with €1.2 million over the next three years.

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    Scientists from the universities of Würzburg and Tübingen have formed a research team to find new tumour therapies that avoid resistance to therapy. Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) will contribute around three million euros worth of funding for the project in the next three years.

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    Diamond should help to produce fuels and chemicals from carbon dioxide and light. This is the goal of a new research consortium receiving around EUR 3.9 million in funding from the European Union. It is coordinated by Professor Anke Krueger at the University of Würzburg.

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    Professor Klaus Brehm from Würzburg is granted 750,000 euros for a new research project on tapeworms. His work may bring advances in fighting worm infections, but also in wholly different areas of medicine.

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    Flies, too, remember the time of day, as scientists from the University of Würzburg found out in a series of experiments. However, several requirements have to be satisfied in order for the flies to form a memory. And under certain circumstances this mechanism does not work at all.

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    The FIFA Women's World Cup in Canada is currently ongoing. The German national team got off to a great start by defeating Ivory Coast 10-0. A study conducted by two Würzburg scientists reveals the effects television broadcasting of the matches can have on the audience.

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    The BMBF (Federal Ministry of Education and Research) is funding the setup of a junior research group at the Department of Computer Philology at the University of Würzburg. Over the following four years, the team will dedicate themselves to "Computational Literary Genre Stylistics” (CLiGS) in the field of Romance philology.

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    Tumours of the nervous system: This is what a new project of the Würzburg cancer researcher Martin Eilers is about. The European Research Council has awarded him an “Advanced Grant” of about 2.5 million euros for this purpose.

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    What genes enable plants to catch animals and digest them? Three genes have now been described for the Venus flytrap. They are responsible for the fact that the plant can use the vital potassium from its prey highly efficiently.

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    When plants notice harmful bacteria, they respond very quickly: They close the pores on their leaves which serve as loophole for the pathogens. A Würzburg research team has analysed this process.

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    In a new Collaborative Research Centre scientists from Würzburg and Jena are examining the function of membrane receptors with the most modern light microscopy. The objective is to gain new findings about how these receptors work and to develop the high-performance light microscopy further.

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