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    The discovery and development of new materials, the research of basic physic of topological and correlated electronic systems in solid bodies and the training of young scientists: These are the main targets of a new Collaborative Research Centre at the University of Würzburg.

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    How herpes viruses bring the molecular biology of human cells into disarray: Scientists from Würzburg, Cambridge, and Munich present new findings in “Nature Communications”, casting doubt on previous knowledge in the field.

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    Chemist Holger Braunschweig has joined an elite club of European researchers who have been awarded a second "Advanced Grant", the largest research grant offered by the European Research Council (ERC). Braunschweig will receive 2.5 million Euro in order to explore unprecedented new bonding possibilites of the element boron.

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    The only professorship in Germany to date, one master's programme, one laboratory with worldwide unique equipment and the corresponding research results: The University of Würzburg is leading in the field of biofabrication.

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    Computers generate heaps of surplus heat. Components that use this energy sensibly were already foreseen a few years ago. Now, physicists from the University of Würzburg have managed to create such parts in the laboratory.

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    Everything in life is based on the ability to perceive stimuli from the environment and to react to it. Receptors assume an important function. Now, while studying a specific class of receptors, scientists from the University of Würzburg have made an unexpected discovery.

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    Eighteen new priority programs were recently approved by the German Research Foundation (DFG); one of these will be coordinated by scientists from the universities of Würzburg and Cologne. Its goal: To answer outstanding questions about the conversion of the information of a gene into a protein.

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    The creation and progression of multiple sclerosis present scientists with many riddles. Now researchers from the universities of Würzburg and Amsterdam have succeeded in resolving an apparent contradiction in the findings to date. Their work will contribute to a better understanding of the impact of treatments at the so-called blood-brain barrier.

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    Many people love jewelry and other items made of gold. They have inconspicuous microbes to thank for this: Three billion years ago they held the noble metal in the Earth’s crust. This is the opinion at least of an expert from the University of Würzburg.

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    [Translate to Englisch:] Deutsch lernen, Sprachkenntnisse alltagsbezogen vertiefen und einen direkten Zugang zur deutschen Kultur bekommen: Der Sommerkurs für Studierende, deren Muttersprache nicht Deutsch ist.

    Learn German, discover German culture, make new friends and create lasting memories: the University of Wuerzburg would like to welcome external students to the International Summer School for German in August 2015.

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    Dr. Markus Bender is heading up a new Emmy Noether junior research group at the University of Würzburg. Armed with around 1.2 million euros, he will be able to pursue his research over the next five years. This will revolve entirely around thrombocytes and their creation.

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    When during evolution did plants learn to conserve water? The first attempts in this regard have been discovered by an international research team with a moss. The findings also revealed how evolution affects molecules.

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    What image of Africans do present-day films and art exhibitions paint? Three professors are examining this question. In doing so, they have come across beliefs that date back to colonial times.

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    It is a kind of revolution for the Ancient Near Eastern Studies. High-resolution 3D scans of ancient clay tablets with cuneiform inscriptions and newly developed computer technology expand the research horizon. Scientists from Würzburg, Dortmund and Mainz are pushing on the unique project.

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    For childhood kidney tumors, scientists from Würzburg and Heidelberg have identified a series of previously unknown genetic causes. In so doing, they are paving the way for improved, customized treatment.

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