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    The plague is believed to have been eradicated in Europe. But it continues to reappear in other parts of the world, such as Madagascar, the Congo, and Peru. Since the pathogens are becoming resistant to the usual antibiotics, new agents are urgently needed. Progress has now been made in this area.

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    Do the common medications for HIV-infected patients in Africa show the desired response much more seldom than previously assumed? At least this is what the outcome of a current study of scientists from Würzburg, Tanzania and South Africa suggests. The impact of this finding would be enormous.

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    Almost half of 14 to 15-year-olds in Germany do some kind of voluntary work in their spare time or have done in the past. But the type of engagement makes a big difference, as a study by the University of Würzburg shows. Not every young person feels that he or she is making an important contribution to society.

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    In the fight against malaria potential targets are urgently being sought for new medications. An international team of researchers has now taken a closer look at 85 transmitters and identified a series of possible candidates. Among the party was a team from the University of Würzburg.

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    What connects apocalyptic poetry from the 19th century to the works of Quentin Tarantino? What does it have to do with films about the end of time, such as “I am Legend”? Professor of English Studies, Ralph Pordzik, from the University of Würzburg explains all in a new study.

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    Enticed back

    10/27/2011

    Katrin Paeschke is still a researcher at Princeton University in the USA. But in a few weeks’ time, she will be transferring to the University of Würzburg. Presented just under EUR 1.4 million by the German Research Foundation, she will be forming her own junior research group at the Biocenter.

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    Double award

    09/29/2011

    This does not happen very often. Just under a year ago, Laurens Molenkamp received the Europhysics Prize for discovering the quantum spin Hall effect. Now the American Physical Society has conferred on the Würzburg physicist the 2012 Buckley Prize for the same work.

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    Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a severe disease of the nervous system, which leads to death within a short period of time. A team of scientists has now succeeded in identifying a trigger factor of this disease. Researchers at the University of Würzburg also participated in the search.

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    A movement in a clockwise direction feels progressive, as though facing the future. The opposite direction, by contrast, represents a backward focus. This sounds plausible. What sounds surprising, however, is a finding by Würzburg psychologists.

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    Trap closes, insect dies: the plant known as the Venus flytrap relies on an ingenious mechanism for capturing tiny creatures. Researchers from the University of Würzburg are now providing new insights into how this insect trap works in the magazine PNAS.

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    A blood test that reliably reveals at an early stage whether a person has contracted a tumour: This is the dream of many a physician. In their quest of such a test, researchers have now taken one step forward. Medical scientists of the Würzburg University Women’s Clinic were also involved.

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    With the selection and decoration of further excellence scholars and the creation and deepening of contacts to important cooperation partners the collaboration of the University of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo with the University of Würzburg in Germany has been extended.

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    Researchers from Bielefeld, Kaiserslautern and Würzburg have developed a novel high-tech microscope: It magnifies objects a million times and shows movements with a retardation of one million billion times. Reason enough for top magazine "Science" to report on the invention.

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    The thinnest wire in the world, made from pure gold, is being examined by physicists from the universities of Würzburg and Kassel. Its exceptional electrical conductivity is causing quite a stir: the electrons do not move freely through the wire, but like cars in stop-and-go traffic.

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    For the first time anywhere in the world, medics from Würzburg University Hospital have managed to relieve a patient of his heartbeat irregularities using a new technique. The new procedure is very precise and gentler on sufferers.

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