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    Attack from the gut

    After surgery, bacteria from the intestine can enter the organism. Special cells of the immune system located in the liver fight them. (Graphic: Mercedes Gomez de Aguero)

    Intestinal bacteria are often the trigger of complications after surgery. This is shown in a new study by research teams from Würzburg and Bern. A solution to this problem could come from the liver.

    atomic structure of the topological insulator manganese bismuth telluride

    Researchers from the Cluster of Excellence ct.qmat have achieved a significant milestone in the pursuit of energy-efficient quantum technologies by designing a ferromagnetic topological insulator.

    Portrait picture of Professor Qing Ye

    Chemistry professor Qing Ye wants to achieve fundamental innovations with boron-containing molecules. To this end, he has raised considerable funding, which also includes positions for PhD students.

    This image is from a US Navy infrared video clip and shows an unidentified flying object.

    The study of unknown phenomena in the air is finding its way into teaching: space engineer Professor Hakan Kayal has designed a lecture specifically for this purpose.

    Improvements in single-cell RNA sequencing technology make work in the lab faster and provide much more accurate information.

    RNA sequencing technologies provide valuable insights into how individual cells work. A research team at the University of Würzburg has now developed a technique that provides an even more detailed view.

    A Starting Grant in 2017, now a Consolidator Grant: Elmar Wolf has now raised several million euros in third-party funding for his research projects.

    Elmar Wolf has been on the hunt for new therapies for a type of pancreatic cancer and has been awarded a two million euro ERC Consolidator Grant for this.

    Advancing RNA medicine: This is what a new research network, in which JMU is involved, wants to achieve.

    The German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology is funding a joint project to research efficient and safe special lipids for mRNA drugs with almost 13 million euros.

    Stimulation of the Venus flytrap by touch triggers electrical signals and calcium waves. The calcium signature is decoded; this causes the trap to shut quickly. The DYSC mutant has lost the ability to read and decode the calcium signature correctly.

    The newly discovered dyscalculia mutant of the Venus flytrap has lost its ability to count electrical impulses. Würzburg researchers reveal the cause of the defect.

    Three excitons (pairs consisting of an electron and an electron hole) on the topological insulator bismuthene. Due to the honeycomb atomic structure, electrons can only flow along the edges.

    Within the framework of the Würzburg-Dresden Cluster of Excellence ct.qmat, excitons were generated in a topological insulator for the first time. A breakthrough in quantum research, based on material design from Würzburg.


    How evolution works

    Examples of phenotypic innovations across the eukaryotic tree of life, to which newly developed approaches can be applied.

    What genetic changes are responsible for the evolution of phenotypic traits? This question is not always easy to answer. A newly developed method now makes the search much easier.