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    Fear in an airplane – it would be smaller if someone else was sitting next to you...

    In uncanny situations, the mere presence of an unknown person can have a calming effect. This is shown in a study by a team of Würzburg scientists who do research on anxiety disorders.

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    After the press conference on the establishment of the Else Kröner Center (from left): Matthias Frosch, Christian Schuchardt, Christa Kasang, Oliver Kurzai, Andreas Müller, Saskia Kreibich and Dr. Judith von Heusinger.

    Improving health care in the region around Mwanza (Tanzania): This is the goal of a newly established center at the University of Würzburg. The project is funded by the Else Kröner-Fresenius Foundation with EUR 2.5 million.

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    If metabolic networks of plants are modulated, they can bind significantly more carbon dioxide - and thus possibly slow down climate change.

    New technologies are needed to combat climate change. Now bioinformatics specialists from Würzburg might have found a way of enabling plants to store more carbon dioxide.

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    Tumours of the large intestine are the second and third most common type of tumour in men and women.

    Patients with colorectal cancer have a greater chance of survival if they are operated in hospitals with a high case load. This is because complications that can occur after surgery can be better managed there.

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    Let there be light – and it was directional: The world's first electrically powered Yagi-Uda antenna was built at the University of Würzburg's Department of Physics. (Picture: Department of Physics)

    For the first time, physicists from the University of Würzburg have successfully converted electrical signals into photons and radiated them in specific directions using a low-footprint optical antenna that is only 800 nanometres in size.

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    Professor Raymond Mar

    He received a prestigious award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Now professor Raymond Mar will spend time at the University of Würzburg to do joint research with two professors at the Faculty of Human Sciences.

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    It took months of computer work to decipher the spatial structure of the viral RNA polymerase. The picture shows the protein complex with its specific subunits from different sides.

    Vaccinia viruses serve as a vaccine against human smallpox and as the basis of new cancer therapies. Two studies now provide fascinating insights into their unusual propagation strategy at the atomic level.

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    Prof. Chase Beisel (Photo: Mario Schmitt)

    For his research project "CRISPR Combo", Prof. Chase Beisel receives a five-year grant of two million euros. He wants to search for combinations of relevant key genes of pathogens in order to be able to specifically eliminate these in the future with the help of tailor-made CRISPR genetic scissors.

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    Wild honeybees at their nesting place in a tree cavity.

    The forests in Europe provide habitat for around 80,000 colonies of wild honeybees. That is why more attention should be paid to preserving the nesting sites for these threatened insects, according to researchers.

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    Ingolf Steffan-Dewenter, Juliano Sarmento Cabral, Ludmilla Figueiredo und Jochen Krauß (v.l).

    If ecosystems are disturbed, this can trigger the extinction of species. For her research in this field, the journal Ecography awards biologist Ludmilla Figueiredo with a prize.

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    The MAGIC telescopes

    Astronomers have observed the most energetic gamma-ray burst ever recorded, which originated in a galaxy some 5 billion light-years away. The international team that detected the event included researchers from Würzburg University.

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    With this technical equipment, Dr. Barbara Händel (l.) investigates how movement affects the processing of visual stimuli.

    When people walk around, they process visual information differently than at rest: the peripheral visual field shows enhanced processing. This is what neuroscientists in Würzburg have discovered.

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    Their work is most frequently cited in publications of other scientists. Eight researchers from the University of Würzburg have therefore been added to the Highly Cited Researchers 2019 List.

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    The DIACAT team with (left) project coordinator Anke Krueger, chemistry professor at the University of Würzburg.

    At the end of the European research project DIACAT a public symposium takes place at the University of Würzburg: "Carbon Materials for Sustainable Applications – Perspectives in PhotoElectroCatalysis".

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