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    Blick auf die Prometheus-Figurengruppe auf dem Hauptgebäude der Universität Würzburg. (Foto: Daniel Peter)

    Upward trend continues: The latest Times Higher Education World University Ranking puts the University of Würzburg in 159th place worldwide, which is another improvement over last year.

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    Eine Hand streichelt eine andere Hand

    Pain-relieving interventions trigger a learning effect in the brain which reduces pain. A new study shows that pain relief is more effective when it is provided by a stranger.

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    Quinoablatt mit Blasenhaaren

    Barely heard of a couple of years ago, quinoa today is common on European supermarket shelves. The hardy plant thrives even in saline soils. Researchers from the University of Würzburg have now determined how the plant gets rid of the excess salt.

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    Fluoreszenzaufnahme aus der Nierenbiopsie der DRESS-Patientin

    Human herpesviruses such as HHV-6 can remain dormant in cells for many years without being noticed. When reactivated, they can cause serious clinical conditions. Researchers from Würzburg have now found a way of differentiating between active and inactive viruses.

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    Das neue Katalysatorsystem funktioniert wie ein Multifunktionswerkzeug, das die Bindungen im Wassermolekül trennt. (Bild: C. Hohmann, Nanosystems Initiative Munich NIM)

    Solar-powered water splitting is a promising means of generating clean and storable energy. A novel catalyst based on semiconductor nanoparticles has now been shown to facilitate all the reactions needed for “artificial photosynthesis”.

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    Grafik Funktionsweise der Sensoren

    Researchers of the University of Würzburg have developed a method that makes it possible to measure the activation of receptors in a very short time. This might speed up the development of new drugs.

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    Valérie Guérin-Sendelbach

    Valérie Guérin-Sendelbach studied political science, economics and history in Würzburg. At the age of 52, the teacher has taken a break from her job to go to Kenya with a volunteer service.

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    Porträtfoto von Kenji Fukushima. (Foto: privat)

    The evolution biologist Dr. Kenji Fukushima is awarded a prize money of about 1.6 million euros by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. He will use the money to build up a new working group at the University of Würzburg.

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    Blick auf das Hauptgebäude der JMU am Sanderring. (Foto: Robert Emmerich)

    The prestigious Shanghai Ranking has placed the University of Würzburg among the world’s top 200 universities – as one of three Bavarian and 14 German universities.

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    Bienen

    Stopping bee extinction is a goal of scientists. Researches under the leadership of the University of Würzburg have discovered that a diversified plant environment helps bees in maintaining stable populations.

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    Schüler beim Schülerlabor

    Ten years ago the school laboratory of the German Rudolf Virchow Center was founded, where pupil get engaged in the current research of biomedicine. So far, 5,592 students have participated.

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    Researchers of the University of Würzburg were able to shed more light on the workings of a key antifungal agent. The current issue of the journal "Nature Communications" reports on their work.

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    Immunfluoreszenzaufnahme aus der Kleinhirnrindenregion von bipolaren Patienten, die Proteine von humanen Herpesviren in Purkinje-Neuronen zeigen.

    Do viruses trigger psychiatric disorders? A new Würzburg study suggests this conclusion. Accordingly, special disorders are associated with a high rate of infection of a specific herpesvirus.

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    Frau, die aus einer Flasche Wasser trinkt

    On their quest to finding a better way to diagnose the condition, scientists have now reported a success. Their approach provides a correct diagnosis more quickly and reliably.

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