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    Screenshot of WhatsAnalyzer-website: www.whatsanalyzer.de

    How many messages have been written in my WhatsApp chat? Who sends the most pictures? And who rarely participates in conversations? "WhatsAnalyzer" developed by Anika Schwind and Michael Seufert from the University of Würzburg's Institute of Computer Science now gives the answer to this question.

    Three parasitic species of cuckoo wasps at the same time have targeted the food provisions in the nests of mason wasps.

    A special camouflage allows parasitic wasps to raid the nests of host species. The affected hosts seem to have responded to that in the course of evolution as Würzburg biologists report.

    Section through the mammary gland of a mouse. The regions in which the stems cells are located are stained red.

    Researchers from the University of Würzburg have revealed a metabolic pathway that seems to make breast tumors more aggressive. The study will also identify possible targets for new cancers drugs. It has appeared in the renowned journal Cancer Cell.

    Professor of philosophy Dag Nikolaus Hasse is a new Leibniz laureate.

    It is considered the German equivalent of the Nobel Prize: The internationally renowned Leibniz Prize awarded by the German Research Foundation is endowed with 2.5 million euros. The 2016 laureates now were announced: Professor of Philosophy Dag Nikolaus Hasse is one of them.

    New model system for aging research: Turquoise killifish (Nothobranchius furzeri)

    An international team of researchers has decoded the genome of the turquoise killifish. Biochemist Manfred Schartl from Würzburg was involved in the project. The results are interesting for ageing researchers but also provide insight into the evolution of sex determination.