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    As its concentration increases, the protein Myc activates an increasing number of genes in cells. Beyond a certain level, this causes the cell to transform into a tumour cell.

    Why do healthy cells become malignant and proliferate uncontrollably? Scientists of the University of Würzburg have investigated the role of a special protein in this process and settled and old controversy.

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    Signing of the agreement in Bayreuth with (from left): Alfred Forchel, President of the University of Würzburg, Stefan Leible, President of the University of Bayreuth, Ludwig Spaenle and Joachim Hornegger, President of the FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg.

    Novel materials essential for key technologies in the fields of energy, communication, climate change and health: these are the focal areas of research at the Bavarian Polymer Institute. The partner universities have now signed a cooperation agreement.

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    High-resolution microscopy of an axon terminal of a cultivated motor neuron. Microtubules are dyed with green fluorescent dye, Stathmin is blue, Stat-3 red.

    Looking for the causes of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), an international consortium has discovered two new disease genes. Scientists from the Institute of Clinical Neurobiology of the Würzburg university hospital contributed to the discovery.

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    Research in motion

    07/22/2016
    Don't sit still! That is what Barbara Händel tells her test subject. She studies the impact of movement on perception.

    Neuroscientist Barbara Händel investigates the connection of rhythmic movement and perception. Her work is funded by the European Research Council with a EUR 1.5 million Starting Grant.

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    From the title page of the 2015 annual report of the Würzburg India Initiative.

    A powerful boost for the cooperation of the Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg (JMU) and partner universities in New Delhi. JMU gets around EUR 375,000 worth of funding for three new cooperation projects.

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    Model of chloride avoidance on salt-affected soils

    The increasing salinisation of soils is a major problem for farmers worldwide. Scientists of the University of Würzburg have now examined how plants regulated their salt intake. Their results could be significant to breed more salt-tolerant species.

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    Sammy Florczak, Naomi Paxton and Erin McColl (from left) are from Australia. Within the scope of the international Biofabrication master's programme, they are currently spending two semesters at the University of Würzburg.

    They develop artificial tissues set to revolutionize the future of medicine: Three students from Australia. Enrolled in the international master's programme "Biofabrication", they are currently spending two semesters in Würzburg where they are doing research in the laboratories on Röntgenring.

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    The functional potassium channel TPC1 consists of two identical subunits (left in the picture).

    An international group of researchers has pinpointed the sensor plants use to sense electric fields. A beneficial side effect: Their work could contribute to the understanding of how the Ebola virus enters human cells.

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