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Master students from the University of Würzburg during a land survey on wheat fields of the new JECAM site DEMMIN. (Photo: Thorsten Dahms)

Important crop information can be gleaned from satellite data. A new project funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs is expected to provide further progress in this field.

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Retina degeneration can be slowed down in the mouse model for childhood dementia: The ganglion cells of a healthy retina on the left; a diseased retina in the centre. A diseased retina under treatment with teriflunomide on the right.

Although dementia is most often seen in adults, childhood or adolescent dementia does occur. A team of researchers from the University of Würzburg believes that established therapeutic drugs might be effective against childhood dementia.

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Molecular Lego

07/20/2017
Usually, metal ions such as iron, cobalt, nickel or zinc and ligands spontaneously form colourful MEPE in solution. The team of Dirk Kurth has measured how quickly they assemble. (Photo & Graphic: team Kurth)

They can change colour, vary their spin or go from solid to liquid state: Certain polymers have fascinating properties. Researchers from the University of Würzburg have studied just how they do this.

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Distribution of endothelial cells (red) and neuronal cells (green) in the brain of adult mice. (Photo: team Gessler)

The blood-brain barrier is a unique mechanism to shield the brain. Scientists from the University of Würzburg have now uncovered details of how it evolves. This finding offers new chances for modification and regulation.

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The Wuerzburg Scientists: Giorgio Sangiovanni, Michael Karolak und Andreas Hausoel. (Photo: private)

Physicists from the University of Würzburg have discovered surprising properties of nickel. They could help unravel some mysteries about Earth's magnetic field.

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