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[Translate to Englisch:] Fahnen der Universität Würzburg. (Foto: Daniel Peter)

The University of Würzburg has been successful with a proposal for a research cluster in the Excellence Competition. This allows new projects to be launched in an important field of physics with great future promise.

View of the Prometheus sculpture on the roof of the JMU main building. (Photo: 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.

 One hand caresses another 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.

Quinoa stores salt in the bladder cells on its leaves. (Picture: Jennifer Böhm)

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.

FISH images from kidney biopsy of the DRESS patient

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.

A new photocatalytic system works like a multitool which separates the bonds in water molecules. (Graphic: 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”.