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Fear in an airplane – it would be smaller if someone else was sitting next to you...

In uncanny situations, the mere presence of an unknown person can have a calming effect. This is shown in a study by a team of Würzburg scientists who do research on anxiety disorders.

After the press conference on the establishment of the Else Kröner Center (from left): Matthias Frosch, Christian Schuchardt, Christa Kasang, Oliver Kurzai, Andreas Müller, Saskia Kreibich and Dr. Judith von Heusinger.

Improving health care in the region around Mwanza (Tanzania): This is the goal of a newly established center at the University of Würzburg. The project is funded by the Else Kröner-Fresenius Foundation with EUR 2.5 million.

If metabolic networks of plants are modulated, they can bind significantly more carbon dioxide - and thus possibly slow down climate change.

New technologies are needed to combat climate change. Now bioinformatics specialists from Würzburg might have found a way of enabling plants to store more carbon dioxide.

Tumours of the large intestine are the second and third most common type of tumour in men and women.

Patients with colorectal cancer have a greater chance of survival if they are operated in hospitals with a high case load. This is because complications that can occur after surgery can be better managed there.

Let there be light – and it was directional: The world's first electrically powered Yagi-Uda antenna was built at the University of Würzburg's Department of Physics. (Picture: Department of Physics)

For the first time, physicists from the University of Würzburg have successfully converted electrical signals into photons and radiated them in specific directions using a low-footprint optical antenna that is only 800 nanometres in size.