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Picture of a herpes virus

The genome of the herpes simplex virus 1 was decoded using new methods. Hundreds of previously unknown gene products were found. The virus causes lip herpes, but can also be life-threatening.

The main protease (green) is a key molecule that helps the virus to replicate. A suitable drug (in red as a ball-and-stick model) could inhibit the molecule function.

Dr. Andrea Thorn, a structural biologist from Würzburg, is leading an international coronavirus research network. The results of her work are important for developing vaccines and drugs.

The distribution of the glutamate receptor mGluR4 and other proteins in the presynaptic membrane Left a high-resolution dSTORM image. On the right, the result obtained with conventional fluorescence microscopy – molecular details are not visible here.

"Distance keeping" is not exactly the motto of the glutamate receptors: Using high-resolution microscopy, it now was discovered that the receptors usually appear in small groups at the synapses and are in contact with other proteins.

Continuing education has a positive effect on the employees‘ loyalty.

Company training increases the loyalty of its employees. Loyalty also increases if the training improves the employees' chances on the labour market.

In expansion microscopy, the preparation is magnified more than four times. Here, a germ tube of Aspergillus fumigatus is shown before and after expansion; the scale corresponds to ten micrometers. The plasma membrane (turquoise) and the mitochondria (pink) were stained. (Picture: Ulrich Terpitz / University of Würzburg)

For the first time, the cells of fungi can also be analysed using a relatively simple microscopic method. Researchers from Würzburg and Cordoba present the innovation in the journal "Frontiers in Microbiology".

This is what it could look like once the small satellite INNOcube is in orbit. (Picture: Chair of Computer Science VIII / University of Würzburg)

It does not require any cabling and its supporting structure is at the same time a battery: research teams from Braunschweig and Würzburg are working on such a cleverly constructed small satellite.