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Indene – a topological insulator. The left side shows a measurement of the density of states by scanning tunneling spectroscopy and the right side a schematic representation of the charge distribution in the triangular lattice.

The Collaborative Research Centre ToCoTronics in condensed matter physics will be extended for four more years. The German Research Foundation is funding it with 12 million euros.

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A carnivorous leaf of Triphyophyllum peltatum with glands excreting a sticky liquid to capture insect prey.

Under certain circumstances, a rare tropical plant develops into a carnivore. A research team from the universities of Hannover and Würzburg has now deciphered the mechanism responsible for this.

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Infections with Candida auris are difficult to treat and potentially life-threatening. The picture shows yeast cells of C. auris on the left and a fluconazole-resistant C. auris strain on the right.

The number of infections with the fungus Candida auris is also increasing in Germany. This is shown in a new study by research teams from Würzburg, Jena and Berlin. Despite low numbers, scientists advise precautionary measures.

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Mixed forest on a slope with withered conifers.

Increasing heat and drought are changing forests faster than expected. Researchers at the University of Würzburg want to keep a better eye on these dynamics. They have raised 1.2 million euros for their project.

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