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    Grafik, die den Ablauf der Öffnung der Nervenbarriere zeigt. Von Hackel et al. 2012 PNAS

    To keep the patient free of pain and mobile after surgery: Despite all medical advances, this still represents a major challenge for medicine. An innovative approach in this field has now been presented by scientists from Würzburg, Berlin, Jena and Erlangen.

    Satellitenbild vom Okavango-Delta und dem Linyanti-Feuchtgebiet im südlichen Afrika. Foto: ESA

    Many wetlands are difficult to observe over a long period. The reason for this is that the volume of water they channel varies all the time. Scientists from the University of Würzburg are now proposing a new method that allows wetland dynamics to be measured for the first time.

    Molekül mit einer Bor-Bor-Dreifachbindung, erstmals synthetisiert von Chemikern der Universität Würzburg. Bild: Rian Dewhurst / Krzysztof Radacki

    It is safe to say that no one in the whole world knows as much about the element boron as the team of Professor Holger Braunschweig at the University of Würzburg: The progress of the Würzburg researchers in the boron chemistry is currently published in as many as three top journals.

    Killer T-Zellen (grün), die es auf Oligodendrozyten (rot) im Gehirn abgesehen haben. (Foto: Shin-Young Na)

    Multiple sclerosis continues to puzzle scientists in all sorts of ways. Now researchers from the University of Würzburg have managed to make some progress in the search for the causes of this disease. They have revealed that in order to avoid greater damage the brain accepts a lesser evil.