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    Ein mehrschichtiges Implantat: So könnte der Knorpelersatz aussehen, den die Wissenschaftler des Forschungsverbunds HydroZONES entwickeln wollen.  (Grafik HydroZONES)

    Healing cartilage defects: This is the objective of a new international research network. Implants that are structured like natural tissue are to provide durable repair of defects in the joint. The project, which is coordinated at the University of Würzburg, is funded by the EU with almost ten million euros.

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    Destructive Embrace

    01/17/2013
    Damit das Spleißosom arbeiten kann, muss zuvor in der dargestellten ringförmigen Funktionseinheit das Assembly-Chaperon (grau) entfernt werden. Diese Aufgabe übernimmt der SMN-complex (lila und braun).  (Grafik: Clemens Grimm)

    Proteins that embrace their partners and induce a breaking point through thermal motion: In the course of evolution, cells have developed a lot of tricks in order to do their tasks successfully. University of Würzburg researchers have now clarified amazing details of such a process.

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    Mycobacterium-tuberculosis-Bakterien in einer gefärbten elektronenmikroskopischen Aufnahme. Quelle: Public Health Image Library / Janice Haney Carr

    About two million people worldwide die of tuberculosis each year. There is an urgent need for new drugs and they will probably get easier to find in future – thanks to the new model MycPermCheck, which was developed at the University of Würzburg.

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    Better than Diamond

    01/02/2013
    Eine Kombination aus Licht- und Radiowellen kann benutzt werden, um Information in Silizium-Fehlstellen zu speichern und auszulesen. Grafik: Georgy Astakhov

    University of Würzburg physicists have modified silicon carbide crystals in a way that these exhibit new and surprising properties. This makes them interesting with regard to the design of high-performance computers or data transmission.

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