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    Entzündungsmediatoren wirken in doppelter Weise auf Nervenzellen: Sie aktivieren einerseits den Kaliumstrom von TRESK-Kanälen (links), was die Empfindlichkeit der Zelle gegenüber Reizen senkt. Andererseits aktivieren sie auch TRP-Kanäle (rechts) und l

    Pain is usually caused by inflammation in the body. Scientists from the University of Würzburg have now demonstrated that one of the responsible substances simultaneously has a pain-relieving function. Their discovery is a promising target for new therapy.

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    Arbeiten am inneren Detektor des ATLAS-Experiments. (Foto: ©CERN)

    When beams of protons collide at record-breaking energy in the LHC particle accelerator at CERN in Geneva, physicists from the University of Würzburg are involved in the experiments. The German federal government will fund their work with €1.2 million over the next three years.

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    Biochemiker und Tumorbiologen arbeiten in einer neuen Forschergruppe daran, die für das aggressive Tumorwachstum entscheidenden Gene zu identifizieren. (Foto: Stefan Bausewein / Rudolf-Virchow-Zentrum)

    Scientists from the universities of Würzburg and Tübingen have formed a research team to find new tumour therapies that avoid resistance to therapy. Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) will contribute around three million euros worth of funding for the project in the next three years.

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