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    Querschnitt durch eine erkrankte Nervenfaser einer CMT-Modellmaus, mit dem Elektronenmikroskop aufgenommen. Das Axon (Ax) hat seine Markscheide verloren und ist nur noch von der Schwann´schen Zelle (SZ) umgeben. Der Schwann´schen Zelle angelagert ist ei

    Scientists from the University of Würzburg have discovered a promising approach to treat a genetically caused nervous disease. Instead of resorting to gene therapy, the scientists have targeted phagocytes they identified as promoters of the disease.

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    Logo des Sonderforschungsbereichs „Insect timing: mechanisms, plasticity and interactions“.

    A circadian clock is not mandatory for living beings to adapt their activities to a day-night cycle – at least under certain conditions. Other mechanisms are capable of compensating for the loss of the molecular clock as researchers from the University of Würzburg have now shown.

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    Rapsglanzkäfer auf Raps

    Fields of rapeseed crop are growing continuously in Germany. As a consequence, more insecticides are being put out on fields to fight animal pests such as the pollen beetle. Scientists from the University of Würzburg have now discovered a simple alternative to chemicals.

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