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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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    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.

    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.