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    Schriftzug "Welcome Refugees", an eine Mauer gesprayt. (Foto: Initiative Echte Soziale Marktwirtschaft (IESM) - Pixelio.de)

    A lot of companies in Germany are having difficulties filling vacancies. On the other hand, many people who have fled war and violence at home want to stay and work here. The University of Würzburg has launched a project to connect refugees and companies more quickly.

    Die meisten Betrachter glauben, dass die Person etwa an Position A zeigt. Tatsächlich wurde sie instruiert, an Position B zu zeigen. Die Linien verdeutlichen wie Zeigegesten interpretiert und produziert werden.

    Everyone probably knows the following situation: You point your finger at something to show it to someone else. But the other person does not get it, sees neither the hedgehog by the road, nor a certain constellation in the sky. Psychologists from the University of Würzburg have found out why pointing gestures are frequently misunderstood.

    Eine Tsetsefliege injiziert Trypanosomen in menschliche Haut. In diesem Hautmodell können die frühen Stadien der Trypanosomeninfektion optimal untersucht werden. (Foto: Ines Subota & Markus Engstler).

    New methods and strategies to investigate central mechanisms of human infections are at the centre of a new Research Training Group at the University of Würzburg. Among others, the scientists use special three-dimensional human tissue models for their experiments.

    Das Sphingentor in der Hethiterhauptstadt Hattusa: Diente es als Bühne für hethitische Festrituale? (Foto: DAI, Abt. Istanbul; Ausgrabung Boğazköy)

    A new research project that looks into the ceremonial rituals of the Hittites is funded with around 8.3 million euros. Daniel Schwemer, Professor of Ancient Near Eastern Studies at the University of Würzburg, is the project leader.

    Professorin Stefanie Kürten und ihr Mitarbeiter Damiano Rovituso. (Foto: Robert Emmerich)

    Patients with multiple sclerosis often receive a "hit and miss" treatment when the disease breaks out. A blood analysis is now for the first time able to reveal which of the two most important first-line drugs is better suited for which patients.