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    Vegatation auf dem Kilimandscharo in etwa 3.800 Meter Höhe. (Foto: Andreas Ensslin)

    Why is the diversity of animals and plants so unevenly distributed on our planet? Here are new data on this core issue of ecology. They show biodiversity to be driven by temperature.

    Wissenschaftler arbeiten an High-Tech-Geräten. (Foto: Knud Dobberke für Fraunhofer ISC)

    Reducing the environmental impact of organic solar cell production, building more efficient energy storage: Würzburg-based research institutes have provided for progress in the Bavarian project association UMWELTnanoTECH. Below, we will present their outstanding results.

    Stufenkanten in topologisch kristallinen Isolatoren (Grafik: Thomas Bathon/Paolo Sessi/Matthias Bode)

    Physicists of the University of Würzburg have made an astonishing discovery in a specific type of topological insulators. The effect is due to the structure of the materials used. The researchers have now published their work in the journal Science.

    Professor Jörg Vogel ist neuer Leibniz-Preisträger. (Foto: IMIB)

    It is considered the German equivalent of the Nobel Prize: The Leibniz Prize awarded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) comes with a 2.5 million euros cash prize. The 2017 laureates now were announced: Jörg Vogel (49), an RNA researcher and infection biologist, is one of them.

    Immunrezeptoren auf einer Krebszelle. Mit Hilfe der hochauflösenden Fluoreszenzmikroskopie ist es möglich, Rezeptoren in der Zellmembran mit Einzelmolekül-Sensitivität zu visualisieren und zu quantifizieren. (Bild: Sebastian Letschert)

    The European Structural Funds supports two new projects of the University of Würzburg with more than EUR 4.3 million. In close cooperation with the University Hospital and regional companies, research activities aim to drive medical progress.

    Die symmetrische Larve, kurz bevor die Metamorphose startet …

    Scientists have long been puzzled by the flounder's asymmetrical physiology. The mechanism that triggers the unusual asymmetry has now been identified by comparing the genomes of two related fish species.