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    Johannes Obergfell

    Johannes Obergfell came across the topic of migration thanks to his magister thesis. Today, he works at the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees. A "smoky office" is one of his prominent memories of his time at university.

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    Fotos von einer Venusfliegenfalle, ihre Drüsen unter dem Mikroskop und schematische Darstellung der Vorgänge, die zur Sekretion führen. (Bild: Sönke Scherzer/Dirk Becker)

    The Venus flytrap digests its prey using enzymes produced by special glands. For the first time, a research team has measured and meticulously analysed the glands' activity.

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    Professor Laurens Molenkamp mit einigen der zahlreichen Preisurkunden, die er in den vergangenen Jahren erhalten hat. (Foto: Jasper Molenkamp)

    Top research pays off: After 2011, Professor of Physics Laurens Molenkamp from the University of Würzburg has been awarded a second Advanced Grant from the European Research Council worth 2.5 million euros.

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    Eine Matabele-Ameise trägt eine verletzte Artgenossin nach einem Raubzug zurück ins Nest. (Foto: Erik Frank)

    Ants operate a unique rescue system: When an insect is injured during a fight, it calls for help. Its mates will then carry it back to the nest for recovery.

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    Kulturen von Darmkrebszellen, die zwei Tage lang ohne Glutamin gehalten wurden: Bei hohen exogenen MYC-Konzentrationen (Mitte) sterben die Zellen ab. Links eine Kontrollkultur. Rechts: „Echte“ Tumorzellen überleben, weil sie ihre MYC-Spiegel regulier

    Many tumors are thought to depend on glutamine, suggesting glutamine deprivation as therapeutic approach, but a new study shows that this effect might have been overestimated.

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    Junger Mann und junge Frau mit Tablets

    Social networks are an ideal stage for narcissists to showcase themselves. Accordingly, a lot of people with narcissistic traits are drawn to these platforms as a new study conducted by psychologists from Würzburg and Bamberg shows.

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