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    In gemäßigten Breiten schlägt die innere Uhr der Taufliege in einem festen Rhythmus. Tiere, die in der Nähe der Pole leben, zeigen hingegen ein stark arrhythmisches Verhalten.

    Circadian clocks coordinate the organism to the alternating cycles of day and night. Scientists from the University of Würzburg have studied how these clocks work in polar regions where days or nights can last for weeks.

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    Bei steigender Beladung mit Curcumin (gelb) nimmt die Auflösbarkeit der Wirkstoff-Container aus Polymer-Mizellen (blau) ab.

    Nanocontainer for drugs can have their pitfalls: If they are too heavily loaded, they will only dissolve poorly. Why this happens is now reported by a Würzburg research group in "Angewandte Chemie".

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    Ein Quantentrog verengt sich in der Mitte zu einem Quantenpunktkontakt. Würzburger Physiker haben diese filigrane Anordnung mit neuen Methoden der Nanostrukturierung hergestellt.

    Physicists at the University of Würzburg have made a ground-breaking discovery: They have realized a fundamental nanoelectronic device based on the topological insulator HgTe previously discovered in Würzburg.

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    Mittels Radar lässt sich die Artenvielfalt in Wäldern erheben. Das Bild zeigt einen komplexen Bergmischwald.

    With freely available radar data from satellites, biodiversity in forests can be analysed very well. In Nature Communications, researchers report that biodiversity even of tiny insects can be reliably modelled from space.

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    Ehrendoktorwürde für Ekhard Salje (2.v.l.). Zum Gruppenfoto versammelt haben sich (v.l.) Roland Baumhauer, Alfred Forchel und Lisa Salje.

    The Faculty of Arts of the University of Würzburg awarded an honorary doctorate to Professor Ekhard Salje, the long-standing chair of the university council, in recognition of his scientific achievements and committed work.

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    Energietransport in biomimetischen Nanoröhren (links) und dreidimensionales Spektrum (rechts).

    It is crucial for photovoltaics and other technical applications, how efficiently energy spreads in a small volume. With new methods, the path of energy in the nanometer range can now be followed precisely.

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    Ein neuer Ansatz gegen Krebs: Vaccinia-Viren (hier grün gefärbt) setzen sich in Tumorzellen fest und bekämpfen sie.

    Scientists at the newly established Cancer Therapy Research Centre of the University of Würzburg are working to develop new therapies to fight cancer. Their efforts get financial support from the Hope Realized Medical Foundation.

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    Eine mit Pollen beladene Hosenbiene an einer Wegwarte: Zahlreiche Bienenarten tragen zur Bestäubung in Agrarlandschaften bei.

    Around 20 percent of the world's agricultural areas yields less than it did 20 years ago. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization FAO, humans are the culprit: we have not done enough to protect biodiversity.

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    Tuberkulose ist eine hochansteckende Infektionskrankheit, die über den Luftweg übertragen wird und hauptsächlich die Lunge befällt. Jedes Jahr sterben geschätzte 1,7 Millionen Menschen weltweit daran.

    Researchers at the University of Würzburg and the Spanish Cancer Research Centre have gained new insights into the pathogen that causes tuberculosis. The work published in Nature provides the basis for a new approach in antibiotic therapy.

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    Pflanzen schützen sich vor Pilzen und anderen Krankheitserregern (Pathogenen), indem sie ihre Stomata verschließen.

    Using special receptors, plants recognize when they are at risk of fungal infection. This new finding could help cultivate resistant crops and reduce pesticide usage.

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    Blick auf einen Wald, in dem viele Fichten abgestorben sind.

    Removing dead trees from the forests and reforesting on a large scale: this is the German Federal Government's strategy against "Forest Dieback 2.0". Ecologists from the University of Würzburg call for other solutions.

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    Mann, der unter einem Baum ein Nickerchen hält

    External stimuli can rearrange the hierarchy of neuronal networks and influence behaviour. This was demonstrated by scientists from the universities of Würzburg and Brandeis using the circadian clock of the fruit fly as an example.

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