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    An dem Kopf der Taufliege sind die großen Facettenaugen links und rechts gut zu erkennen. Die vierzelligen Hofbauer-Buchner-Äuglein (gelb; in der Skizze ist nur eines zu sehen) liegen an der Basis der Facetten. Von dem Äuglein laufen Nervenfasern (eben

    Fruit flies' activity peaks especially in the morning and late afternoon. The insects extend their midday siesta on long summer days. Researchers from the University of Würzburg have now found out what triggers this behaviour. A miniature pair of eyelets also discovered in Würzburg in the late 80s plays a crucial role in this context.

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    Die Larve einer Florfliege mit ihrer Beute, einer Kartoffellaus. (Foto: Matthias Tschumi)

    Putting a halt to the profound changes affecting agricultural landscapes: With this goal in mind, scientists, farmers and official representatives teamed up to look into ecological intensification as a potential solution.

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    Cover der Studie zur Nachrichtenberichterstattung während der Staatschuldenkrise in Griechenland 2015: "Die Griechen provozieren!"

    In 2015, the news shows aired by broadcasters ARD and ZDF failed to meet central quality standards. A study conducted by journalistic researchers from the University of Würzburg came to this conclusion. They looked into coverage of the Greek national debt crisis on behalf of the Otto Brenner Foundation (OBS).

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    Verschiedene Avatare in Aktion.

    Live streaming of eSports events attracts millions of viewers. So far, however, fans of the video game contests in which international gaming teams compete against each other have been unable to live their passion. A startup company from the University of Würzburg has found a remedy.

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    Blick in eine Datenzentrale. (Bild: Rastin Pries)

    Two new projects at the University of Würzburg's Institute of Computer Science receive nearly EUR 750,000 worth of funding. The institute is working to make secure and efficient networks for the Internet of the future happen.

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    Lydia Lange in der Bibliothek des Lehrstuhls für Altes Testament und biblisch-orientalische Sprachen. (Foto: Robert Emmerich)

    1600 years ago, the Church Father Jerome took a highly creative approach to the translation of the Old Testament Book of Judith: he cut the original text down to about a half, as the theologian Lydia Lange demonstrates in her doctoral thesis.

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    Weinendes Baby auf dem Arm seiner Mutter.

    The very first cry of neonates is marked by their maternal language. This seems to be especially apparent in tonal languages, where pitch and pitch fluctuation determine the meaning of words - as a team of scientists led by the University of Würzburg has demonstrated for the first time.

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    Die Figurengruppe mit Prometheus auf dem Dach des Hauptgebäudes der Universität Würzburg am Sanderring. (Foto: Robert Emmerich)

    Once again, the prestigious Shanghai Ranking has placed the University of Würzburg among the world’s top 200 universities. It is one of only four Bavarian and fourteen German universities in this league.

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    Eine Mutation in dem EZH1-Gen ist der zweithäufigste genetische Defekt in autonomen Adenomen. Dies haben Wissenschaftler der Uni Würzburg jetzt gezeigt. (Abbildung: Davice Calebiro / Kerstin Bathon)

    Autonomous adenomas are the most common benign tumours of the thyroid gland. Mutations in two genes account for around 70 percent of the cases. Scientists from the University of Würzburg have now discovered another key trigger.

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    Bindung von Patientenserum an Ranvierschen Schnürringen. (Foto: Kathrin Doppler)

    Würzburg neurologists have discovered an antibody that is involved in triggering certain forms of neuropathies. This discovery also allowed them to show a way to treat these diseases successfully.

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    Mit steigender Konzentration aktiviert das Protein Myc in Zellen eine zunehmende Zahl von Genen. Das führt jenseits eines bestimmten Levels dazu, dass die Zelle sich in eine Tumorzelle verwandelt. (Grafik: Elmar Wolf)

    Why do healthy cells become malignant and proliferate uncontrollably? Scientists of the University of Würzburg have investigated the role of a special protein in this process and settled and old controversy.

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    Vertragsunterzeichnung in Bayreuth mit (v.l.): Alfred Forchel, Präsident der Uni Würzburg, Stefan Leible, Präsident der Universität Bayreuth, Ludwig Spaenle und  Joachim Hornegger, Präsident der FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg. (Foto: Jens Wagner, Universitä

    Novel materials essential for key technologies in the fields of energy, communication, climate change and health: these are the focal areas of research at the Bavarian Polymer Institute. The partner universities have now signed a cooperation agreement.

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    Hochauflösende Mikroskopie einer Axonterminale eines kultivierten Motoneurons: Mikrotubuli sind mit grünem Fluoreszenzfabstoff gefärbt, Stathmin in blau,  Stat-3 in rot. (Abbildung: Preeti Yadav, Michael Sendtner, Markus Sauer, Universität Würzburg).

    Looking for the causes of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), an international consortium has discovered two new disease genes. Scientists from the Institute of Clinical Neurobiology of the Würzburg university hospital contributed to the discovery.

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    Research in motion

    07/22/2016
    Bloß nicht stillsitzen! Das fordert Barbara Händel von ihren Versuchspersonen. Denn sie erforscht den Einfluss von Bewegung auf die Wahrnehmung. (Foto: Gunnar Bartsch)

    Neuroscientist Barbara Händel investigates the connection of rhythmic movement and perception. Her work is funded by the European Research Council with a EUR 1.5 million Starting Grant.

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