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    Synaptic disorder

    10/30/2017
    Elektronenmikroskopische Aufnahmen synaptischer Vesikel. (Bild: Peter Heimann)

    A Würzburg research team describes a hitherto unknown pathogenic mechanism of motor neuron disorders. This should lead to a rethinking in drug development.

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    Rezeptoren und G-Proteine wandern über die Zelloberfläche

    Using a revolutionary live-cell microscopy technique, an international team of scientist has observed for the first time individual receptors for hormones and widely used drugs at work in intact cells.

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    Zellen unter dem Mikroskop

    Myc proteins play an important role when cells become cancerous. Researchers from the University of Würzburg have studied just how they do this. They might thus open up ways to develop new therapies.

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    Quinoa-Blatt mit typischen Salzblasen

    The quinoa plant might serve as a model for making other crops salt-tolerant. It grows well on saline soils because the excess salt is simply dumped into special bladders on its leaves.

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    Flaggen vor der Uni Würzburg (Foto: Daniel Peter)

    A great success for the University of Würzburg in the first round of the Excellence Strategy: expert committee approves three draft proposals for Excellence Clusters in the fields of physics, chemistry and medicine.

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    Rugbyspieler im Wettkampf. (Foto: Fanny Schertzer / Wikimedia Commons, CC BY 3.0)

    How do pedestrians behave in a large crowd? How do they avoid collisions? How can their paths be modelled? A new approach developed by mathematicians from Würzburg and Nice provides answers to these questions.

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    Dr. Elmar Wolf

    One specific gene is overexpressed in many human tumours. This particular gene is the centre of Elmar Wolf’s research activities. The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded him a "Starting Grant" worth €1.5 million for this purpose.

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    Menschen, die unter Höhenangst leiden, erleben diese Angst auch in einer virtuellen Realität – obwohl ihnen klar ist, dass sie sich eigentlich nicht in einer gefährlichen Situation befinden. (Foto: VTPlus)

    It is possible to unlearn fears. And this works even better when a specific region of the brain has previously been stimulated magnetically. This has been shown by researchers from the Würzburg University Hospital in a new study.

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    Das Hauptgebäude der Uni Würzburg. (Foto: Daniel Peter)

    The prestigious Shanghai Ranking has placed the University of Würzburg among the world’s top 200 universities – as one of four Bavarian and 15 German universities.

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    Fanconi anemia is a rare genetic disease characterized by high cancer risk. Researchers of the University of Würzburg now have revealed a new Fanconi anemia gene that is involved in complex DNA repair processes and may also play a relevant role in cancer prevention.

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    3D-Modell des Proventrikulus, eines speziellen Organs der Tsetsefliege: Die Verteilung der Trypanosomen ist anhand der fluoreszierenden Zellkerne in Gelb visualisiert. (Bild: Lehrstuhl Zoologie I/eLife)

    Such detailed images of the pathogen that causes sleeping sickness inside a host are unique so far: They illustrate the manifold ways in which the parasites move inside a tsetse fly.

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