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    Wie ein Raumschiff landet das komplexe Zuckermolekül (bunt) passgenau auf dem Tumorprotein Galectin-1, das hier wie ein Meteorit aussieht und in schwarz-weiß dargestellt ist. (Bild: AK Seibel, VCH-Wiley)

    Scientists from Würzburg have synthesized a complex sugar molecule which specifically binds to the tumor protein Galectin-1. This could help to recognize tumors at an early stage and to combat them in a targeted manner.

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    Das larvale Drosophila Chordotonalorgan, aufgenommen mit dem Rasterelektronenmikroskop. In dieser sensorischen Funktionseinheit wird die Verarbeitung von mechanischen Reizen durch den Latrophilin-Rezeptor moduliert. Maßstab: 10 µm. (Foto: Scholz et al.,

    About two years ago, scientists from Würzburg discovered that a certain class of receptors is capable of perceiving mechanical stimuli. Now they have begun to unravel the molecular mechanisms behind the discovery.

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    Masterstudierende der Universität Würzburg bei der Geländemessung auf Weizenfeldern des neuen JECAM-Standorts DEMMIN. (Foto: Thorsten Dahms)

    Important crop information can be gleaned from satellite data. A new project funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs is expected to provide further progress in this field.

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    So lässt sich im Mausmodell für die Kinderdemenz die Degeneration der Netzhaut bremsen: Links die Ganglienzellschicht einer gesunden Netzhaut, in der Mitte eine erkrankte. Rechts eine erkrankte Netzhaut unter Behandlung mit dem Medikament Teriflunomide

    Although dementia is most often seen in adults, childhood or adolescent dementia does occur. A team of researchers from the University of Würzburg believes that established therapeutic drugs might be effective against childhood dementia.

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    Molecular Lego

    07/20/2017
    Vier Reagenzgläser, die unterschiedlich gefärbte Flüssigkeiten enthalten.

    They can change colour, vary their spin or go from solid to liquid state: Certain polymers have fascinating properties. Researchers from the University of Würzburg have studied just how they do this.

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    Schematische Darstellung zur Funktionsweise des Enzyms RFWD3. (Abbildung modifiziert nach Inano et al.)

    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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    Verteilung von Endothelzellen und neuronalen Zellen im Gehirn der erwachsenen Maus. (Foto: AG Gessler)

    The blood-brain barrier is a unique mechanism to shield the brain. Scientists from the University of Würzburg have now uncovered details of how it evolves. This finding offers new chances for modification and regulation.

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    Die unterschiedliche räumliche Anordnung der Atome im Eisen- und im Nickelgitter ist für das unterschiedliche physikalische Verhalten unter extremen Bedingungen verantwortlich. Das bunte Bild zeigt die elektronische Dispersion von Nickel in der Region,

    Physicists from the University of Würzburg have discovered surprising properties of nickel. They could help unravel some mysteries about Earth's magnetic field.

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    Kristallstruktur der humanen RecQ4 Helikase

    Scientists from the University of Würzburg solved the structure of the human protein RecQ4. This could help towards the development of new therapeutic strategies against certain tumors.

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    Kathrin Krause-Harder bei einem Tempelbesuch in China. (Foto: privat)

    Kathrin Krause-Harder studied political science at the University of Würzburg. She worked as an office manager in the Southeast Asia studio of public-service television broadcaster ZDF. Today she lives in Singapore and works as a freelance business coach.

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    Ansicht des Bismuten-Films in Rastertunnel-Mikroskopie. Man erkennt die Wabenstruktur des Materials (blau), analog zum Graphen. Am Rand des isolierenden Films (hier rechts) bildet sich ein leitfähiger Randkanal (weiß) aus. (Abbildung: Felix Reis)

    It's ultra-thin, electrically conducting at the edge and highly insulating within – and all that at room temperature: Physicists from the University of Würzburg have developed a promising new material.

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    Drei Mauerbienenarten haben die Wissenschaftler untersucht (v.l.): Die Gehörnte Mauerbiene (Osmia cornuta), die Rote Mauerbiene (Osmia bicornis) und die Schöterich Mauerbiene (Osmia brevicornis). (Fotos: Mariela Schenk)

    Global warming changes the flowering times of plants and the moment when bees hatch – sometimes with severe consequences for the bees. This was shown by a new study conducted by ecologists from the University of Würzburg.

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    Mutter, die mit ihrem Kind schimpft

    To goal of punishment usually is to stop undesirable behaviour. But in fact punishment may also have a facilitative to motivating effect as researchers at the Institute of Psychology of the University of Würzburg have found.

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