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New study: Climate-related species extinction possibly mitigated by newly discovered effect

Changes in climate that occur over short periods of time influence biodiversity. For a…

Fewer power grid losses due to intelligent control

A project at Landshut University of Applied Sciences is developing a control system for…

New Study on Fiscal Citizenship

What are citizens' attitudes towards the state? How does this influence their willingness…

Green glowing gecko under UV-light – discovery of a new mechanism for fluorescence in a terrestrial vertebrate

Researchers at the Bavarian State Collection of Zoology (SNSB-ZSM), the LMU and Hochschule…

Astrocytes influence behaviour

Scientists at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) and their colleagues…

Accompanying deaf people on their final journey

Together with Achdorf Hospital, Landshut University of Applied Sciences wants to improve…

App for clock drawing test will help to detect dementia in future

The clock drawing test has been used for several decades as a simple and effective means…

Supercapacitors challenge batteries: graphene hybrid material reaches power density of batteries

A team working with Roland Fischer, Professor of Inorganic and Metal-Organic Chemistry at…

At the top of the "Nature Index Germany": Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Bayreuth

In the recently published "Nature Index Germany 2020", the University of Bayreuth achieved…

Artificial intelligence improves accuracy: Self-learning algorithms analyze medical imaging data

Imaging techniques enable a detailed look inside an organism. But interpreting the data is…

Sixfold increase in risk: study shows link between HIV infection and cervical cancer

A research team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has quantified the effects of…

Corona: How the virus interacts with cells

Scientists from Würzburg and the US have charted the first global atlas of direct…

Bayreuth research team: High pressure causes hydrogen variants to collapse

Hydrogen exists as a gaseous compound of two hydrogen atoms (H2). Under normal laboratory…

Global Talent Mentoring Announces New Partnership with AMPT

International talent development network joins forces with post-pandemic taskforce. …

Pair of galaxy clusters in a wide, warm web of gas

More than half of the matter in our Universe has so far eluded our view. Astrophysicists…

Bayreuth study: the most consumed species of mussels contain microplastics all around the world

"If you eat mussels, you eat microplastics." This was already known to a limited extent…

Information transport via pseudospin-magnons in antiferromagnets

A team of researchers from the Technical University of Munich (TUM), the Bavarian Academy…

New assay concept for vaccine development

All over the world, research into the development of a vaccine against the SARS-CoV2 virus…

Climate Impacts of Food Production

The environmental damage arising from the production of foods is not currently reflected…

Extending our understanding of how antimalarial artemisinin drugs affect inhibitory neurotransmission

Artemisinins are pharmaceutical compounds used against the pathogen that causes malaria.…

DFG funding for the next generation of voice diagnostics at FAU

Researchers at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) have received a…

International research project investigates photosensitive carbon nanoparticles

An international team of researchers, including researchers from…

Bioactive glass as a new approach in the treatment of bone cancer

A team of researchers at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) led by…

The video referee in the spotlight: Fans are not amused about decisions made by video assistants

Since the 2019/20 season, controversial referee calls in the English Premier League may be…

“The machine as extension of the body”

Combining neuroscience and robotic research has gained impressive results in the…

The secret behind male ornaments

In many species all over the animal kingdom, males have eye-catching characteristics.…

For what reasons—and in what ways—do we divulge our data? Bidt funds pioneering interdisciplinary project

To what extent does our cultural background and the legal environment affect how willing…

The Pressure Sensor of the Venus Flytrap

The display of a smartphone reacts to finger pressure. The carnivorous Venus flytrap, on…

Record resolution in X-ray microscopy

Researchers at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), the Paul Scherrer…

University of Bayreuth Study: Natural environmental conditions facilitate the uptake of microplastics into living cells

The environment is polluted by microplastics worldwide. The tiny particles enter food…

High-precision measurements of the strong interaction between stable and unstable particles

The positively charged protons in atomic nuclei should actually repel each other, and yet…

ERC Consolidator Grant for Christina Felfe

Christina Felfe, Professor of Economics in Würzburg, has raised two million euros for her…

University of Bamberg Welcomes its First Double ERC Recipient

Historian Peter Riedlberger secures an ERC Consolidator Grant of 2 Million Euros.

Large number of extinct bird species leads to misinterpretation of evolutionary dynamics

In the course of evolution, birds have adapted to the unique conditions of remote oceanic…

Three new Collaborative Research Centres at FAU

The German Research Foundation (DFG) has approved three new Collaborative Research…

Erlangen researchers investigate the effects Sars-CoV-2 has on digestive system

More than 55 million people across the globe have contracted Covid-19, and 1.3 million…

What the nose knows – early synthesis of olfactory perception

Scientists have proven for the first time experimentally by means of high-resolution…

WHO guidelines on physical activity: Prof. Renate Oberhoffer-Fritz calls for more exercise

Prof. Dr. med. Renate Oberhoffer-Fritz, Dean of the Department of Sport and Health…

Alcohol at 16 harms young people from socially disadvantaged families

In German-speaking countries, teenagers are allowed to drink alcohol from the age of 16.…

Bayreuth microbiologists discover key protein for controlling cell shape in magnetic bacteria

The living cells of all organisms contain a cytoskeleton that stabilises their internal…

Cell Membranes in Super Resolution

For the first time ever, expansion microscopy allows the imaging of even the finest…

Precious metal-free silicone curing: Sustainable processes could replace valuable metals in silicone crosslinking

Silicones are tried and tested in the private and professional domains. In many…

Highlights of battery research

The ProZell Competence Cluster presents the key results of the first funding phase of…

On the trail of the genetic code - Overlapping gene found in SARS-CoV-2

Viruses are infectious organic structures that spread by transmission and can only…

BMBF project CAROLL: algorithms trained in rhetoric to combat hatred on the Web

Algorithms that Aristotle would have liked: a team at the University of Passau is…

Start-up-friendly Uni Bayreuth awarded HOCHSPRUNG Award in Bavaria-wide competition

The University of Bayreuth is a good place for start-ups: It has a large number of…

Sun model completely confirmed for the first time: Borexino detector succeeds in measuring the sun's CNO fusion cycle

The Borexino experiment research team has succeeded in detecting neutrinos from the sun's…

Results of aerosol study with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

Scientists from the University Hospitals of Munich and Erlangen investigate aerosol…

Research: Production of large-area meshed metal wire for use in the space industry

"It would be a huge success if metallic knitted fabrics which are developed and produced…

With remains of crustaceans against bacteria and viruses

An exciting research project with current relevance and a wide range of possible…

Research against marten damage

With an innovative research project, Hof University of Applied Sciences has declared war…

Speed control on the DNA

The protein complex TFIIH is responsible for essential cellular functions such as reading…

A single molecular switch reveals atomic-scale light dynamics

Researchers at the the University of Regensburg and the MPSD in Hamburg have developed a…

BMBF project LegEmerge: Legislative Authority in a State of Health Emergency

In order to combat the Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 the legislator is also among those faced…

Exercise physiologist from Bayreuth develops guidelines for sport with diabetes type 1

An international research team led by Prof. Dr. Othmar Moser, Professor of Exercise…

Kulturpreis Bayern for Bayreuth engineer Dr.-Ing. Thomas Ritter

Dr.-Ing. Thomas Ritter receives Bayernwerk AG’s Kulturpreis Bayern for his dissertation at…

Climate-adapted plant breeding: Improvement of crops with seeds from gene banks

Securing plant production is a global task. Using a combination of new molecular and…

A damage foreseen is a danger avoided

New complex for damage detection in DNA identified

 

Our body can repair damage to our…

Detecting signs of disease even earlier with MRI

The use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in modern medicine allows accurate imaging of…

Plants communicate at a molecular level

Working together with researchers from the University of Tübingen, the University of…

Bayreuth biochemist receives substantial EU funding for the construction of synthetic motor proteins

Prof. Dr. Birte Höcker, biochemist at the University of Bayreuth, has been awarded an ERC…

Eleven million euros from the ERC

Three experts for super-resolution microscopy jointly want to obtain better images of…

Bacteria under stress

In stress situations, bacteria use special ion channels for defense. Understanding how…

The language of whales

How do killer whales communicate? A team of researchers at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität…

The cement for coral reefs

Coral reefs are hotspots of biodiversity. As they can withstand heavy storms, they offer…

FAU team develops cost-efficient and high-resolution multi-spectral camera

Intelligent cameras are the next milestone in image and video processing A team of…

How the immune system remembers viruses: memory T cells are formed earlier than previously thought

For a person to acquire immunity to a disease, T cells must develop into memory cells…

A neighborhood assistance app for city dwellers

People in rural regions generally have strong community ties. Neighbors know and support…

Solar cells of the future

Organic solar cells are cheaper to produce and more flexible than their counterparts made…

New method for detecting changes in ecosystems

Earth and all the living organisms on it are constantly changing. But is there any way we…

Smart bottle brushes: Neutrons make structural changes in molecular brushes visible

They look like microscopic bottle brushes: Polymers with a backbone and tufts of side…

A New RNA Catalyst From the Lab

On the track of evolution: a catalytically active RNA molecule that specifically attaches…

A molecular break for root growth

The dynamic change in root growth of plants plays an important role in their adjustment to…

The puzzle of tree species diversity

In a new review article in the journal Trends in Ecology and Evolution, researchers from…

Passau team pressing ahead with IT security research into chip fingerprints

The analogue world could make the Internet of Things more secure. In two DFG projects,…

It’s all about the right balance

Collaborative work of research groups at the University of Würzburg and the TU Dresden has…

Climate protection: Bayreuth chemists develop new material for the separation of CO₂ from industrial waste gases

Chemists at the University of Bayreuth have developed a material that could well make an…

Plants communicate at a molecular level

Working together with researchers from the University of Tübingen, the University of…

eGovernment MONITOR: use of e-government in the German speaking region continues to increase

The use of e-government in the German speaking region continues to increase. In Germany,…

Excellent international reputation: University of Bayreuth among the "Top 20" in the new Humboldt Ranking

The University of Bayreuth has an excellent reputation among researchers abroad. In the…

Puzzle solved after 16 years

A research group from Würzburg has now been able to clarify the long-standing question of…

Fighting corona with machine learning

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) is starting five new research projects that focus…

Small RNA as a Central Player in Infections

The most important pathogenicity factors of the gastric pathogen Helicobacter pylori are…

An alternative to animal experiments

Researchers of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have cultured so-called intestinal…

FAU Open Research Challenge: Seeking intelligent source code for paleontology and a gaming idea for art history

With its third FAU Open Research Challenge, the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität…

Workplace monitoring nullifies performance incentives

Many companies today use inexpensive and easy-to-install technology to monitor their…

Are there hydroelectric power plants that are fish-friendly?

Modern hydroelectric power plants do not always protect fish better than conventional…

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