Friedrich–Alexander University Erlangen–Nurnberg

Friedrich–Alexander University Erlangen–Nürnberg (German: Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, FAU) is a public research university in the cities of Erlangen and Nuremberg in Bavaria, Germany. The name Friedrich–Alexander comes from the university's first founder Friedrich, Margrave of Brandenburg-Bayreuth, and its benefactor Alexander, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach.


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Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Study finds the quality of most dementia apps is insufficient

Memory training, exercises to improve brain fitness, early detection tests for dementia or tools to help caregivers organize their daily schedule: The range of apps for people with dementia and their care-giving relatives ...


Testing their strength: CAR T-cells combat muscle inflammation

Universitätsklinikum Erlangen is the first in the world to use CAR T-cells to successfully treat a patient suffering from a severe case of muscle inflammation (myositis). The disease is triggered by a malfunction in the ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Exploring the positive aspects of caring for relatives at home

Fatigue, stress, scarcely any free time or feeling unappreciated: Those caring at home for relatives suffering from conditions such as dementia often feel overwhelmed or under great mental strain. For the first time in Germany, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How macrophages use metabolic product to combat Q fever pathogen

Q fever can lead to pneumonia, and can attack several organs at once if it becomes chronic. Treatment with antibiotics is lengthy and only has limited success. But which factors in our immune system protect against chronic ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID: On the lookout for new antibodies

A team of researchers at FAU and Universitätsklinikum Erlangen has gained new insights into the maturation of SARS-CoV-specific antibodies after multiple vaccinations with the Comirnaty mRNA vaccine. They have now published ...

Medical research

Potential new treatments for Huntington's disease

Huntington's disease is caused by repeated toxic changes in the protein huntingtin. An interdisciplinary team from the Department of Molecular Neurology and the Department of Stem Cell Biology at Universitätsklinikum Erlangen ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Using neural networks to recognize arthritis in an MRI scan

Arthritis is a widespread condition affecting hundreds of thousands of people that leads to inflammation of the joints. It has many different causes, and if physicians are to treat the disease properly, it is important that ...


Gaining insights into spastic paraplegia

Rare diseases, as the name indicates, only affect a small part of the population. However, for those affected they are particularly challenging, often especially because research into such rare diseases tends to be less of ...

Medical research

ALS: Early disease mechanisms discovered

Currently, there is no cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Things could soon change, however. Researchers at FAU and the University of California San Diego (UCSD) have identified a protein that already displays ...

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