Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg

The Julius Maximilian University of Würzburg[2] (also referred to as the University of Würzburg, in German Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg) is a public research university in Würzburg, Germany.[2] The University of Wurzburg is one of the oldest institutions of higher learning in Germany, having been founded in 1402. The University initially had a brief run and was closed in 1415. It was reopened in 1582 on the initiative of Julius Echter von Mespelbrunn. Today, the University is named for Julius Echter von Mespelbrunn and Maximilian Joseph.


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Psychology & Psychiatry

New research shows how empathy can be socially transmitted

Prof. Dr. Grit Hein's latest assessments of empathic abilities once again challenge the old adage, "You can't teach an old dog new tricks." It seems that not only children but also adults can adopt empathic responses from ...

Oncology & Cancer

MYC proteins: A potential target for new anti-cancer agents

MYC proteins play an important role in many types of cancer. A research team at the University of Würzburg has now succeeded in indirectly influencing these proteins—with clear consequences for the tumor.


Resident T cells discovered in lymph nodes

The immune system is fast when it comes to fighting viruses, bacteria and other pathogens. But it also has to know when not to attack—for example, harmless substances such as pollen or house dust, which otherwise trigger ...

Medical research

How internal clocks control fat metabolism

In the fruit fly Drosophila, circadian clocks also control fat metabolism. This is shown in a new study by a research team at the University of Würzburg. The findings could also be relevant for humans.

Medical research

Study shows women and men react differently to strain and stress

How did the pandemic and the measures taken to get it under control affect the quality of life and mental health of men and women? This question was investigated by a team from the University Hospital Würzburg. The findings ...

Radiology & Imaging

Physicists and doctors develop new radiation-free imaging technique

Imaging techniques such as computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, positron emission tomography and ultrasound have become indispensable in the medical world. Each method not only opens unique insights into people's ...

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