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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Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Estimation of R0 for the spread of SARS-CoV-2, a difficult key factor

In 2020, at the beginning of the pandemic, the whole of Germany was fascinated by the so-called R-value, which was published daily in the media. If it was above 1, it was clear that the pandemic would continue to spread. ...

Immunology

New players in the immune response identified

The human body contains 600 to 800 lymph nodes, which are specialized organs that trigger immune responses. To be informed about infections in the body, lymph nodes are connected to the individual organs via lymph vessels. ...

Medications

New target structure against coronavirus

Fluoxetine, a common antidepressant, inhibits the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in cell cultures and in preparations from human lung tissue. This was demonstrated by researchers at Julius-Maximilians-Universität (JMU) Würzburg ...

Medical research

Lung cancer: When radiotherapy fails

Lung cancer is the most common cancer in the world, with 2.2 million new cases and around 1.8 million deaths in 2020 alone. Although knowledge about the disease has improved considerably, and new therapeutic strategies can ...

Medical research

Investigating mRNA-based antibiotics

In the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, mRNA-based vaccines have impressively demonstrated their potential. Using this technology, scientists were able to rapidly develop and bring to market vaccines against SARS-CoV-2 ...

Oncology & Cancer

Patient-derived and mouse endo-ectocervical organoid generation

A few stem cells, various growth factors, four to six weeks of time—and, of course, a great deal of expertise—are needed to create a scaled-down but nevertheless lifelike and functional replica of a cervix in the laboratory.

Neuroscience

Intelligence is all about connectivity

You are just enjoying a nap on the sofa when your son suddenly turns up and asks you to help him with his math homework. This change from resting state to working mode is quite challenging for the brain. Based on the type ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Could a virtual companion soothe social anxiety?

A lot of people feel less anxious in a frightening situation if they don't have to face it alone. But what if these people suffer from social anxiety—a disorder characterized by fears of embarrassing themselves in social ...

Immunology

Chronic attack on the aging nervous system

Aging is the biggest risk factor for perturbation of the nervous system, even in the absence of distinct disease or trauma. For yet unknown reasons, the impulse conducting, myelinated projections and synaptic connections ...

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