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

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 ...

Oncology & Cancer

Novel organoid models illuminate the path to cervical cancers

Organoids are increasingly being used in biomedical research. These are organ-like structures created in the laboratory that are only a few millimeters in size. Organoids can be used to study life processes and the effect ...

Medical research

A small T cell switch with a big impact

T cells play a key role in the human immune system. They are capable of distinguishing diseased or foreign tissue from the body's own, healthy tissue with great accuracy; they are capable of triggering the actions necessary ...

Medical research

Complex organ models grown in the lab

Scientists at the University of Würzburg have successfully produced human tissues from stem cells. They have a complexity similar to that of normal tissue and are far superior to previous structures.

Health

Avatars against obesity

New therapies against excessive weight: A collaborative project led by the University of Würzburg develops virtual reality methods to positively affect the body perception of obese patients.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Improving the well-being of heart-failure patients

Many patients with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) are anxious of the shock delivered by the device to stop life-threatening ventricular arrhythmia or fibrillation. First, the electric shock in the chest can ...

Neuroscience

Longer siesta on bright days

Increasing sunlight intensity extends the sleep duration and results in a longer midday siesta which delays the resumption of activity to the evening. What sounds like an analysis of the effects of the unusually hot summer ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Viruses under the microscope

Human herpesviruses such as HHV-6 can remain dormant in cells for many years without being noticed. When reactivated, they can cause serious clinical conditions. Researchers from Würzburg have now found a way of differentiating ...

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