University of Würzburg

The Julius Maximilian University of Würzburg (also referred to as the University of Würzburg, in German Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg) is a public research university in Würzburg, Germany. 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 foundation and was closed in 1415, until it was permanently reopened in 1582 under 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

How herpesviruses awaken

Eight different herpesviruses are known to date in humans. They all settle permanently in the body after acute infection. Under certain circumstances, they wake up from this dormant phase, multiply and attack other cells. ...

Immunology

How sugar promotes inflammation

People who consume sugar and other carbohydrates in excess over a long period of time have an increased risk of developing an autoimmune disease. In affected patients, the immune system attacks the body's own tissue and the ...

Medical research

Cancer: When viruses and bacteria cooperate

Patients who develop cervical cancer are often infected not only with the human papillomavirus (HPV) but also simultaneously with the bacterial pathogen Chlamydia trachomatis. The suspicion is, therefore, that the two pathogens ...

Cardiology

Molecular mechanism of cerebral venous thrombosis discovered

Cerebral venous thrombosis is a rare, often severe disease that has been brought to public attention by the COVID 19 pandemic. A research group from Würzburg has now succeeded for the first time in deciphering a molecular ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Finding creativity through movement

Movement helps us to think creatively. This insight is over 2000 years old—and already known to the philosophers in ancient Greece.

Immunology

Turning immune cells into killers

When pathogens invade the human body, a rapid response is required. At the forefront of the immune response are special immune cells. They reside in various tissues such as the lungs, liver, skin and intestines, where they ...

Oncology & Cancer

Anti-tumor agent from the intestine

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Psychology & Psychiatry

The science behind impulse buying

You have probably often said to yourself: "This time, I will only buy what I need!" But then you still ended up coming home with things that were not on your shopping list.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New approach against COVID-19

If Professor Thomas Rudel and the biopharmaceutical company Aeterna Zentaris GmbH have their way, there could possibly be significant enhancement in the fight against the global Corona pandemic in the future: a vaccination ...

Neuroscience

New signaling pathway in neurons

Neurodegenerative diseases, such as various forms of senile dementia or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), have one thing in common: large amounts of certain RNA-protein complexes (snRNPs) are produced and deposited in ...

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