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The extent to which smear infections are responsible for the spread of the coronavirus has not yet been sufficiently scientifically clarified. The research group of Prof. Dr. Karl Mandel, Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy, FAU, is investigating how infectio...

Disease-causing microbes as well as cancer cells gang together to form larger structures – and only then become dangerous to humans. Scientists at FAU, at Max-Planck-Zentrum für Physik und Medizin in Erlangen and Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems in Dresden have now presented a...

Whenever an organism develops and forms organs, a tumour creates metastases or the immune system becomes active in inflammation, cells migrate within the body. As they do, they interact with surrounding tissues which influence their function. The migrating cells react to biochemical signals, as well...

Astronomers have detected a remarkable new feature in the first all-sky survey map produced by the eROSITA X-ray telescope on SRG: a huge circular structure of hot gas below the plane of the Milky Way occupying most of the southern sky. A similar structure in the Northern sky, the “North polar spur”...