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A flood wave advances on a mountain village. Water is becoming scarce in a nearby town. What sounds like a disaster movie is reality in the Tropical Andes. And all because the glaciers are shrinking. Dr. Thorsten Seehaus, FAU's Institute of Geography, is investigating how glaciers have developed ove...

In contrast to conventional mirrors, light can be reflected on surfaces known as meta surfaces without changing its polarization. This has now been proven by physicists at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) and the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light (MPL). This enable...

Diseases are usually restricted to a certain organ or tissue in the human body. However, medications are typically not only administered to the site of disease but to the entire body. This can damage healthy tissue and cause unwanted side effects. To overcome this problem photopharmacology aims to d...

Immunoglobulin G antibodies (IgB) play an important role as drivers of inflammation in infectious diseases and autoimmune diseases. However, if the same immunoglobulin antibodies from the blood plasma of healthy donors are cleansed and injected into a patient’s bloodstream, they exhibit anti-inflamm...