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  • Glacial retreat in the European Alps17. July 2020
    The ice masses in the Alps are dwindling: models suggest a potential loss of most glacial areas by the end of this century. Until now, however, no-one has drawn up a comprehensive picture of the changes occurring in the Alps. A team of researchers at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) has now...
  • Supernovas shed light onto dark matter17. July 2020
    Explosions from stars, so-called supernovas, can shed some light onto the research into dark matter. This has been shown by a study carried out by a team of German and Slovenian researchers at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg and the University of Nova Gorica. The researchers’ findings have been published in the journal...
  • Why the immune system sometimes turns against the body15. July 2020
    How does the immune system manage to fight invasive pathogens without damaging the body? And why does it sometimes turn against the body after all? A team from the Chair of Genetics at FAU has been exploring these questions together with the university hospitals in Erlangen and Regensburg. Certain viral...
  • What fat residues can tell us about past eating habits9. July 2020
    Researchers from FAU, the University of Bristol and the University of Nottingham (UK) have developed a new procedure which allows fat residues to be analysed better than ever before in vessels that are thousands of years old. Mass spectrometry imaging can be used to determine the distribution and concentration of...
  • Impressive view of the sky23. June 2020
    After 182 days, the x-ray telescope eROSITA on board the Spectrum-X-Gamma space probe has completed its first complete survey of the sky. This new map of the hot, energetic universe includes more than one million objects, effectively doubling the number of known x-ray sources discovered in the 60 year history...