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  • EU funds “NeutroCure” with 3 Mio. Euros23. January 2020
    A medicine is being developed at FAU which controls the concentration of oxygen radicals in immune cells, and could revolutionise treatment of inflammatory diseases or even cancer. The ‘NeutroCure’ project has received funding of approximately three million euros from the European Union as part of the Horizon 2020 programme. Reactive...
  • A molecular switch for stomach disease23. January 2020
    Infectious diseases triggered by bacteria and other microbes are the most frequent cause of human mortality across the globe. Roughly half of the world’s population carry the bacteria Helicobacter pylori (H. Pylori) in their stomach, known to be the most significant risk factor for ulcers, MALT lymphoma and adenocarcinoma in...
  • FAU Physicist contributes to Google’s quantum computer23. January 2020
    Universities and major IT companies have been investigating computers that store information in quantum states rather than as binary sequences for more than two decades. A research team at Google has now successfully used a quantum computer in a computing operation that would have taken thousands of years with the...
  • Visiting Scholarship – Deadline July 15th, 201923. January 2020
    With this innovative programme, the Faculty of Sciences is offering scholarships to support outstanding young female researchers from the Faculty with research stays abroad of a maximum of 4 months. Chairs at the Faculty can host international female researchers for a limited period of research if they have received this...
  • How potatoes could become sun worshippers23. January 2020
    If there’s one thing potato plants don’t like, it’s heat. If the temperature is too high, potato plants form significantly lower numbers of tubers or sometimes none at all. Biochemists at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) have now discovered the reason why. If the temperature rises, a so-called small RNA blocks the...