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Thermal water that contains radon has been used for over 100 years to treat chronic degenerative, inflammatory and musculoskeletal conditions. The molecular mechanisms behind these effects are largely unexplored. The effects of a series of radon baths in patients with musculoskeletal conditions is now therefore being investigated in a new study.

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Coralline red algae have existed for 130 million years. At least this was the established view of palaeontologists all over the world until now. However, this classification will now have to be revised after fossils discovered by researchers at FAU prove that coralline red algae existed as far back as 430 million years ago.

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If you compare historical photos of glaciers with those taken more recently, you can see that where there was formerly ice there is now very often nothing but rock. Geographers, however, are less interested in the area covered by a glacier, and more interested in its mass. Researchers from FAU have now investigated all glacial areas in South America in more detail than ever before.

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Transistors are needed wherever current flows, and they are an indispensable component of virtually all electronic switches. Researchers at FAU have developed a simple yet accurate method for finding defects in the latest generation of silicon carbide transistors.

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The smallest building blocks within the power stations of organisms which get their energy directly from the sun are basically miniature reactors surrounded by collectors which capture photons and forward them to the centre. The close correlation between structure and interaction of the components boosts productivity, a strategy which an international team of researchers is using for increasing the efficiency of solar technology.

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FAU and the other higher education institutions in Nuremberg will celebrate the University Ball at Meistersingerhalle in Nuremberg on Saturday 2 February 2019.

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The number of people suffering from dementia is increasing from year to year. In order to improve the care available to them, the 'Bavarian Digital Dementia Register (DigiDEM)' is to be launched at FAU in January 2019. The German state government is funding the project with 2.2 million euros.