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Everyone is talking about global warming. A team of palaeontologists at GeoZentrum Nordbayern at FAU has recently investigated how prehistoric organisms reacted to climate change, basing their research on belemnites. These shrunk significantly when the water temperature rose as a result of volcanic activity approximately 183 million years ago, during the period known as the Toarcian. The FAU research team published their results in the online publication Royal Society Open Science.

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The fact that more needs to be done to counter the gender gap in science and to increase diversity in traditionally male-dominated fields is undisputed. However, measures such as prizes exclusively for female researchers are often only regarded as symbolic. The team of researchers working in the collaborative research centre CRC/TRR 154 decided to take a different approach – with promising results.

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FAU publishes three magazines – ‘friedrich’ is our magazine all about research, ‘alexander’ is the University magazine and ‘frisch!’ is aimed at new students. Copies of each magazine are available at various locations around the University. You can also read several articles online. Or you can even request ‘friedrich’ or ‘alexander’ to be delivered to your home address or to your workplace.

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Magnets are usually produced using rare earths and conventional manufacturing methods. A team of researchers at FAU has worked together with other researchers from the Graz University of Technology, the University of Vienna and the research institution Joanneum Research to produce specially designed magnets using a 3D printer.

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Can phagocytes act like a Trojan horse, transporting tumour cells within themselves and thereby causing metastases in cancer patients? PD Dr. Heiko Bruns at Universitätsklinikum Erlangen, FAU, has been accepted to the funding programme ‘Experiment! In search of bold research ideas’ on the basis of this unusual question.

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Dr. Helen Kaufmann's research interests include late Latin poetry, intertextuality, poetic genres, local identities and reception. In 2020, Dr. Kaufmann will further her research on Latin poetry of late antiquity at the Chair of Classical Philology (Latin) at FAU. Her stay is supported by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

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How can fossils predict the consequences of climate change? A German research team from FAU, the Museum of Natural History Berlin and the Alfred Wegener Institute compared data from fossil and marine organisms living today to predict which groups of animals are most at risk from climate change.

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Examinations at FAU are taking place as normal. If you are unable to attend an examination on Monday 10 February 2020 due to the storm, please inform your point of contact at the Examinations Office immediately. In this instance, the extraordinary circumstances mean that you will be deemed to have withdrawn from the examination and it will not be counted as a failed attempt. The above rule does not apply to State Examinations (!). In this case, the decision has to be taken by the Ministry.

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Wouldn’t it be handy if you were able to record your baby’s heartbeat or even take an ultrasound scan just using a smartphone app at home, without having to make an appointment to visit your obstetrician, with all the additional waiting time that entails? FAU and Universitätsklinikum Erlangen (UKER) are investigating what would be needed in order to offer a service like this. The Federal Ministry of Health is providing funding of approximately 3.2 million euros for this purpose.