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Roughly 200 participants from business and industry met during the first ‘Global Market Leaders Innovation Day’ run by WirtschaftsWoche and FAU to discuss innovations in the area of energy and climate. FAU President Prof. Dr. Joachim Hornegger presented FAU’s strengths in innovation.

Category: Research

Are office jobs therefore particularly under threat from technological change? A recent study by the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB) and FAU takes a detailed look at changes in office jobs since the 1980s and comes to the conclusion that employees are well prepared for technical change thanks to their training in these occupations.

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Speaking and understanding language is one of the most complex abilities of the human brain. Researchers have been trying to better understand these processes by observing what changes take place in the brain when people speak, read or hear language. A team of researchers at FAU has now taken an important step: They measured the brain activity of participants whilst they were listening to an audio book.

Category: Research

Binary stars are well known to astrophysicists. One stellar double-act in particular has drawn their attention, as part of the X-ray radiation that binary star systems usually emit is missing, and the x-rays it did emit seemed to have strange properties. A research team led by FAU observed a binary star system using X-ray satellites to find some answers.

Category: News, Research

Organisms often react to extreme environmental conditions with defence mechanisms which allow them to survive. In a work recently published in the journal Aging Cell, a team of researchers from FAU, the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (MPI-CBG) in Dresden and the TU Dresden together with the Max Planck Centre for Physics and Medicine (MPZPM) in Erlangen discovered that alcohol can double the lifespan of nematode larvae.

Category: Research

When the immune system attacks intestinal microbiota, this leads to chronic intestinal inflammation and considerable pain and discomfort. A team of researchers have investigated a new treatment approach.