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Is it possible to influence the progression of an aggressive form of leukaemia and improve chances of recovery by adopting a special diet? Research conducted by the team of researchers led by Prof. Dr. Robert Slany at the Chair of Genetics at FAU and published in the journal ‘BloodAdvances’ suggest that this may be the case.

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Pupils in their final year of grammar school in Bavaria proudly left school for the last time on 17 July, with their well-earned Abitur certificate under their belt. Congratulations from us as well! We are especially keen to help all those who don’t yet know or are not yet sure what to do next. Especially during these challenging times.

Category: Research

Human geneticists at FAU have identified an enzyme deficiency as the trigger for generalised pustular psoriasis, a particularly severe form of psoriasis. The results of the study, which have been published in the American Journal of Human Genetics, could lead to new possibilities for treatment.

Category: Research

Researchers at the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy at Universitätsklinikum Erlangen have developed a new bouldering psychotherapy approach. Following on from the pilot study, the follow-up study has also shown that bouldering psychotherapy is considerably more effective than physical exercise alone and at least as effective as behavioural therapy.

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International students face a number of challenges: a new country, a new culture, a new language and then lots of paperwork and different authorities to cope with. With our new welcome packages available at a fee, FAU would like to support international students when they first arrive, letting them concentrate fully on settling in at FAU.

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FAU is a partner of the ‘Global Market Leaders Innovation Day’ initiative run by the German financial magazine WirtschaftsWoche, which is to be held in Erlangen on 8 September 2020. Renowned researchers and young talents from FAU will present their research and ideas on the main focal topic ‘energy and climate’.

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The international project ‘Age(ing) as future’ at the Institute of Psychogerontology at FAU initiated a study within the context of the coronavirus pandemic in April. It investigates personal experiences, attitudes, worries and behaviour with respect to Covid-19 in Germany and Hong Kong.

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Researchers from the German Centre for Immunotherapy (DZI) at Universitätsklinikum Erlangen have conducted tests to detect antibodies against the coronavirus, as diseases such as arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease or psoriasis are treated with medication that inhibits inflammation and modulates the immune response. A detailed corona antibody study has now been published in the scientific journal Nature Communications.

Category: Research

In conjunction with the Bundeskriminalamt (BKA) (Federal Criminal Police Office) and IT company Secunet, FAU will be working on a technological solution during the next two years that will allow car number plates to be read even on blurred images.

Category: Research

A research team led by Dr. med. Moritz Leppkes of FAU has discovered that in Covid-19 infections certain white blood cells, the neutrophilic granulocytes, are activated particularly aggressively, and then agglomerate and form nets known as neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) in the blood vessels of the lungs.