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Many older people suffer from isolation or loneliness. Several studies have proven that good social contacts and relationships make a decisive contribution to improving health, health behaviour and increased activity. In a new research project, FAU researchers will investigate how to promote social participation and thus also health and well-being in old age. The project is being funded with over 395,000 euros.

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Prof. Dr. Christian Bogdan und Prof. Dr. Klaus Überla are members of the Standing Committee on Vaccination at the Robert Koch Institute. In their position as members of the STIKO, the two researchers from Erlangen are involved in drawing up a Covid-19 vaccination strategy for Germany. It may even be finalised this year.

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How well did students cope with online teaching in the summer semester, both in terms of studying itself and also in terms of their overall mood? These are the questions a group of researchers at FAU hoped to answer. They have come to the conclusion that students coped well, attended more classes than originally planned on average, but increasingly suffered from stress.

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Babies are capable of moving extremely quickly. This is crucial to the development of the human nervous system. An international team of researchers involving FAU has now developed a method which can be used to quantitatively assess these movements at the level of the individual neurons. In future, this method could be used to detect disorders in the development of motor skills at an early stage.