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Disease-causing microbes as well as cancer cells gang together to form larger structures - and only then become dangerous to humans. Scientists at the FAU, the Max-Planck-Zentrum für Physik und Medizin in Erlangen and the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems in Dresden have now presented a new mathematical model in the renowned journal Physical Review Letters that describes this process. And thus helps to find new approaches in the fight against infections and tumours.

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After over 70 years as Siemens’ landmark in Erlangen, the company has now officially handed over its historical administrative complex, also known as the ‘Himbeerpalast’, to its new owner, FAU. This means preparations for the refurbishment and renovation of the building for use by the University can now begin.

Category: Research

Autumn marks the beginning of the high season for rhinoviruses. They cause cold symptoms, which can be dangerous for children suffering from bronchial asthma. Scientists at Universitätsklinikum Erlangen (UKER) have been working as part of an international team to find a way of preventing this from happening.

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Scientists at FAU and their colleagues in Spain have discovered that astrocytes in the prefrontal cortex (PFC) play an important role in the brain in goal-directed behaviour when weighing up the advantages and disadvantages of a decision. They have recently published their findings in the journal Nature Neuroscience.

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To save energy during the holiday season, the University will be closed from 24 December until 6 January. University Administration services such as the Student Advice and Career Service (IBZ) and the Examinations Office will be closed during this period.