Non-toxic, lubricant-infused coatings deter mussels and prevent their attachment by disrupting their mechanosensory and adhesive systems.
FAU researchers and their colleagues at the University of Bayreuth investigated whether an artificial silk protein developed in the laboratory could be suitable for engineering cardiac tissue.
A group of researchers at FAU and Universitätsklinikum Erlangen is investigating how patient safety, patient awareness and patient well-being can be improved when patients start a course of treatment with new, orally administered anti-cancer agents.
Heated arguments and disputes - psychologists at FAU have demonstrated scientifically that men react differently to women and people in groups differently to individuals in competitive situations.
Physicists from FAU and Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY, Hamburg) have come up with a method that could significantly improve the quality of X-ray images in comparison to conventional methods.
To differentiate friend from foe and to combat attacks by pathogens the immune system needs numerous messenger substances. An international research association is currently investigating these messenger substances and the interactions between them at a molecular level.
An international research team headed by the rheumatologist Dr Andreas Ramming at FAU was able to identify an immune system cell type that can be used in a targeted attempt to control the inflammatory response of arthritis patients.
From now on, international alumni and students can network more closely and enhance the university´s worldwide appeal. For this reason, FAU´s Alumni-Management will initiate international alumni groups and establish FAU Scouts.
In the middle of the large Chilean Atacama desert, a team of Polish astronomers are patiently monitoring millions of celestial bodies night after night with the help of a modern robotic telescope.
Physicists in Kaiserslautern and Erlangen have for the first time observed the fundamental steps of diffusion by individual atoms in a gas and have provided a theoretical description of this mechanism.