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On 21 June 2019, a Proton M rocket will be launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome to transport the eROSITA X-ray telescope on board the SRG satellite into space. Know-how provided by a team of FAU researchers under the leadership of Prof. Dr. Jörn Wilms is supporting the telescope’s mission.

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Are you and your family are new to the region and you don’t have any childcare yet? Do you have to give a presentation in the evening at the University and you don’t have a babysitter? Or do the school holidays coincide with the lecture period? Balancing the demands of work, research, study and family life is not easy. It’s good to know there’s a place FAU members can turn to in such situations – the Family Service.

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Always-on connectivity, information overload and new technology that has become part of our lives and that we now depend on. In this emerging digital world, researchers at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) and universities in Augsburg, Bamberg, Munich and Würzburg are investigating ways that we can interact with this technology that are beneficial rather than damaging to our health.

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As the smallest living unit, a cell can survive alone, but not in a cluster. When the oldest known human being died at the age of 122, some cells in her body had reached the same age, others were replaced after just 60 hours. And yet they all behaved according to plan.

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Humans have been over-exploiting the planet. The result – fossil resources are running out. Scientists at FAU are researching into alternatives.

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The Language Service is responsible for translations into English at FAU of a wide range of texts and documents, mainly for the University Administration. It has also recently started translating a limited range of documents free of charge for staff at the faculties.

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The Jung Foundation for Science and Research has awarded the young gastroenterologist Dr Sebastian Zundler from the Chair of Internal Medicine I at FAU the Ernst Jung Career Advancement Award for Medical Research 2019. He was been awarded the prize for his research project on the significance of intestinal tissue-resident memory T cells.

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Whilst vaccines provide protection from diseases such as Ebola, there is an urgent need for therapeutic options once the infection has taken hold. FAU is carrying out research in this area together with partners such as Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).