We've all heard it: eating salty foods makes you thirstier. But what sounds like good nutritional advice turns out to be an old-wives' tale. In a study carried out during a simulated mission to Mars, an international group of scientists has found exactly the opposite to be true. “Cosmonauts” who ate more salt retained more water, weren't as thirsty, and needed more energy.
Pancreatic cancer is one of the most aggressive types of tumour because it starts forming metastases early. The cancer itself, however, is usually only discovered late. Researchers at FAU have just discovered why pancreatic cancer and other malignant types of tumours can proliferate so rapidly.
40 years ago, the renowned Geologist Erik Flügel initiated a course where the microscopic analysis of limestone thin sections is central. The so-called "Flügel-Kurs" is held in high esteem by international researchers.
FAU researchers help develop research infrastructure in Slovakia: “FunGlass” is the title of an EU project with funds of 15 million euros aimed at establishing a new centre of excellence in the Slovakian city of Trencin.
In cooperation with the Institute for Employment Research, Carolin Freier researched new ways for integrating the long-term unemployed into the labour market in her doctoral thesis.
Walleinstein is a well-known figure in the metropolitan region. Academia and the general public find him equally fascinating. Around 30 Wallenstein researchers from Germany and abroad will convene in Nuremberg from 6 to 9 April to exchange their views and opinions on this multifaceted personality.
According to the latest QS World University Ranking published by the education information service provider Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), FAU ranks among the best 150 universities worldwide in four subject areas.
In the company of 150 guests, Christian Zens was appointed as the new chancellor of FAU in an official ceremony at Kreuz+Quer, Bohlenplatz in Erlangen.
During this summer semester, a range of different events will be held to mark the start of a literary journey at the University
FAU has an excellent international reputation. This is reflected in the large number of renowned international researchers who choose FAU as their host university as part of a fellowship or research award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.