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Around 200,000 people in Germany suffer from multiple sclerosis. The causes are far from being fully understood. What is known is that the immune system erroneously attacks the protective sheaths around nerve fibres. Scientists have now discovered how the formation of these protective sheaths is regulated by protein molecules.

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Packing particles as densely as possible is the key to several practical applications, such as in additive manufacturing. New findings by FAU physicists could now help to increase the understanding of packing properties of microparticles.

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It is the second time that Prof. Dr. Peter Wasserscheid has received an Advanced Investigator Grant from the European Research Council. With the grant of 2.5 million euros, Wasserscheid intends to push forward research into a fundamental new concept for catalysis.

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Understanding deformation processes in the Earth's crust and plate tectonics: Structural geologist Dr. Michel Bestmann from the working group for Structural Geology and Tectonics at GeoZentrum Nordbayern at FAU has been researching the causes of earthquakes with scientists from the universities of Genoa and Padua.

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Geographers from FAU have been investigating the effects of climate change and land use in the Southern Levant since the last ice age. In conjunction with other researchers from Jordan, Israel and Palestine, they have been examining dust deposits in ancient ruins, reservoirs and terraced fields to the east and west of the Jordan Valley.

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Physicists have demonstrated that demixing occurs in systems made up of macroscopic particles rotating in opposite directions and that particles turning in either a clockwise or counter-clockwise direction form homogeneous groups. The researchers used miniature robots manufactured using 3D printing methods for their experiment.

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Leukaemia in children presents a particular challenge in medicine. Research at the Division of Genetics has now identified the molecular causes of a type of leukaemia that is particularly difficult to treat.