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  • New substances that activate adrenalin receptors instead of opioid receptors have a similar pain relieving effect to opiates, but without the negative aspects such as respiratory depression and addiction. The results are a milestone in the development of non-opioid pain relief.

  • Many private households and companies are facing major, or even existential, challenges due to the rocketing prices for fossil fuels. The German government has established an independent committee to analyze the situation and propose counter measures. One of the chairpersons is Prof. Dr. Veronika Grimm.

  • Researchers at FAU have conducted a case study proving the negative impact political conflicts have on research. They examined scientific publications from the last three decades describing fossils in amber from Myanmar. Their results indicate that the increased research interest in Myanmar amber is explicitly linked to major political, legal and economic changes.

  • The patterning of semi-conductors has entered a new age, becoming quicker and more energy and resource efficient thanks to precise atomic 3D printing. This is the technology focused on by the start-up ATLANT 3D Nanosystems (ATLANT 3D) – a spin-off from Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), the Technical University of Denmark and the Institute of Electrical Engineering Slovak Academy of Sciences. The company has just succeeded in increasing its capital by 15 million US dollars.

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