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A protein that drives the development of cancer. A second protein that suppresses the harmful activity of the first: this could open up new paths for treatment, as explained by a Würzburg research group in the journal “Nature”.

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A bacteria genus living in marine sponges produces so many natural substances that scientists are classifying it as a potent source for new drugs. The bacteria are presented in the journal “Nature”. Würzburg researchers were involved in describing them.

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All over the world, researchers are working on new treatments for osteoporosis. One potential target is a protein whose structures have now been decoded in detail by scientists from the University of Würzburg. The scientific journal Plos One covers their work in its latest issue.

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Spider silk fibers are very light, extremely tough and highly stretchable. This makes them interesting for industrial applications. Researchers at the Biocenter of the University of Würzburg have now discovered new details about the proteins of which spider silk consists.

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Broccoli and other plants use mustard oils to ward off pests. These natural substances are also thought to have a preventive effect on cancer. A German-Danish team is now presenting new findings about mustard oils in plant science in “Nature” – with interesting prospects for agriculture.

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There is an urgent need for better drugs to treat African sleeping sickness. Würzburg scientists have developed a very promising new agent, which is now to be further optimized.

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Individual molecules and their dynamics can also be made visible in living cells using conventional fluorophores at a resolution of around 20 nanometers. How this is done is being revealed for the first time by researchers from Würzburg, Bielefeld, and New York in the journal “Nature Methods”.

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If it were not for proton pumps in plants, there would be no acid in wine. These pumps are important generally for plant vitality, as researchers from Würzburg and Heidelberg report in the renowned journal “Proceedings” of the Academy of Sciences in the USA.

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Events

PHD defense Yang Zhou; Fakultät für Biologie

“The exploitation of opsin-based optogenetic tools for applicaion in higher plants"

04/30/2021, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Logo Biozentrum der Universität Würzburg
Category: Fakultät für Biologie, Kalender-JMU, Kolloquium, Promotionskolloquium
Location: Seminarpavillon des Julius-von-Sachs-Instituts
Organizer: Fakultät für Biologie, via Zoom
Speaker: Yang Zhou, M. Sc.