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Targeting platelets

A new Collaborative Research Center will start in July with a total funding of nearly 14 million euros, headed by the German Institute for Experimental Biomedicine in Würzburg. The aim is to decode the complex and insufficiently understood functions of platelets, the so-called thrombocytes. The scientists hope to use these findings to gain new insights into platelet research which allow better treatment of conditions such as heart attack, stroke, acute lung failure and cancer.

Young embryo devours dangerous cell

Researchers at the University of Würzburg have been able to show how embryos dispose of the life-threatening leftovers of egg maturation.

Forbidden FRET situations on wafer-thin gold

G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) are the major target molecules for drug discovery. Scientists at the University of Würzburg and the University Hospital Jena have now been able to explore the activation of these receptors in more detail by developing a modern microscopy technique. Increasing the Förster Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET) through the use of specially coated coverslips was the key.