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A team of scientists, led by Dr. Haubensak, Research Institute of Molecular Pathology, Vienna, and Prof. Hess, Institute of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology, have now identified a neuronal circuit in the brain that plays an important role in anxiety and demonstrated how common psychiatric medication acts on it.

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On November 13th and 14th an exalted chinese delegation from Wuhan visited the FAU and Faculty of Medicine. The purpose of this visit was to manifest existing collaborations and to identify possibilities for new research cooperations, particularly in the medical area.

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When we are infected by a virus, our body detects this attack and starts a series of defensive reactions. In collaboration with researchers at the University of Chicago, USA, a team of researchers led by Dr. F. Full and Prof. Dr. A. Ensser at the Institute of Clinical and Molecular Virology have now discovered a new defensive reaction against herpes viruses.

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When bones break more easily in old age, osteoporosis is often to blame. However, the cause of the disease and how it develops is not yet sufficiently understood. An interdisciplinary team is now developing a new imaging process with funding from an ERC Synergy Grant worth 12.3 million euros.

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Chronic itching affects up to 25 percent of the population during the course of their lives and is often underestimated. The first team of researchers from Germany has now therefore joined forces to carry out research in this area as part of a translational project called PRUSEARCH.

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Although the symptoms of the fatal Huntington's disease typically begin at the age or 30 or even later, the mutant gene which causes the disease already starts to have an effect in childhood. This is the conclusion reached by research carried out by scientists from FAU and the Universities of Cardiff and Lund.

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More and more elderly people are suffering from malnutrition. People who are unmarried, separated or divorced are most often affected. Those who have difficulty walking or coping with stairs or who have just returned home from hospital are also more likely to suffer from malnutrition than others of the same age.