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June 19, 2024

Future of cancer detection

Liquid biopsy is a very precise method by which to diagnose cancer, which is much less invasive than conventional tissue sampling. The course of cancer treatment and its success can be comprehensively monitored using this method and tumours treated more accurately. A long-term clinical study at the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Augsburg is now focusing on the question of how liquid biopsy can be used in everyday clinical practice. Initial results have been published in the Journal of Laboratory Medicine.

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May 24, 2024

New “Urban Cultures” master’s degree programme to start in October

The new interdisciplinary master’s degree programme “Urban Cultures” (URC) will start in the winter semester at the University of Augsburg. The new programme will be based at five locations in Europe and South America. These include the three European world heritage cities of Augsburg, Santiago de Compostela, and Coimbra, as well as the two Latin American cultural metropolises of Buenos Aires and São Paulo. The programme combines studies in the social sciences, spatial studies, and the humanities.

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May 6, 2024

The Annual Academic Ceremony 2024

The Annual Academic Ceremony for 2024 will take place on Friday the 17th of May 2024 at the University of Augsburg. Attendees can expect a varied and colourful programme that provides an insight into the diverse and dynamic work taking place at the university.

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May 2, 2024

How life began: A molecular perspective

Since the beginning of April, an interdisciplinary Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) has been researching the first molecular steps that led to the development of life on Earth. The large-scale project based at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich (LMU) in cooperation with the Technical University of Munich (TUM) is funded to the tune of €2 million by the German Research Foundation (DFG). The Institute of Physics at the University of Augsburg is also involved through a sub-project.
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March 25, 2024

Measuring greenwashing in companies

When companies represent themselves as being more environmentally friendly than they actually are it damages society. Until now, it has been difficult to estimate the extent of greenwashing. Now, two researchers from the Centre for Climate Resilience at the University of Augsburg have developed a conceptual framework for a greenwashing risk indicator, which can be used to uncover cases of greenwashing more quickly. Their article has been published in the journal “Review of Managerial Science.”

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March 14, 2024

Early detection of rare Borna virus

Researchers at Augsburg University Medicine have discovered a possible early detection method of the rare Borna virus. Their results have been published in the highly renowned medical journal “The Lancet.” In humans the virus triggers inflammation in the brain which is almost always deadly and is transmitted to humans by shrews. 

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