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Life Sciences - Health - 17.02.2016
Aiming to prevent stroke and dementia
Aiming to prevent stroke and dementia
Stroke and dementia rank among the most pressing health issues in Europe. Both conditions are linked with so-called cerebral small vessel diseases (SVDs). SVDs account for more than 30% of strokes and at least 40% of dementia cases. Despite this profound impact on human health, reliably effective treatments for SVDs are still elusive.

Health - Life Sciences - 15.02.2016
Progress in fighting cancer and infections with'T cell therapy
Progress in fighting cancer and infections with’T cell therapy
The quest to bring immunotherapy into widespread clinical use against cancer and infectious diseases has made great strides in recent years. For example, clinical trials of adoptive'T cell therapy are yielding highly promising results.

Civil Engineering - Health - 13.02.2016
TUM at AAAS: Concrete with self-healing powers
TUM at AAAS: Concrete with self-healing powers
Bridges, tunnels and roads: Concrete is the main component of our infrastructure. And when the structural elements need to be repaired, it often leads to long traffic jams. At the Annual Meeting of the AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science) in Washington, D.C. Prof. Christian Grosse from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and other experts talked about smart materials for sustainable infrastructure.

Life Sciences - Health - 02.02.2016
Tracking Down a Bloodsucking Pest
International Team of Scientists Unravels Genome of the Bed Bug and Publishes Results in Journal 'Nature ' An international team of scientists has managed to sequence the genome of the bedbug. Among them are neurogeneticists from the University of Würzburg's Biocenter. They studied genes that control the circadian clock, secretion, and moulting processes. The work was coordinated by researchers at the University of Cincinnati, and the sequencing was carried out at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.

Physics - Health - 28.01.2016
How crystals precipitate cell death
Crystal formation plays a defining role in the pathogenesis of a range of common diseases, such as gout and atherosclerosis. LMU researchers led by Hans-Joachim Anders have now elucidated how the insoluble deposits induce cell death. The formation of crystalline deposits in the extracellular medium is a defining feature of several widespread illnesses.

Health - Life Sciences - 26.01.2016
A protective factor in farm milk
Fresh, unprocessed cow's milk has a higher content of omega-3 fatty acids than does pasteurized, homogenized or low-fat milk. This factor partly explains why children who consume the unprocessed product are less likely to develop asthma. Children who regularly drink fresh farm milk are less likely to develop asthma than kids who consume the industrially processed product.

Administration - Health - 19.01.2016
Almost ¤2 million in funding for Münster virologist
Dr. Mario Schelhaas from Münster University has seen off the competition to receive a grant from the European Research Council (ERC). The grant, worth up to two million euros, is particularly prestigious. Mario Schelhaas is a virologist and biochemist at the Institute of Molecular Virology and the Institute of Medical Biochemistry.