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Health - Life Sciences - 18.08.2017
Liver inflammation raises cholesterol levels - TUM
Liver inflammation raises cholesterol levels - TUM
Research news Inflammatory processes in the liver lead to elevated cholesterol levels in people with diabetes, thus promoting subsequent vascular diseases. This is the result of a study by scientists of the Technical University of Munich (TUM), Helmholtz Zentrum München, and the Collaborative Research Center SFB 1118 at Heidelberg University Hospital.

Life Sciences - Health - 31.07.2017
Statistical analysis for optimal immunization
Statistical analysis for optimal immunization
Research news When'T cells encounter an antigen, they proliferate and produce various types of daughter cells. A team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has now refuted the prevailing hypothesis that this immune response is largely predetermined by the individual structure of the'T cell receptor.

Life Sciences - Health - 28.07.2017
Dementia: new substance improves brain function
Dementia: new substance improves brain function
Research news The protein amyloid beta is believed to be the major cause of Alzheimer's disease. Substances that reduce the production of amyloid beta, such as BACE inhibitors, are therefore promising candidates for new drug treatments. A team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has recently demonstrated that one such BACE inhibitor reduces the amount of amyloid beta in the brain.

Health - Psychology - 07.07.2017
Mental health counts
Mental health counts
Research news Scientists of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and Helmholtz Zentrum München asked about 3,600 participants about well-being in later life. The results, which were published in 'BMC Geriatrics' shows that physical impairments tend to play a secondary role. Well-being in later life is largely dependent on psychosocial factors.

Health - Life Sciences - 04.07.2017
Results of the 2017 university elections
Results of the 2017 university elections
Research news What promotes the development of bile duct cancer in the liver? Are these factors different from those that are responsible for the much more common hepatocellular carcinomas' Scientists from the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) and from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have been the first to uncover the molecular and cellular causes that selectively lead to the development of bile duct cancer in mice.

Health - Life Sciences - 20.06.2017
News from the pathogen that causes sleeping sickness
06/20/2017 A team of researchers from the University of Würzburg has discovered an interesting enzyme in the pathogens responsible for African sleeping sickness: It could be a promising target for drugs. The life-threatening African trypanosomiasis, also called sleeping sickness, is caused by protozoa of the species Trypanosoma brucei .

Life Sciences - Health - 13.06.2017
New route to a diagnosis
New route to a diagnosis
Research news In about half of all patients with rare hereditary disorders, it is still unclear what exact position of the genome is responsible for their condition. One reason for this is the enormous quantity of information encoded in human genes. Scientists from the fields of informatics and medicine have now joined forces to find a solution: A team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and Helmholtz Zentrum München has developed a method that significantly increases the chances of a successful search.

Health - Chemistry - 31.05.2017
Funding Extension for Project to Investigate Thermo-nanogels for Treatment of Skin Disease and Tumors
German Federal Ministry of Education and Research to Support Junior Research Group of Marcelo Calderón for Two Additional Years â?- 140/2017 from May 31, 2017 A research project based at Freie Universität Berlin to investigate the use of thermoresponsive nanogels for the treatment of skin diseases and tumors is being sponsored by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research for an additional two years.

Life Sciences - Health - 30.05.2017
Phagocytes in the brain: Good or bad?
Phagocytes in the brain: Good or bad?
The role of microglial cells in neurodegenerative disease is not fully understood. But new results from researchers in Munich and Basel suggest that stimulation of this arm of the immune system might well delay the onset of such disorders. The precise impact of the microglia in neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's remains unclear.

Life Sciences - Health - 30.05.2017
A protein that degrades nerve processes: How does the nervous system develop? / Study at 'Cells in Motion' Cluster of Excellence
A protein that degrades nerve processes: How does the nervous system develop? / Study at ‘Cells in Motion’ Cluster of Excellence
With their long processes - the axons and dendrites - nerve cells connect with each other and thus pass on signals. These connections can degenerate - not only in the case of diseases of the nervous system, but also when an organism develops normally. But what are the mechanisms behind this' Researchers at the Cells-in-Motion Cluster of Excellence have now discovered a physiological process which plays an important role in the degeneration of neuron cell processes.

Health - Life Sciences - 26.05.2017
Heidelberg University Awarded Funding For Two Collaborative Research Centres
Heidelberg University succeeded in gaining support from the German Research Foundation (DFG) in the latest approval round, winning funding for two major collaborative research centres. Researchers in the natural sciences, life sciences and medicine will investigate the function of a fundamental signaling pathway in the 'Mechanisms and functions of WNT signaling' CRC (CRC 1324).

Life Sciences - Health - 26.05.2017
New Collaborative Research Center on a Fundamental Signaling Pathway in Development and Disease
A new Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) will investigate the function of a fundamental cellular signaling pathway. Funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), the CRC will start its work at Heidelberg University. After successful review, the DFG approved approximately 8,5 million euros in funding for the next four years.

Physics - Health - 22.05.2017
Turmoil in sluggish electrons' existence
Turmoil in sluggish electrons’ existence
An international team of physicists has monitored the scattering behavior of electrons in a non-conducting material in real-time. Their insights could be beneficial for radiotherapy. We can refer to electrons in non-conducting materials as 'sluggish'. Typically, they remain fixed in a location, deep inside an atomic composite.

Life Sciences - Health - 16.05.2017
Bacteria harness the lotus effect to protect themselves
Bacteria harness the lotus effect to protect themselves
Research news Dental plaque and the viscous brown slime in drainpipes are two familiar examples of bacterial biofilms. Removing such bacterial depositions from surfaces is often very difficult, in part because they are extremely water-repellent. A team of scientists from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has now been able to show how such biofilms adapt their surface texture to repel water - similar to leaves.

Health - Physics - 11.05.2017
New insights into the tumor metabolism
New insights into the tumor metabolism
Research news Tumors, inflammation and circulatory disorders locally disturb the body's acid-base balance. These changes in pH value could be used for example to verify the success of cancer treatments. Up to now, however, there has been no imaging method to render such changes visible in patients. Now a team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has developed a pH sensor that renders pH values visible through magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) - in a non-invasive, radiation-free manner.

Health - Life Sciences - 13.04.2017
Zinc supply affects cardiac health
Zinc supply affects cardiac health
Research news In addition to essential metabolic functions, the level of zinc in the body also affects the heart muscle. When oxidative stress occurs, it may be due to a shortage of zinc, which can be determined by examining the heart muscle. A study by the Technical University of Munich (TUM) shows the relationship between the total amount of zinc in the body and cardiac function.

Health - 05.04.2017
Post-traumatic stress affects cognitive function in cancer patients
Post-traumatic stress affects cognitive function in cancer patients
Subtle cognitive dysfunction and decline in breast cancer patients was largely independent of chemotherapy but associated with cancer-related post-traumatic stress in a German multisite study. Many breast cancer patients report problems of cognitive functioning, and some are considerably burdened by them.

Health - 03.04.2017
Pollen-hunt by plane
Pollen-hunt by plane
Research news Plant pollen and fungal spores can be found at variable heights in the air, even at elevations up to 2000 meters. This is the conclusion of a report by researchers of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and Helmholtz Zentrum München together with Greek colleagues, which was published in the journal 'Scientific Reports'.

Life Sciences - Health - 27.03.2017
Proteomics helps to understand the influence of genetic variations
Proteomics helps to understand the influence of genetic variations
Research news How does type 2 diabetes develop? A team of researchers headed by the Helmholtz Zentrum München and the Technical University of Munich has come closer to finding an answer to this problem. The team examined the functional effects of exemplary genetic variations relevant for type 2 diabetes.

Health - Life Sciences - 23.03.2017
Vanishing capillaries
Vanishing capillaries
Research news Diabetics have a significantly higher risk of suffering a heart attack. A research team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has now identified one of the causes: Diabetes is associated with the loss of small blood vessels around the heart. This in turn affects the entire cardiac muscle.