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Life Sciences - Health - 07.12.2018
News About a Plant Hormone
News About a Plant Hormone
The plant hormone jasmonic acid also performs a function that was previously unknown. It ensures that the leaf pores close when leaves are injured. For the plant, this could be an emergency signal. Jasmonic acid is not just the aromatic odor of the plant Jasminum grandiflorum used in cosmetics and perfume industries.

Health - Astronomy / Space Science - 26.11.2018
Universität Heidelberg Successful with Two Approvals for Collaborative Research Centres
Universität Heidelberg Successful with Two Approvals for Collaborative Research Centres
Heidelberg University succeeded in gaining support from the German Research Foundation in the latest approval round, receiving funding for two Collaborative Research Centres. The newly established "Vascular Control of Organ Function" Collaborative Research Centre (CRC 1366) will take up its work at the Medical Faculty Mannheim.

Health - 26.10.2018
Lower appetite and increased energy expenditure
A new combined therapy for obesity and diabetes has been shown to suppress the appetite and at the same time increase energy expenditure. A research group therefore developed a new strategy by using a novel combined therapy, the scientists succeeded in reducing excess adipose tissue by suppressing the appetite and at the same time increasing energy expenditure.

Health - 17.10.2018
Test predicts outcome of hay fever therapies
Test predicts outcome of hay fever therapies
Allergen-specific immunotherapy can make everyday life much more pleasant for allergy sufferers. It is unclear, however, what exactly happens during this treatment. A team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) investigated the processes taking place in the body over the course of a three-year allergen-specific immunotherapy.

Health - Life Sciences - 11.10.2018
TUM expands German-Chinese stomach cancer research partnership
TUM expands German-Chinese stomach cancer research partnership
The Technical University of Munich (TUM) is expanding its network in Asia and is simultaneously focusing on research hubs that can leverage mutually complementary expertise to create a unique position. Under one such flagship project, TUM and Peking University have bundled their stomach cancer research efforts in a joint laboratory, which opened on October 10.

Health - 02.10.2018
What kind of sex do German men have at 45?
12,354 men at the age of 45 spoke about sex for a study by the Technical University of Munich (TUM). The study makes some discrepancies statistically tangible for the first time: for example, about ten percent of gay men have had sex with a woman in the last three months. About 6 percent were "hidden homosexuals", who saw themselves as homosexual, but had sex only with women and were often married.

Life Sciences - Health - 02.10.2018
Pioneering biologists create a new crop through genome editing: From wild plant to crop: CRISPR-Cas9 revolutionizes breeding / New tomato contains more valuable antioxidants
Pioneering biologists create a new crop through genome editing: From wild plant to crop: CRISPR-Cas9 revolutionizes breeding / New tomato contains more valuable antioxidants
Crops such as wheat and maize have undergone a breeding process lasting thousands of years, in the course of which mankind has gradually modified the properties of the wild plants in order to adapt them to his needs. One motive was, and still is, higher yields. One “side effect” of this breeding has been a reduction in genetic diversity and the loss of useful properties.

Health - 17.09.2018
Muscle relaxants increase risk of respiratory complications
Muscle relaxants are a necessary part of anesthesia during certain major operations. Studies have, however, hinted at respiratory risks connected with these drugs. POPULAR, a major prospective observational European study supported by the European Society of Anaesthesiology (ESA) and led by the Technical University of Munich (TUM), has confirmed the association between use of muscle relaxants and respiratory complications and assessed the chances of the current avoidance strategies.

Life Sciences - Health - 10.09.2018
New junior research groups at the Cells-in-Motion Cluster of Excellence: Gerty Cori Programme: a stepping stone for excellent female researchers for their future careers
New junior research groups at the Cells-in-Motion Cluster of Excellence: Gerty Cori Programme: a stepping stone for excellent female researchers for their future careers
New researchers join the Cells-in-Motion Cluster of Excellence at the University of Münster: this September, Dr. Noelia Alonso Gonzalez, a biologist, and Dr. Maria Bohnert, who studied molecular medicine, have started working as junior research group leaders. The researchers previously worked in Israel and the USA, among other countries, and now have the opportunity in Münster to build up their own research groups.

Health - 04.09.2018
Advantage of coating lost after first year
In bypass surgery, alternative routes are built around blocked heart vessels. Yet new occlusions can occur in bypasses. To re-open them, doctors use stents, sometimes coated with drugs to prevent constriction. Researchers from the German Heart Centre Munich at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the German Centre for Cardiovascular Research (DZHK) have investigated the long-term effect of different stent types in bypasses.

Life Sciences - Health - 30.08.2018
Presynapses come in a packet
Presynapses come in a packet
No 223/2018 from Aug 30, 2018 Synapses are the interfaces for information exchange between neurons. Teams of scientists working with Volker Haucke, Director at the Leibniz-Forschungsinstitut für Molekulare Pharmakologie (FMP) and Professor at Freie Universität Berlin, and Stephan Sigrist at Freie Universität Berlin discovered the materials, which form new presynapses for the release of transmitters.

Life Sciences - Health - 29.08.2018
Precise, Highly Efficient Gene Repair
Precise, Highly Efficient Gene Repair
The molecular tool CRISPR/Cas allows introducing DNA double strand breaks into any gene of interest consequently resulting in stochastic mutations at the site of the target gene. However, precise gene repair through the application of a rescue construct suffers from limited efficiency. Researchers at Heidelberg University have now found a solution for this problem.

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 29.08.2018
Food activates brown fat
Brown fat consumes energy, which is the reason why it could be important for preventing obesity and diabetes. Working together with an international team, researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) were able to demonstrate that food also increases the thermogenesis of brown fat, and not just cold as previously assumed.

Life Sciences - Health - 24.08.2018
Protection For Nerve Cells Delivered Through The Nose
Protection For Nerve Cells Delivered Through The Nose
Protective proteins that mitigate the destruction of nerve cells after a stroke can be administered into the brain through the nose, as Heidelberg University researchers demonstrated using a mouse model. The team led by Hilmar Bading at the Interdisciplinary Center for Neurosciences (IZN) is laying the scientific groundwork for new forms of therapy that inhibit degenerative processes in humans.

Health - Life Sciences - 13.08.2018
Microbial composition influences genes linked to skin barrier maintenance
Microbial composition influences genes linked to skin barrier maintenance
Certain bacteria occur frequently and foremost on the skin of people with atopic dermatitis, and it is known that this disease seriously compromises the skin's barrier function. Researchers from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and Helmholtz Zentrum München have now discovered how the two facts become correlated.

Health - Life Sciences - 07.08.2018
Alzheimer's disease and diabetes: Hope for inhibitors against amyloid plaques
Alzheimer’s disease and diabetes: Hope for inhibitors against amyloid plaques
Effective therapeutics to counteract the formation of amyloid plaques in Alzheimer's disease and type 2 diabetes are not yet available. Scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have now come a little bit closer to a solution: They have described a new class of designed macrocyclic peptides that are highly potent inhibitors of amyloid formation.

Health - Life Sciences - 01.08.2018
A blood test instead of a brain scan
Brain trauma caused by injury to the head can have grave consequences. Diagnosis is usually made on the basis of a CT scan. Now, a new blood test can be used to rule out severe injury in the first place. An international research team, including scientists from the Technical University of Munich (TUM), have presented their findings in Lancet Neurology.

Health - Life Sciences - 18.07.2018
Pollen taxi for bacteria
Pollen taxi for bacteria
Research news A wide range of airborne substances can cause respiratory problems for asthma sufferers. These include bacteria and their components, which can trigger inflammations. How they become airborne has not been fully explained up to now. A science team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the Helmholtz Zentrum München (HMGU) has shown that pollen from the mugwort plant is the main vector for bacteria and that this combination renders the pollen more aggressive.

Life Sciences - Health - 13.07.2018
Allergy potential of strawberries and tomatoes depends on the variety
Allergy potential of strawberries and tomatoes depends on the variety
Research news Strawberries and tomatoes are among the most widely consumed fruits and vegetables worldwide. However, many people are allergic to them, especially if they have been diagnosed with birch pollen allergy. A team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has investigated which strawberry or tomato varieties contain fewer allergens than others and to what extent cultivation or preparation methods are involved.

Health - Life Sciences - 09.07.2018
Mutable cancer cells are more dangerous
Mutable cancer cells are more dangerous
Research news Pancreatic cancer often spreads, forming metastases in the liver or lungs. The prognosis is better for patients with metastases in the lungs. However, the organ that is more likely to be affected depends on the cancer cells' ability to alter their characteristics and shape - as a research team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has discovered.

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