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Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 17.10.2019
Biodiversity Improves Crop Production
Biodiversity Improves Crop Production
10/17/2019 Around 20 percent of the world's agricultural areas yields less than it did 20 years ago. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization FAO, humans are the culprit: we have not done enough to protect biodiversity. In many respects, nature is an outstanding service provider for agriculture.

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 13.06.2019
Reducing soft drink consumption effectively
The negative effects of sugary drinks have prompted the World Health Organization (WHO) to call on politicians, business leaders and society as a whole to design and implement effective ways to wean consumers off their predilection for soft drinks and to support healthier beverage choices. But what measures are most likely to reduce soft-drink consumption? In collaboration with the Cochrane Network, researchers based at TUM and LMU set out to answer this question.

Agronomy / Food Science - Life Sciences - 03.10.2018
Tracing Prehistoric Diets
International Research Team including Scientists at Freie Universität Berlin Analyzes Protein Residues in 8000-year-old Ceramic Vessels No 257/2018 from Oct 03, 2018 Through an analysis of ceramic vessels, an international research team has gained insights into the dietary habits of inhabitants of a prehistoric settlement.

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.

Agronomy / Food Science - Life Sciences - 20.07.2018
The genes are not to blame
The genes are not to blame
Research news Individualized dietary recommendations based on genetic information are currently a popular trend. A team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has systematically analyzed scientific articles and reached the following conclusion: There is no clear evidence for the effect of genetic factors on the consumption of total calories, carbohydrates, and fat.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 20.10.2017
How obesity promotes breast cancer
How obesity promotes breast cancer
Research news Obesity leads to the release of cytokines into the bloodstream which impact the metabolism of breast cancer cells, making them more aggressive as a result. Scientists from Technical University of Munich (TUM), Helmholtz Zentrum München, and Heidelberg University Hospital report on this in Cell Metabolism .

Life Sciences - Agronomy / Food Science - 18.07.2017
Wild emmer genome sequence completely decoded for the first time
Wild emmer genome sequence completely decoded for the first time
Research news It is a forerunner of bread wheat which man has been cultivating for a hundred years: For the first time, an international team succeeded in deciphering the genome sequence of the Wild Emmer. The results have been published in "Science". They could contribute to the cultivation of more resistant wheat varieties - and support global food production.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 12.07.2016
Nutrition at the heart of medical research
Nutrition at the heart of medical research
Campus news The Else Kröner Fresenius Center for Nutritional Medicine (EKFZ), which has been part of the Technical University of Munich for the past ten years, has played a major role in transforming nutritional sciences in Germany: the combination of the bio-scientific discipline with medicine was a trailblazing approach in the German university landscape in the year the Center was founded.

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 28.06.2016
Fish oil during pregnancy offers no protection for offspring against obesity
Research news In Europe, almost one in three schoolchildren under the age of ten is overweight, if not obese. In the search for the cause of this phenomenon, fetal programming inside a mother's womb was put under scrutiny as a potential culprit for this "heavy issue".

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 09.03.2016
Research Combats Antibiotic-resistant Pathogens in Poultry
German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture Grants Amounting to 2.46 Million Euros for EsRAM Research Collaboration Based at Freie Universität Berlin That Studies Ways to Reduce Antibiotic-resistant Pathogens in Poultry / Five Press Images The German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) is sponsoring a new research network to explore antibiotic-resistant pathogens in poultry and ultimately, to reduce them.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 19.11.2015
Mini-intestine grown in a test tube
Mini-intestine grown in a test tube
The ability to grow three-dimensional precursors of an organ from stem cells in a Petri dish has brought about a revolution in the field of biomedicine. But exactly what can be researched on such an organoid in vitro? A team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has now shown for the first time how artificially grown mini-intestines can be used in nutritional and diabetic research.

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 03.05.2010
Chocolate for a long life
Chocolate for a long life
A reasonable amount of chocolate lowers blood pressure and prevents the risk of heart attacks. German nutritionists obtained this result from an eight-year survey of 19,357 people aged 35 to 65 years.

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