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The secret of mushroom colors - Mushrooms: Darker fruiting bodies in cold climates

The fly agaric with its red hat is perhaps the most evocative of the diverse and variously colored mushroom species. Hitherto, the purpose of these colors was shrouded in mystery. Researchers at the Technical University of Munich...[more]


18.06.2019

Tox "exhausts" immune cells - Molecular switch for reduced immune cell function discovered

Tumors and certain viral infections pose a challenge to the human body which the immune system typically fails to hand. In these diseases it switches to hypofunctional state that prevent adequate protection. A research team from...[more]


18.06.2019

Reducing soft drink consumption effectively - Sugary beverages: review identifies most effective preventive measures

Soft drinks dominate the beverage market worldwide. Rising consumption of these sugary drinks is regarded as one of the major factors driving the global obesity epidemic, and has been linked to increased risk of diabetes,...[more]


17.06.2019

Interdisciplinary research takes time - Prof. Ruth Müller discusses challenges facing interdisciplinary research centers

Interdisciplinarity is becoming increasingly important in research. Yet there are structures in place that make careers in science more difficult for interdisciplinary researchers, according to Ruth Müller, Professor of Science...[more]


New degree programs at TUM - New Bachelor's and Master’s programs

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) will launch two new Bachelor's programs and three new Master's programs as of winter semester 2019/20. All curricula will teach specialized knowledge and its application in...[more]


How plants defend themselves - Plant immune system detects bacteria through small fatty acid molecules

Like humans and animals, plants defend themselves against pathogens with the help of their immune system. But how do they activate their cellular defenses? Researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have now...[more]


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