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01.12.2016
The common restharrow or Ononis repens is a host plant for the insect Macrotylus paykulli, which feeds on its sap. (Photo: Ekkehard Wachmann)

Intensification of Land Use Leads to the Same Species Everywhere

In places where humans use grasslands more intensively, it is not only the species diversity which decreases — the landscape also becomes more monotonous, and ultimately only the same species remain everywhere. This results in...[more]

25.11.2016

Cholesterol an Important Piece of the Puzzle for Fat-Burning

Gut bacteria play a little-understood role in the body’s energy balance, which is influenced by diet. However, the crucial nutritional components are unknown. A team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) was able to...[more]

18.11.2016

Nutrition revolution "FoodConnects" flies under TU Munich flag

It was a resounding success at the European level: The European Institute for Innovation and Technology (EIT) has announced the winner of the competitive, large-scale project EIT Food, which has an endowment of 400 million...[more]

02.11.2016
Among the 300 finalist teams this year there were twelve from Germany, including this joint team from TUM and LMU of Munich. (Photo: TUM/ A. Heddergott)

Manufacturing Live Tissue with a 3D Printer: Joint TUM and LMU Team Win First Prize at iGEM Competition in Boston

At the international iGEM academic competition in the field of synthetic biology, the joint team of students from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU) won the first rank...[more]

27.10.2016
HSP60 in mitochondria control stem cell proliferation in the gut epithelium. HSP60 negative crypts show a loss of positive stem cells (brown staining), while stem cells hyperproliferation occurs in HSP60 positive gut epithelium. (Photo: Team Haller/ TUM)

Mitochondria control stem cell fate: If the powerhouse of the cell is disrupted, stem cells in the gut suffer

What happens in intestinal epithelial cells during a chronic illness? Basic research conducted at the Chair of Nutrition and Immunology at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) addressed this question by generating a new model...[more]

14.10.2016
Experimental plots with mixed stands of Douglas fir-European beech in Bavarian lowlands . (Photo: Leonhard Steinacker/ TUM)

Forest Management Yields Higher Productivity through Biodiversity: Big Data Publication in "Science" Verifies Forest Biodiversity as a Key Factor for Forest Yields

Scientists have conducted the first worldwide study of biodiversity and its impact on the productivity of forests. Data from more than 770,000 observation points from 44 countries were evaluated for this purpose. The samples...[more]

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