Breakthrough in industrial CO2 usage: Greenhouse gas as a raw material for an important feed additive

Professor Arne Skerra of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has succeeded for the first time in using gaseous CO2 as a basic material for the production of a chemical mass product in a biotechnical reaction. The product is...[more]


Research for a healthy nutrition: Else Kröner-Fresenius Foundation supports TUM with another five million euros

Once again, the Else Kröner-Fresenius Foundation is funding nutritional medicine research at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) with five million euros. The well-established Else Kröner-Fresenius Center of the TUM is to...[more]


Analysis on the effect of genetic factors on nutrition: The genes are not to blame

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...[more]


Allergy potential of strawberries and tomatoes depends on the variety

They are among the most commonly consumed fruits and vegetables: strawberries and tomatoes. Many people are allergic to them, especially if they are allergic to birch pollen. (Picture: K. Wiedemann/ iStockphoto)

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...[more]

TUM scientists develop method to prevent day-old chicks from being killed

[Translate to english:] Aus wirtschaftlichen Gründen müssen allein in Deutschland jedes Jahr rund 50 Millionen männliche Küken sterben. (Bild: iStockphoto/ Sunnybeach)

For economic reasons, around 50 million male chicks die every year in Germany because they do not lay eggs and provide poor meat. Several teams are looking for alternatives to stop the killing of day-old male chicks. Scientists...[more]


More than just a good flavor: Flavoring substances stimulate immune defenses

Saliva contains various antimicrobial molecules. (Picture: iStock/Cunaplus M. Faba)

Not only do citric acid and spicy 6-gingerol from ginger add special flavors to food and beverages; both substances also stimulate the molecular defenses in human saliva. That is the result of a human clinical trial by a team...[more]

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