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30.11.2015

Waters are more polluted than tests say

The scientists observed several species in the contaminated water body, including the less standard species for these tests, such as mini-snails and copepods. (Photo: Simone Hasenbein)

Bodies of water are “sinks”, and thereby bind contaminants particularly well. If even slightly toxic concentrations in water are to be detected, the growth and swimming behavior of small crustaceans, mini-snails and copepods...[more]


27.11.2015

Prestigious award for deciphering proteome

Professor Bernhard Küster during his talk at the HUPO Discovery in Proteomic Sciences Award 2015 ceremony (image: Jon Benjamin)

Professor Bernhard Küster from the Chair of Proteomics and Bioanalytics at the Technische Universität München (TUM) has won this year’s HUPO Discovery in Proteomic Sciences Award for his research on the deciphering of the human...[more]


20.11.2015

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...[more]


23.10.2015

How a molecular mechanism affects early flowering

The scientists discovered a molecular mechanism that causes Scottish thale cress to flower two weeks earlier than its counterparts in warmer regions. (Photo: Ulrich Lutz / TUM)

Plants adapt their flowering time to the temperature in their surroundings. But what exactly triggers their flowering at the molecular level? Can this factor switch flowering on or off and thus respond to changes in the climate?...[more]


30.09.2015

Broadleaf trees show reduced sensitivity to global warming

The sensitivity of leaf unfolding phenology to climate warming has significantly declined since 1980s, according to a study recently published in the journal Nature by an international collaboration of scientists. Earlier spring...[more]


24.09.2015

Amyloid plaques in Alzheimer's and diabetes: Novel leads for inhibitors

A neuron with amyloid-plaques. (photo: Juan Gärtner/ Fotolia)

When proteins change their structure and clump together, formation of amyloid fibrils and plaques may occur. Such "misfolding" and "protein aggregation" processes damage cells and cause diseases such as Alzheimer's and type 2...[more]


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