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06.02.2014

Cross-species analysis provides new insights into the hereditary transmission of type 2 diabetes: Error in DNA regulation increases risk of developing diabetes

Many diseases are closely linked to our DNA. Uncovering these connections could help answer some fundamental questions about diseases such as why some people get cancer while others do not or what makes some people susceptible to...[more]


08.01.2014

Carbon content in soil influences climate models: Climate change: How does soil store CO2?

Global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions continue to rise – in 2012 alone, 35.7 billion tons of this greenhouse gas entered the atmosphere*. Some of this CO2 is absorbed by the oceans, plants and soil. As such, they provide a...[more]


03.01.2014

Scientists discover cause of infertility in cattle: Genetic testing to produce more offspring

A small anomaly with massive consequences: Researchers have discovered a genetic defect that makes breeding bulls infertile. To verify the mutation, researchers from Technische Universität München (TUM) used the very latest gene...[more]


02.12.2013

Two-million euro funding for research into intestinal microbiota: Gut bacteria – harmful or helpful?

All healthy intestines contain bacteria. But they also play a role in a variety of intestinal diseases. A number of research projects at Technische Universität München (TUM) will closely examine the interaction between these...[more]


30.10.2013

Warm winters let trees sleep longer

In the temperate zones, vegetation follows the change of the seasons. After a winter pause, plants put out new growth in spring. Research has now brought a new correlation to light: The colder the winter, the earlier native...[more]


08.10.2013

Fruit science: Switching between repulsion and attraction

A team of researchers based at the two Munich universities LMU and TUM has shown how temporal control of a single gene solves two problems during fruit ripening in strawberry. [more]


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