Food poisoning: New detection method for bacterial toxin - a multi-faceted poison

The Bacillus cereus bacteria is one of the potential causes of food poisoning. Indeed, a recent study in "Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry" shows that this versatile pathogen produces 19 different variants of a poison that...[more]


New biodiversity concepts for urban areas: Animal-Aided Design - planning for people and animals

Many of Europe’s cities are expanding. Rising demand for more housing space means undeveloped land and green areas are disappearing, and with them the habitat for many animals. In order to protect established species or introduce...[more]


Scientists analyze beer from a shipwreck: What did beer taste like in the 1840s?

Some breweries have taken to resurrecting the flavors of ages past. Adventurous beer makers are extrapolating recipes from clues that archeologists have uncovered from old and even ancient brews found at historical sites. Now...[more]


Breeding success with DNA analysis: Synbreed project bridges the gap between animal and plant breeding

From healthier cattle to corn that is better adapted to climate change, the Synbreed project has made major breakthroughs in animal and plant breeding. The methods used are based on DNA analysis, which allows scientists to...[more]


Important mechanism in plant immunity decoded: Plants detect bacterial endotoxin in similar process to mammals

Similar to humans and animals, plants possess an innate immune system that protects them from invading pathogens. Molecular structures that do not occur in people, animals or plants enable recognition of these pathogens and...[more]


Study investigates impact of catastrophic 2013 flooding: Fields with high diversity benefit from being submerged

Extreme weather events are becoming more frequent because of climate change. European countries will have to expect further catastrophic flooding on a similar scale to June 2013. Now a research team involving scientists from TUM...[more]

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