How oils and fats regulate feeling of satiety: Olive oil makes you feel full

Reduced-fat food products are gaining in popularity. More and more people are choosing “light” products in an attempt to lose weight, or at least in the hope that they will not gain any pounds. But whether these products are...[more]


Study reveals new avenues: Improving climate protection in agriculture

Agriculture is responsible for around ten to twelve percent of all greenhouse gases attributable to human activities. This raises the question of how these emissions could be reduced. A recent study has investigated – for the...[more]


Bilayer structural makeup of biomembranes: Pathway for membrane building blocks

Biomembranes consist of a mosaic of individual, densely packed lipid molecules. These molecules are formed inside the cells. But how do these building blocks move to the correct part of the membrane? Researchers from Technische...[more]


Breeding by genetic profile: DNA analysis helps prevent disease in animals

Fleckvieh cattle are a common sight in Bavaria, easily recognized by their brown back, white head and white tail tip. In Africa and South America the strength of the sun’s rays at those latitudes poses a particular risk of...[more]


Nanocrystals reveal damaged material: Predicting material fatigue

A small crack in a metal wheel caused Germany’s worst-ever rail accident – the 1998 Eschede train disaster. The problem: it was practically impossible to detect damage of that nature to a metal by inspecting it externally. But...[more]


Sustainable land-use concept for South America: Farming/woodland mix increases yields

In the world of agriculture, climate protection and intensive farming are generally assumed to be a contradiction in terms. At Technische Universität München, however, scientists have come up with a new land development concept...[more]

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