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16.07.2018

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]


18.06.2018

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]


13.06.2018

Urban planning: Green spaces for a better climate

Green spaces are important for the urban climate. (image: iStock / shironosov)

Climate change will bring with it changes to our living conditions, particularly in densely populated areas. Trees, plants and green spaces can help to moderate temperatures and prevent flooding. So what can urban planners do to...[more]


11.06.2018

The "TUM Jubilee Bridge": Building bridges on the Life Science Campus Freising-Weihenstephan

Inauguration of the anniversary bridge (from left to right): Andreas Kronthaler, head construction director of the Freising State Building Authority, TUM Chancellor Albert Berger, TUM President Prof. Wolfgang A. Herrmann, Freising's Lord Mayor Tobias Eschenbacher, Minister of State Dr. Florian Herrmann MdL and District Administrator Josef Hauner

On the occasion of its 150th anniversary, the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has a new building on the Life Science Campus Freising-Weihenstephan: the "TUM Jubilee Bridge". It leads along Thalhauser Straße and connects the...[more]


06.06.2018

Newly discovered regulation process: How plants work on the inside

Conductive tissues such as leaf veins of this fig leaf run through the entire plant body and supply it with water and salts from the soil. (Photo: C. Schwechheimer/ TUM)

Vascular tissue in plants distributes water and nutrients, thereby ensuring constant growth. Each newly developed cell needs to develop into its respective cell type in the vascular tissue. A team at the Technical University of...[more]


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