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31.05.2012

Explaining Stevia’s bitter side: Bitter taste receptors for Stevia sweeteners discovered

Stevia is regarded as a healthy alternative to sugar. Yet there are drawbacks to the Stevia products recently approved as sweeteners by the European Union. One of these is a long-lasting bitter after-taste. Scientists at...[more]


16.04.2013

A look at tomorrow’s climate: Pollen levels are rising across Europe

From Reykjavik to Thessaloniki, pollen levels are on the increase. A team of researchers headed by Prof. Annette Menzel at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen reports that pollen counts have already risen across Europe in recent...[more]


10.01.2012

Perinatal programming: Fish oil during pregnancy does not protect against excessive adipose tissue development

Omega 3 fatty acids don't prevent expansive adipose tissue development. (Photo: Olivier Lantzendörffer / iStockphoto.com)

Is obesity in infants “programmed” in the womb? Previously, researchers assumed that consumption of “bad” fats during pregnancy contribute to excessive infant adipose tissue growth and that “good” Omega 3 fatty acids prevent...[more]


09.12.2011

New EU research project: Reliable Coexistence of food products with and without Genetic Modification

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The conditions under which organic, conventional and genetically modified (GM) agricultural products can be grown, transported and marketed side by side is established by the EU member states. A new European research project now...[more]


09.09.2011

Ecological impoverishment of rivers: TUM scientists record species decline at weirs

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Dams and weirs have a stronger impact on the ecosystem of watercourses than was previously realized. Species diversity in the dammed area upstream of weirs shows a significant decline: the diversity of fish species is one-quarter...[more]


11.07.2011

Grundlagenbiologie: TUM-Forscher finden neuartigen Schalter für Resistenz gegen Pflanzenkrankheiten

Der Echte Mehltau ist ein trickreicher Krankheitserreger: Der Pilz kann Gerste so manipulieren, dass die Zellen des Getreides ihm nicht nur Einlass in die Pflanze gewähren, sondern den Krankheitserreger auch noch mit Nährstoffen...[more]


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