Cell stress inflames the gut: New insights into chronic bowel inflammation

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a common condition in western industrialized countries. What triggers it, however, is not yet fully understood. Nutrition researchers at Technische Universität München (TUM) have now identified...[more]


Filling in the gaps on the protein map: Scientists decode the human proteome

Substantial progress has been made in decoding the human proteome. Under the leadership of the Technische Universität München (TUM) researchers have now mapped more than 18,000 human proteins – 92 percent of the entire proteome....[more]


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]


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]


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]


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]

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