Research shows how to get more crop per drop

Boosting food production with limited water availability is of great importance to humanity. However, our current water usage is already unsustainable today. The fact that plant leaves lose a great deal of water through...[more]


Fish oil during pregnancy offers no protection for offspring against obesity

In Europe almost one in three schoolchildren under ten is overweight. In the search for the cause of this phenomenon, fetal programming was put under scrutiny. That the mother's diet might have some influence could not be...[more]


Thousands on one chip: New Method to study Proteins

Protein microarrays like this allow the investigation of thousands of proteins in a single experiment. Microarrays are only a few centimeters in size and host thousands of individual test spots on very small space. (Photo: TUM/Falter-Braun)

Since the completion of the human genome an important goal has been to elucidate the function of the now known proteins: a new molecular method enables the investigation of the function for thousands of proteins in parallel....[more]


Gene mutation causes juvenile mortality in calves

Based on genome data, breeders and scientists are able to determine which hereditary factors and which genetic diseases cattle pass on to their offspring. A mutation located on chromosome 19, for example, is responsible for...[more]


Significant humus loss in forests of the Bavarian Alps

Alpine forests will be at great risk should weather phenomena such as droughts and torrential rain become more frequent. As a study by the Technical University of Munich (TUM) shows, the mountain forests of the Bavarian Alps have...[more]


Researchers present new aspects of land use for Ecuador: Environment protection, profit and safety through mosaic cultivation

Researchers present new aspects of land use for Ecuador. (Photo: Julia Adams / Uni Bayreuth)

How must a landscape be utilized in order to fulfil both ecological and socio-economical requirements? This question has been answered by an international research team with the participation of the Technical University Munich...[more]

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