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05.12.2018

TUM scientists among the world's most influential researchers

Six scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) rank among the world's most influential minds in the fields of medicine, natural sciences and life sciences. Their names can be found in the latest "Highly Cited...[more]

29.11.2018

Gut microbiome research receives German Research Foundation support - New Collaborative Research Center at TUM

What interactions exist between the composition of the microbiome in the digestive tract and its diseases, such as inflammatory bowel disease or colon cancer? The new Collaborative Research Center "Microbiome Signatures –...[more]

28.11.2018

The secret of brown trout dying uncovered: The virus detectives

Every summer in Southern Germany, Austria and Switzerland, tons of brown trout perish. An interdisciplinary team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has now discovered the culprit of the mysterious dying afflicting...[more]

28.11.2018

Munich student team develops new production method for viruses that attack bacteria

Bacteria that become resistant to known antibiotics are on rise. A team of students from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and Ludwig-Maximilians University (LMU) have developed a new method to produce bacteriophages, the...[more]

26.11.2018

Gut hormone secretin can do more than previously believed

The long known gut hormone secretin has a newly discovered, additional function: It activates thermogenesis in brown fat, which triggers saturation. Scientists of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in collaboration with an...[more]

18.09.2018
Prof. Dirk Haller and his team found out that it is not cell stress alone that leads to tumour growth, but rather the cooperation of stress and microbiota - here in the analysis of tissue sections with the scientists Sandra Bierwirth (left) and Olivia Coleman. (Picture: A. Heddergott/ TUM)

Colon cancer: The microbiota in the intestines fuels tumour growth

The team of Professor Dirk Haller at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) made an unexpected discovery while investigating the triggering factors of colon cancer: Cell stress in combination with an altered microbiota in the...[more]

11.09.2018
What leads to the decision where someone looks if nothing specific is sought and at first it is unclear where the eye should look to? (Photo: iStockphoto/ praetorianphoto)

What catches our eye: Brain selects visual objects according to specific mechanism

Our unconscious gaze is controlled by an automatic selection process computed by a neural network in the brain. Details of this computation have now been studied by an international team collaborating with the Technical...[more]

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