Satellite images display changes in the condition of European forests-Newly created map indicates openings in the European forest canopy

The forest canopy, the closed vegetation cover consisting of treetops, is rapidly declining according to a research team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life...[more]

Prof. Dr. Veronika Somoza has been awarded the AGFD Fellow Award 2020

The Agricultural and Food Chemistry Division (AGFD) of the American Chemical Society (ACS) has awarded Prof. Dr. Veronika Somoza with the AGFD Fellow Award, Agricultural and Food Chemistry 2020. The prize, which has been awarded...[more]

Finding cortisone alternatives with fewer side effects- DNA binding is essential for effectiveness of steroids

Prof. Henriette Uhlenhaut and her team examining the effects of cortisone

Many people use cortisone of a regular basis. It is used for treating rheumatism, asthma, multiple sclerosis, or even COVID-19. Steroidal medication such as cortisone is highly effective but also possesses severe side effects....[more]

Is modern wheat off the hook? Gluten in wheat: What has changed during 120 years of breeding?

Wheat is one of the most important crops

In recent years, the number of people affected by coeliac disease, wheat allergy or gluten or wheat sensitivity has risen sharply. But why is this the case? Could it be that modern wheat varieties contain more immunoreactive...[more]

The key to long-term CO2 storage in the soil - Microbial interactions stabilize carbon in the soil

Soils play a major role when it comes to the long-term storage of CO2 and the resulting reduction of this gas in the atmosphere – therefore they can contribute to slowing down climate change. In order to gain a better...[more]

European and North American maize genomes: same but different

Scientists decode European maize genome

German researchers decoded the European maize genome. In comparison to North American maize lines, they discovered variations that underlie phenotypic differences and may also contribute to the heterosis effect. A better...[more]

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