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Research, Top-News | 20.11.2020 An epigenetic ageing clock in trees-Research on environmental history: 330-year-old poplar tree tells of its life

Similar to genetic mutations, epigenetic changes, i.e. gene modifications that do not occur on the primary DNA sequence, sometimes arise accidentally in plants and can be transmitted across generations. Using trees as a model,...[more]

Research | 12.11.2020 “I can see it in your eyes”: Novel deep learning method enables clinic-ready automated screening for diabetes-related eye disease

Algorithm predicts retinal thickness

Researchers at Helmholtz Zentrum München together with LMU University Eye Hospital Munich and the Technical University of Munich (TUM) created a novel deep learning method that makes automated screenings for eye diseases such as...[more]

Research | 12.11.2020 Climate-adapted plant breeding: Improvement of crops with seeds from gene banks

Old maize varieties are examined for their genetic potential.

Securing plant production is a global task. Using a combination of new molecular and statistical methods, a research team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) was able to show that material from gene banks can be used to...[more]

Research | 10.11.2020 Sweet taste reduces appetite?

To date, very little is known about how sweetness perception contributes to satiety. This study, conducted by an Austrian-German team led by chemists Veronika Somoza and Barbara Lieder, provides new insights into the relationship...[more]

Campus | 02.11.2020 New enrolment record at TUM - Outstanding study conditions – even amid the pandemic

Practical exercises will take place on campus in the winter semester

Around 14,000 new students – a new record – have enrolled for the coming winter semester at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). Building on the experience gained in a successful digital summer semester, TUM offers its...[more]

Research | 26.10.2020 A molecular break for root growth-Length of plant roots is controlled by hormones

The dynamic change in root growth of plants plays an important role in their adjustment to soil conditions. Depending on the location, nutrients or moisture can be found in higher or lower soil layers. This is why, depending on...[more]

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