Tox "exhausts" immune cells - Molecular switch for reduced immune cell function discovered

Tumors and certain viral infections pose a challenge to the human body which the immune system typically fails to hand. In these diseases it switches to hypofunctional state that prevent adequate protection. A research team from...[more]


Reducing soft drink consumption effectively - Sugary beverages: review identifies most effective preventive measures

Soft drinks dominate the beverage market worldwide. Rising consumption of these sugary drinks is regarded as one of the major factors driving the global obesity epidemic, and has been linked to increased risk of diabetes,...[more]


Interdisciplinary research takes time - Prof. Ruth Müller discusses challenges facing interdisciplinary research centers

Interdisciplinarity is becoming increasingly important in research. Yet there are structures in place that make careers in science more difficult for interdisciplinary researchers, according to Ruth Müller, Professor of Science...[more]

New degree programs at TUM - New Bachelor's and Master’s programs

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) will launch two new Bachelor's programs and three new Master's programs as of winter semester 2019/20. All curricula will teach specialized knowledge and its application in...[more]

How plants defend themselves - Plant immune system detects bacteria through small fatty acid molecules

Like humans and animals, plants defend themselves against pathogens with the help of their immune system. But how do they activate their cellular defenses? Researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have now...[more]


Butterfly numbers down by two thirds - High-intensity agriculture reduces number of butterfly species in adjacent areas

Meadows adjacent to high-intensity agricultural areas are home to less than half the number of butterfly species than areas in nature preserves. The number of individuals is even down to one-third of that number. These are...[more]

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