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cancer cells

Mutable Cancer Cells Are More Dangerous

Pancreatic cancer often spreads, forming metastases in the liver or lungs. The prognosis is better for patients with metastases in the lungs. However, the...
plant development

How Plants Work on the Inside

Vascular tissue in plants distributes water and nutrients, thereby ensuring constant growth. Each newly developed cell needs to develop into its respective cell type...
3D printer

Flow Probes from the 3D Printer

After completing her mechanical engineering studies at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) Katharina Kreitz was virtually flooded with job offers from renowned companies....
enzyme

The Enzyme Designers

Practically all biochemical processes involve enzymes that accelerate chemical reactions. A research team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has now for the...
Automated electric vehicles

BMBF Project Puts Automated Electric Vehicle on the Road

The German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) funded project UNICARagil aims to rethink vehicles and their development processes. The goal is a disruptive,...
lithium-ion cellsvideo

Filling Lithium-Ion Cells Faster

Developers from Bosch and scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) are using neutrons to analyze the filling of lithium ion batteries for...
neurodegenerative diseases

A Neuron Can Cause a Domino Effect

If the sense of smell disappears, this can indicate a disease such as Alzheimer's or Parkinson's disease. However, unlike previously assumed, general degenerations in...
peptide medication

Breakthrough for Peptide Medication

Peptides are short chains of amino acids. In the human body, they control diverse functions as signaling molecules. Well-known examples include insulin, which comprises...
myelinvideo

Watching Myelin Patterns Form

Nerve fibers are surrounded by a myelin sheath. Scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have now made the first-ever “live” observations of...
e-trike

Easy Mobility with the E-Trike

Researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have developed an e-trike on behalf of the Munich Public Transit Agency (Münchner Verkehrsgesellschaft or MVG)....
microbes

Enzyme from Briny Deep Resurrected in the Lab

Mysterious microbes that thrive in hot and super-salty brine lakes at the bottom of the Red Sea could yield a treasure trove of new...
ventilation systemvideo

Auto-Reactive Facade Ventilation Saves Energy

"Our approach is fundamentally different from all previous concepts: For decades, efforts to air condition glazed office and administration buildings have grown continuously more...
Lymphoma

Shut-Off Switch for Lymphoma

A safety switch that automatically stops the device for example before it overheats are built into many electrical appliances. The body's cells are also...
sensor molecule

Visible Signals from Brain and Heart

Key processes in the body are controlled by the concentration of calcium in and around cells. A team from the Technical University of Munich...
3D printingvideo

3D Printing in Concrete

Concrete components are traditionally made by casting. But the mold needed places significant limitations on design possibilities. 3D printing now provides new freedom in...
cardiac fibrosis

Suppression of miR-29 Protects Against Cardiac Fibrosis

Cardiac fibrosis involves an increase of connective tissue in the cardiac muscle, causing a loss of function. A team of researchers at the Technical...
urban trees

Urban Trees Are Growing Faster Worldwide

„While the effects of climate change on tree growth in forests have been extensively studied, there is little information available so far for urban...
Computer Tomographyvideo

Nano-CT Device Successfully Tested

Computer Tomography (CT) is a standard procedure in hospitals, but so far, the technology has not been suitable for imaging extremely small objects. In...
heart attack

Heart Attacks: The Dangerous First Year

Heart attacks pose a greater threat to women than to men. A team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has determined that in...
breast cancer

How Obesity Promotes Breast Cancer

Obesity leads to the release of cytokines into the bloodstream which impact the metabolism of breast cancer cells, making them more aggressive as a...