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Prostate Tumor

Blood Test Predicts Prostate Tumor Resistance

When bacteria develop antibiotic resistance, treatment with these medications becomes ineffective. Similarly, tumor cells can also change in such a way that renders them...
electric carvideo

aCar – the Electric “All-Rounder”

An electric car for Africa, custom-designed for the needs of the population there, that strengthens rural structures and helps drive the economy: Scientists at...
vascular diseases

Liver Inflammation Raises Cholesterol Levels

Inflammatory processes in the liver lead to elevated cholesterol levels in people with diabetes, thus promoting subsequent vascular diseases. This is the result of...
quadrocopters

Unmanned Flying Wing Successfully Tested

Small quadrocopters deliver packages door to door, air taxis carry their passengers through the city: In the future Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) will be...
immunization

Statistical Analysis for Optimal Immunization

When T cells encounter an antigen, they proliferate and produce various types of daughter cells. A team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM)...
Dementia

Dementia: New Substance Improves Brain Function

The protein amyloid beta is believed to be the major cause of Alzheimer’s disease. Substances that reduce the production of amyloid beta, such as...
Tetrahedronvideo

Running Light Around a Tetrahedron

The world has so far taken relatively little notice of Fürstenfeldbruck, a town located about 20 km from Munich. It certainly doesn’t rate as...
carcinogenic

Antibody Against Carcinogenic Substance Deciphered

Summertime is barbecue time. However, when fat reacts with glowing coal, a substance chemists call benzopyrene is created. It is a widespread environmental toxin...
mental health

Mental Health Counts

Scientists of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and Helmholtz Zentrum München asked about 3,600 participants about well-being in later life. The results, which...
quantum computers

Classical Mechanics Helps Control Quantum Computers

Quantum technology is seen as an important future-oriented technology: smaller, faster and with higher performance than conventional electronics. However, exploiting quantum effects is difficult...
smart sensors

Everything under Control with Smart Sensors

The track network of the German railway system has 66,454 switches. If just one of them fails, the effects can ripple through the entire...
grasslands

How Grassland Management Without the Loss of Species Works

The intensive management of grasslands is bad for biodiversity. However, a study by the Terrestrial Ecology Research Group at the Technical University of Munich...
DNA

We Are Much More Unique than Assumed

Every human being has a unique DNA "fingerprint". In other words, the genetic material of any two individuals can be clearly distinguished. Computational biologists...
rare genetic disorders

New Route to Diagnosis

Taken in the aggregate, so-called rare illnesses are anything but rare. They affect about eight percent of the global population. The majority of these conditions...
cancer

How Bile Duct Cancer Develops and How It Can Be Prevented

Two different types of cancer can develop in the liver. The more common malignant tumors are hepatocellular carcinomas, which arise from liver cells. Less...
Rare genetic disorders

New Route to a Diagnosis

In about half of all patients with rare hereditary disorders, it is still unclear what exact position of the genome is responsible for their...
tumor metabolism

New Insights into the Tumor Metabolism

Tumors, inflammation and circulatory disorders locally disturb the body's acid-base balance. These changes in pH value could be used for example to verify the...
stem cell, gut

Protection for the gut barrier

Stem cell transplants: activating signal paths may protect from graft-versus-host disease
Stem cell transplants

Protection for the Gut Barrier

Stem cell transplants can save lives, for example in patients with leukemia. However, these treatments are not free of risks. One complication that may...
cardiac health

Zinc Supply Affects Cardiac Health

In addition to essential metabolic functions, the level of zinc in the body also affects the heart muscle. When oxidative stress occurs, it may...