Atrial fibrillation is a common abnormal heart rhythm. It is treated either with medications or by applying heat or extreme cold to destroy small specific tissue areas in the atrium. This inevitably causes small wounds. A team at the Cardiac and Vascular Surgery Unit of the German Heart Center Munich (DHM) of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has now discovered a blood-borne marker that quickly reveals the extent of such wounds, allowing healing and the success of the intervention to be monitored precisely.
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The Technical University of Munich (TUM) opened the Friedrich N. Schwarz Research Station in Berchtesgaden today. In a sustainable building made from wood, TUM will be researching the alpine ecosystem and examining new ways to teach the natural sciences in schools. The station was funded by the TUM University Foundation.
The Board of Trustees of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has appointed engineering professor Gerhard Kramer to the role of Senior Vice President Research and Innovation. In 2010, TUM made the communications engineer a Humboldt Professor. He will take over from Prof. Thomas Hofmann, who will become TUM President in October.
Once again, the students of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) win the Hyperloop competition – the fourth win in a row. At a top speed of 288 miles per hour (463 km/h) the TUM Hyperloop-team left all other teams in the international competition far behind.
The Technical University of Munich (TUM) has secured the title "University of Excellence" for the third time in succession. As announced today by Anja Karliczek, the Federal Minister for Education and Research, the excellence strategy "TUM.THE ENTREPRENEURIAL UNIVERSITY – Innovation by Talents, Excellence, and Responsibility" proved a winning formula. That makes TUM the only technical university to place among the winners in every round since the inception of the federal and state-level excellence competition in 2006.
It has been 50 years since the lunar module "Eagle" landed on the Moon. On board was a laser ranging retroreflector (LRR), which the astronauts positioned on the lunar surface. Several laser stations continue to use it today to analyze orbital characteristics of the Earth-Moon system. One of them is the Geodetic Observatory Wettzell, which is operated by the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in cooperation with the Federal Agency for Cartography and Geodesy. Prof. Karl Ulrich Schreiber explains why the reflector remains important for science today.
With an inauguration ceremony, the Bavarian Research Institute for Digital Transformation (BIDT) commenced its activities today. Under the leadership of Alexander Pretschner, Professor at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), this is where changes in all areas of life due to digitalization will be researched.
Bacteria do not simply perish in hunger phases fortuitously; rather, the surrounding cells have a say as well. A research team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has now discovered that two factors, above all, decide over life and death: the energy required to continue living and the efficiency with which surviving cells can recycle biomass from dead cells.
Over the past 22 years, sea levels in the Arctic have risen an average of 2.2 millimeters per year. This is the conclusion of a Danish-German research team after evaluating 1.5 billion radar measurements of various satellites using specially developed algorithms.
At the newly opened "Center for Combined Smart Energy Systems," scientists from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) are investigating so-called microgrids. These are indispensable to implanting the energy transition. Prof. Thomas Hamacher, Director of the Munich School of Engineering (MSE), explains why we need to undertake significant changes in the energy sector in the coming years.