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  • Frank-Walter Steinmeier meets children and youth in experimental lab

    German Federal President visits the TUMlab

    Secondary school students show Frank-Walter Steinmeier and his wife Elke Büdenbender the TUMlab. (Image: Deutsches Museum)

    German Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier visited the TUMlab at the Deutsches Museum yesterday. Every year the laboratory gives approximately 3,000 secondary school students the opportunity to conduct experiments themselves and to design and build with technology. Steinmeier was impressed with the Technical University of Munich (TUM) approach to generating enthusiasm for science and engineering among children and youth.

  • Outstanding professors and young scientists honored

    Six appointments to Bavarian Academy

    Prof. Ingrid Kögel-Knabner in her laboratory

    The Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities has inducted four professors from the Technical University of Munich (TUM). Members of the Academy have "brought about a fundamental expansion of the body of knowledge" with their achievements in their respective disciplines. Furthermore, two TUM researchers were inducted into the Academy's Junges Kolleg. This colloquium for young academics will give them an opportunity for interdisciplinary discussion of their research projects, which will be funded by scholarships.

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

    Protection for the gut barrier

    The authors of the study talking in a lab room.

    Stem cell transplants can save lives, for example in patients with leukemia. However, these treatments are not free of risks. One complication that may occur is graft-versus-host disease (GVHD), basically donor-derived immune cells attacking the recipient’s body. A team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has identified molecular mechanisms that may protect patients against this dangerous response in the future. The key to preventing GVHD is in the gut.

  • Molecule stabilizes plaques inside neck arteries

    microRNA may reduce stroke risk

    A human skeleton with neck arteries.

    The molecule microRNA-210 stabilises deposits in the carotid artery and can prevent them from tearing. Thus, it may prevent dangerous blood clots from forming. This is what scientists headed by Prof. Lars Mägdefessel, Professor of Vascular Biology at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and head of a junior scientist group in the German Centre for Cardiovascular Research (DZHK) have discovered. Their results open up new treatment approaches to reduce stroke risk in patients with carotid arteries at risk of rupturing.

  • Six TUM spin-offs represented on the "Forbes 30 under 30 Europe" list

    Europe's most innovative young entrepreneurs

    prototype of Lilium Aviation's air taxi

    As many as six spin-offs from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) appear on this year's "Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe" list. The US magazine ranks 300 particularly innovative personalities under 30 years of age. Among the ideas developed by the entrepreneurs are a wheelchair control unit operated by head movements and a lightweight vertical take-off aircraft. At the same time the German commercial daily "Handelsblatt" has included five TUM spin-offs in its selection of "100 German Innovators". All the start-ups were supported by the TUM.

  • Allergy research: pollen found in high altitudes

    Pollen-hunt by plane

    A small plane.

    Plant pollen and fungal spores can be found at variable heights in the air, even at elevations up to 2000 meters. This is the conclusion of a report by researchers of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and Helmholtz Zentrum München  together with Greek colleagues, which was published in the journal ‘Scientific Reports’. Hitherto it was assumed that such allergens are mainly present close to where they are released, namely near ground level.

  • Breakthrough for comparative genomics in cereals and genome-based breeding for crop improvement

    Draft sequence of the rye genome

    Cereal rye is a diploid Triticeae species closely related to bread wheat and barley and is one of the parents of the man-made cereal Triticale. (Photo: E. Bauer/ TUM)

    A team of German plant researchers from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and from the Leibniz-Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research in Gatersleben (IPK) reports on a whole-genome draft sequence of rye. This rye whole-genome sequence closes a gap in Triticeae genome research and represents a genome resource of high value for comparative genomics, functional studies and genome-based breeding for sustainable crop production.

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