A research team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has quantified the effects of an infection with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) on the development of cervical cancer. Their results show that the risk of developing cervical cancer is six times higher in women who are infected with HIV. Southern and Eastern Africa are particularly affected.
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A research group has built the world’s largest database on political decisions related to the coronavirus pandemic. With CoronaNet data on approximately 50,000 measures taken in 195 countries, some down to the municipal level, can be retrieved and filtered. As a result, the database offers a highly granular basis for governments, researchers and media to analyze the impact of pandemic policies. The project is being spearheaded by the Bavarian School for Public Policy at the Technical University of Munich (TUM).
The pandemic has shown how central science is for many areas of society: researchers are creating new knowledge about the virus, they are developing vaccines and treatment options, and they are advising politicians and industry. Leading scientists from TUM and the Klinikum rechts der Isar are now providing insights into their current research on the pandemic in a public online lecture series - highlighting various disciplines.
A team of researchers from the Technical University of Munich (TUM), the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities (BAdW) and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim has discovered an exciting method for controlling spin carried by quantized spin wave excitations in antiferromagnetic insulators.
Since the 2019/20 season, controversial referee calls in the English Premier League may be technically reviewed and, if deemed necessary, corrected. Using a Twitter analysis of 129 games in the English Premier League, a research team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has now determined how decisions made by video referees affect the mood of the fans.
The Technical University of Munich (TUM) is the strongest research university in Germany when it comes to business sciences. This reaffirms its number one position in the WirtschaftsWoche rankings.
Combining neuroscience and robotic research has gained impressive results in the rehabilitation of paraplegic patients. A research team led by Prof. Gordon Cheng from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) was able to show that exoskeleton training not only helped patients to walk, but also stimulated their healing process. With these findings in mind, Prof. Cheng wants to take the fusion of robotics and neuroscience to the next level.
Prof. Jürgen Ruland, from TUM’s Rechts der Isar Hospital, will receive the 2021 Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize. The Professor of Clinical Chemistry is being honored for his outstanding scientific work in the field of immunology, which has led to a fundamentally new understanding of the signal transmission pathways in immune and cancer cells, as announced by the German Research Foundation (DFG). The most important German research award includes 2.5 million euros in prize money. The award winner can use this money for future research.
Professor Heiko Briesen and Johanna Baehr have been honored with the "Bavarian Prize for Excellence in Teaching" at state universities in Bavaria. Bernd Sibler, Bavarian Minister of Science and the Arts, recognized the process engineer and electrical engineer at the suggestion of the Technical University of Munich (TUM).
The positively charged protons in atomic nuclei should actually repel each other, and yet even heavy nuclei with many protons and neutrons stick together. The so-called strong interaction is responsible for this. Prof. Laura Fabbietti and her research group at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have now developed a method to precisely measure the strong interaction utilizing particle collisions in the ALICE experiment at CERN in Geneva.