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    • Covid-19, Research news
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    A multidimensional view of the coronavirus

    Covid-19: analysis of protein interactions as a route to new drugs

    What exactly happens when the corona virus SARS-CoV-2 infects a cell? In an article published in Nature, a team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry paints a comprehensive picture of the viral infection process. For the first time, the interaction between the coronavirus and a cell is documented at five distinct proteomics levels. This knowledge will help to gain a better understanding of the virus and find potential starting points for therapies.

    • Covid-19, Campus news
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    COVID-19: Perspectives on current research

    TU Munich public online lecture series enters second round

    As the past year has shown, science is central to dealing with and combating the Corona pandemic. Researchers are constantly creating new knowledge about the virus, advising policymakers and industry on medical, ethical and social issues. Leading scientists from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the Klinikum rechts der Isar will provide insights into their current research on the pandemic with the Covid-19 Lectures Series starting on April 14, 2021 - shedding light on various disciplines.

  • Exercise makes you hungry. A team of scientist from the Technical University of Munich and the University of Nebraska has now investigated the relationship in a randomized study.
    • Research news
    • Reading time: 4 MIN

    Losing weight through exercise

    Why physical activity entices you to eat more – and how to fight it

    Around two thirds of men and half of women in Germany* are overweight, according to statistics collected by the German Obesity Society. Concurrently millions of people want to lose weight. One way to do this is exercising. But what influence does sport have on (direct) eating habits? Scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the University of Nebraska (USA) have now investigated this question for the first time.

  • Prof. Job Boekoven (left) is the coordinator of the TUM Innovation Network Robot Intelligence in the Synthesis of Life (RISE).
    • Artificial Intelligence, Campus news
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    TUM Innovation Networks ready to go

    Interdisciplinary research off to a new start

    The Technical University of Munich (TUM) will use its interdisciplinary TUM Innovation Networks to create even more space for scientific creativity and groundbreaking developments. The first three TUM Innovation Networks address the diagnosis and treatment of psychological illnesses using Artificial Intelligence (AI), the development of novel materials using machine learning, and investigation of the nature of life using chemical and biophysical experiments in combination with AI and robotics.

    • Artificial Intelligence, Mobility, Research news
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    New early warning system for self-driving cars

    AI recognizes potentially critical traffic situations seven seconds in advance

    A team of researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has developed a new early warning system for vehicles that uses artificial intelligence to learn from thousands of real traffic situations. A study of the system was carried out in cooperation with the BMW Group. The results show that, if used in today’s self-driving vehicles, it can warn seven seconds in advance against potentially critical situations that the cars cannot handle alone – with over 85% accuracy.

  • Dr. Andreas Bachmann (left) watches through a safety glass as the robot welds two metal plates together with the rapidly rotating welding pin.
    • Research news
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    Strong weld joints for aerospace applications

    Measurements at the Research Neutron Source help with the development of intelligent welding equipment

    When a rocket is launched, the weld seams on the enormous fuel tanks must withstand immense forces. To produce joints with the necessary strength, a process known as “friction stir welding” is used. Scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) are working to make this process more efficient. They are using positrons generated by the Research Neutron Source Heinz Maier-Leibnitz (FRM II) to precisely localize “atomic holes” in the material.

  • The new design combines the functions of sports equipment and wheelchair.
    • Mobility, Research news
    • Reading time: 4 MIN

    Hybrid bike increases autonomy

    TUM researchers develop hybrid handbike for the disabled

    Unlike the classic bicycle, the handbike is powered by the arms and is one of the most popular pieces of sports equipment among paraplegics. But there's one major drawback: While on the go with a handbike, the rider has no wheelchair handy, for example to go shopping or go to a restroom. The new hybrid "BikAble" design, developed at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), combines the functions of the sports apparatus and the wheelchair.

    • Research news
    • Reading time: 3 MIN

    How activated T cells destroy the liver

    Auto-aggressive immune cells cause fatty liver hepatitis

    Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), often called ‘fatty liver hepatitis’, can lead to serious liver damage and liver cancer. A team of researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has discovered that this condition is caused by cells that attack healthy tissue – a phenomenon known as auto-aggression. Their results may help in the development of new therapies to avoid the consequences of NASH.