Implantable defibrillators can save lives, but also harbor risks. A major European study headed by three researchers from the Technical University of Munich (TUM), LMU München and University Medical Center Göttingen has found that a special ECG method can help to identify the patients most likely to benefit from these devices. The results of the study have now been published in The Lancet.
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One of the particular strengths of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) is its presence on the international stage. Current statistics illustrate why TUM has the strongest draw among German universities when it comes to students and scientists from abroad.
Based on findings from a research network at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), the Munich Student Union is building three residential buildings for students at the Garching campus. The buildings will be constructed according to the principles of " Einfach Bauen" (build simply).
It is among the most spectacular events in the universe: a merger of neutron stars. An international team of researchers with strong representation from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has completed the first laboratory measurements of thermal electromagnetic radiation arising in such collisions. The resulting data enabled them to calculate the prevailing temperature when such stars merge.
The rare isotope iron-60 is created in massive stellar explosions. Only a very small amount of this isotope reaches the earth from distant stars. Now, a research team with significant involvement from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has discovered iron-60 in Antarctic snow for the first time. The scientists suggest that the iron isotope comes from the interstellar neighborhood.
The film portrait of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) "150 Jahre culture of excellence" has reached the finals of the image film competition of the Munich Metropolitan Region. A jury selected the ten best films from over 100 submissions in two categories. The final decision is now up to the audience.
This year's “Shanghai Ranking” yet again rates the Technical University of Munich (TUM) Germany's best technical university. It is the only German technical university among the top 100 and was ranked 57th among the world's universities. In the recently published subject rankings by the same organization, TUM receives high marks in several fields of research, confirming its top international quality.
Generally speaking, most people find the idea of workers being replaced by robots or software worse than if the jobs are taken over by other workers. But when their own jobs are at stake, people would rather prefer to be replaced by robots than by another employee. That is the conclusion of a study by the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and Erasmus University in Rotterdam.
Hyperactive neurons in specific areas of the brain are believed to be an early perturbation in Alzheimer's disease. For the first time, a team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) was able to explain the reasons and mechanisms underlying this early and therefore important neuronal dysfunction. They found that the excitatory neurotransmitter glutamate persists for too long near active neurons. This causes a pathological overstimulation of those neurons – most likely contributing critically to impaired learning and memory loss in Alzheimer’s patients.
Heiner Bubb, professor emeritus of Ergonomics, and Petra Marzin, Managing Director of the TUM School of Education, have been elected ombudspersons of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) by the TUM Senate. They will provide advice on questions of good scientific practice and investigate cases of suspected scientific misconduct.