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Today’s challenges – Tomorrow's research and teaching

The 21st century faces numerous challenges: global warming, population explosion, food security and dwindling fossil fuel reserves are the crises of our time. Addressing these challenges will require cutting-edge research – both fundamental and applied. As a discipline encompassing this entire spectrum of issues, from food production to the supply of biogenetic raw materials through to the preservation of livable environments, the life sciences will play a leading role in these efforts.

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The secret of mushroom colors - Mushrooms: Darker fruiting bodies in cold climates

The fly agaric with its red hat is perhaps the most evocative of the diverse and variously colored mushroom species. Hitherto, the purpose of these colors was shrouded in mystery. Researchers at the Technical University of Munich...[more]


18.06.2019

Tox "exhausts" immune cells - Molecular switch for reduced immune cell function discovered

Tumors and certain viral infections pose a challenge to the human body which the immune system typically fails to hand. In these diseases it switches to hypofunctional state that prevent adequate protection. A research team from...[more]


18.06.2019

Reducing soft drink consumption effectively - Sugary beverages: review identifies most effective preventive measures

Soft drinks dominate the beverage market worldwide. Rising consumption of these sugary drinks is regarded as one of the major factors driving the global obesity epidemic, and has been linked to increased risk of diabetes,...[more]


17.06.2019

Interdisciplinary research takes time - Prof. Ruth Müller discusses challenges facing interdisciplinary research centers

Interdisciplinarity is becoming increasingly important in research. Yet there are structures in place that make careers in science more difficult for interdisciplinary researchers, according to Ruth Müller, Professor of Science...[more]


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