Gene expression - 4 News by TUM
Why are overweight people more susceptible to illness?
Size of fat cells can cause metabolic disorders
01-Dec-2022 - If you gain weight, the fat cells in the body get bigger. So in the extremely obese, those fat cells are greatly enlarged. Now, researchers from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) were able to show how enlarged fat cells can cause metabolic diseases. They also developed non-invasive ...
Artificially produced cells communicate with each other
Models of life
21-Jan-2019 - Friedrich Simmel und Aurore Dupin, researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), have for the first time created artificial cell assemblies that can communicate with each other. The cells, separated by fatty membranes, exchange small chemical signaling molecules to trigger more complex ...
DNA dominos on a chip
Carriers of genetic information packed together on a biochip like in nature
11-Aug-2016 - Normally, individual molecules of genetic material repel each other. However, when space is limited DNA molecules must be packed together more tightly. This case arises in sperm, cell nuclei and the protein shells of viruses. An international team of physicists has now succeeded in artificially ...
Novel German Research Alliance to Detect Precursors of Colorectal Cancer
Munich Technical University, Epigenomics AG and KVB to develop novel approaches to cancer prevention
28-May-2009 - The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research will fund a clinical research project for the early detection of colorectal cancer, to be realized by an alliance of Scientists from the 2nd Medical Clinic of the University vHospital rechts der Isar at the Munich Technical University, the ...
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