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A juvenile blood fluke. Schistosomiasis infection can lead to liver cirrhosis, among others. Image: Clarissa Prazeres da Costa / TUM

Interactions between bacteria and parasites

Blood flukes and H. pylori: co-infection changes immune response.
In the EU, doctors implant more than 100,000 defibrillators every year. This procedure saves lives but it also harbors risks. A new ECG procedure may help to identify the patients most likely to benefit. Image: iStock.com / Tonpor Kasa

Who benefits from a defibrillator?

ECG procedure indicates whether an implantable defibrillator will extend a patient's life.
Robots are expected to take over a lot of work in the near future. Image: istockphoto.com / YakobchukOlena

Employees less upset at being replaced by robots than by people

The study assesses the psychological impact of job losses through technology.
Neurons in the hippocampus, a brain region for learning and memory, that is impaired already at early stages of Alzheimer┬┤s disease. Image: Y. Zhang und A. Konnerth / TUM

Direct toxic action of beta-amyloid identified

Scientists have identified early cellular dysfunction in Alzheimer's patients who have already developed clinical symptoms contain large clumps of the protein beta-amyloid, known as plaques.
Defects in thin molybdenum sulfide layers, generated by bombardment with helium ions, can serve as nano-light sources for quantum technologies. Image: Christoph Hohmann / MCQST

Light in the nanoworld

A team of international scientists led by Alexander Holleitner and Jonathan Finley, physicists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), has successfully placed light...
The death of nerve cells (depicted here) causes disability in MS.

Vaccinations not a risk factor for multiple sclerosis

Big-data analysis shows no correlation between vaccinations and MS.
The simultaneous analysis of odorants and tastants could simplify and accelerate the quality control of food in the future. Image: A. Dunkel / LSB / TUM

Simplifying and accelerating better food quality control

Scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the Leibniz-Institute for Food Systems Biology have developed a new methodology for the simultaneous analysis of odorants and tastants. It could simplify and accelerate the quality control of food in the future.
Platin-nanoparticles with 40 atoms. Image: B. Garlyyev / TUM

Activity of fuel cell catalysts doubled

Fuel cells may well replace batteries as the power source for electric cars. They consume hydrogen, a gas which could be delivered, for example...
Dr. Eve Stenson uses spare parts to demonstrate the structure of the positron trap. (Image: Axel Griesch / IPP)

A trap for positrons

Positron, also called positive electron, positively charged subatomic particle having the same mass and magnitude of charge as the electron and constituting the antiparticle...