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If a woman gains excessive weight during pregnancy, it could lead to gestational diabetes, an increased risk of cesarean section or excessive birth weight of the newborn. (Image: gpointstudio / istockphotos)

Weight gain difficult to influence through lifestyle counseling

Weigh gain during pregnancy could pose a problem for both the mother and child. It could even lead to gestational diabetes, an increased risk of...
Liver failure caused by attack on blood vessel cells

Liver failure caused by attack on blood vessel cells

A disease of the liver with viral hepatitis, for example, the hepatitis B virus can advance in very different ways: the liver inflammation (hepatitis)...
n their simulation, Prof. Thomas Auer (l.) and Manuel de-Borja-Torrejón (r.) consider expansion scenarios for renewable energies and the data of the building stock. (Image: A. Eckert / TUM)

Electric heating could save CO2 emissions

Renewable energy power generation has grown as a result of clean energy policies in many countries. Renewable energy is reliable and plentiful and will potentially...
Laura Tiemann, first author of the new study about pain perception, prepares together with Markus Ploner, Heisenberg Professor for Human Pain Research, a volunteer for the EEG-measurements. (Image: K. Bauer / TUM)

How our brain process painful event?

Pain is an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage. In a new study, scientists for the first time investigated in...
Seeing begins before we actually see anything

Seeing begins before we actually see anything

To speak with one another, neurons utilize chemical messengers known as synapses. The two most essential synapses in the human mind, glutamate, and GABA...
The „Phactory“-team at the award ceremony in Boston. They received the second prize for their new production method of bacteriophages at the international iGEM-competition. (Image: G. Westmeyer / TUM)

New production method for viruses that attack bacteria

Bacteriophages, or phages for short, are infections that can assault and specifically eliminate bacteria. They are viewed as a viable option in contrast to...
The taste of fermented foods such as cheese or yoghurt is very popular with consumers worldwide

Making cheese & co. taste better

The taste of fermented foods, for example, cheddar, yogurt, brew, yeast dough, or soy sauce is exceptionally prevalent with customers around the world. Notwithstanding...
43 copper and 12 aluminum atoms form a cluster that has the properties of an atom. This heterometallic superatom is the largest ever produced in a laboratory.

The gods of small things

Numerous groups of analysts are trying different things with new material mixes made of lower-cost base metals, for example, iron, copper, or aluminum. Be...
That's what the truck of the future might look like. (Image: Chair of Industrial Design / TUM)

The truck of the future

Trucks will stay essential to load transport in the forthcoming decades. Researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and their accomplices have built...