When genes mutate, it can lead to the development of diseases. But there are exceptions. If the gene RIM1S is altered in nerve cells, it can also have a positive effect, leading to higher intelligence.
How can physicians help patients suffering from mental health disorders like chronic pain, depression and stroke?
An interdisciplinary team of researchers at TUM is developing new methods to investigate the neuronal patterns underlying these conditions.
Research projects at HSWT are investigating the climate-protection potential of peatlands—and are at the heart of environmental protection efforts in Bavaria’s rural landscape.
Parasitic worms help Professor Clarissa Prazeres da Costa and her team better understand the human immune system in order to find solutions to global health problems.
Why do blood clots develop in the first place—and why do they tend to recur?
LMU researcher Konstantin Stark believes that the answers lie in the immune system.
Prof. Jürgen Groll is one of the driving forces behind the Würzburg Center of Polymers for Life. In this interview, he discusses the new center—and the challenges involved in 3D printing living tissue.
As part of his doctoral research, Frédéric Lapierre works on creating and improving culture media for biocementing bacteria—which could yield sustainable applications for the construction industry and environmental engineering.
Biodiversity researchers develop mechanistic simulation models to unravel the processes influencing biodiversity origin, maintenance and dynamics across space and time, from individuals to entire ecosystems.
SciFiMed is a multi-disciplinary project that combines fundamental immunological research with novel nanomaterial biosensor development translated into proof-of-principle diagnostics. International experts as well as biotechnology enterprises and health institutions are involved in the project.
Scientists at the University of Bayreuth are conducting cutting-edge, interdisciplinary research in biofabrication. The high-tech processes they are developing open up new possibilities for biomedical therapies.