Prof. Dr. med. Renate Oberhoffer-Fritz, Dean of the Department of Sport and Health Sciences at the Technical University of Munich calls for “children and adolescents to finally get more exercise” in response to recent WHO recommendations.
In German-speaking countries, teenagers are allowed to drink alcohol from the age of 16. In a comprehensive data analysis, taking Austria as an example, a team of economists from Passau and Linz have investigated the impact of this low minimum legal drinking age on teenage binge drinking.
An exciting research project with current relevance and a wide range of possible applications is currently underway at Hof University of Applied Sciences: The Institute for Material Sciences (ifm) is doing research on antibacterial surface coatings. In the future, these paint compounds are going to be used in hospitals, doctors' surgeries or even in public transport systems in particular and will inhibit the spread of bacteria and viruses. For the first time, a natural substance, which can be obtained by the remains of crustaceans that has been little used so far, will help.
In order to combat the Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 the legislator is also among those faced with enormous challenges. Scholars from the University of Passau examine possibilities and limitations for a coherent legal framework.
An international research team led by Prof. Dr. Othmar Moser, Professor of Exercise Physiology & Metabolism at the University of Bayreuth, has developed guidelines for glucose management around exercise. The recommendations published in the journals "Diabetologia" and "Pediatric Diabetes" aim to protect people with diabetes type 1 from hypo- and hyperglycaemia.
Researchers of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have cultured so-called intestinal organoids from human intestinal tissue, which is a common byproduct when performing bowel surgery. These small “miniature intestines” can be used for molecular biological examinations and allow for a direct application of research results to humans, thereby making animal experiments redundant.