News - LMU Munich // de-de Wed, 12 Jun 2019 Check the traffic lights! How can current levels of soft-drink consumption be effectively reduced? A team of researchers in Munich has identified a set of measures that have been shown to work. Wed, 12 Jun 2019 16:00:00 +0200 Promoting self-healing after heart attack LMU researchers led by Oliver Söhnlein have shown that a protein which stimulates the resolution of inflammatory reactions enhances cardiac repair following heart attack in both mice and pigs. Mon, 10 Jun 2019 00:00:00 +0200 What organizes the genome in the nucleus? Spatial separation of active from inactive fractions of the genome in the cell nucleus is crucial for gene expression control. A new study uncovers leading mechanisms of such separation and turns our picture of the nucleus upside down. Thu, 06 Jun 2019 00:00:00 +0200 What makes pathogens successful? A new EU-funded Innovative Training Network in the field of infection biology and chromatin biology will begin at LMU in November. The interdisciplinary ITN will explore the interactions between unicellular pathogens and their hosts at the single-cell level. Mon, 03 Jun 2019 14:00:00 +0200 Direct observation of giant molecules Physicists at LMU and the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics (MPQ) achieved to form giant diatomic molecules and optically detect them afterwards by using a high-resolution objective. Mon, 03 Jun 2019 14:00:00 +0200 New Humboldt Laureates at LMU Historian Andreas Daum (State University of New York) and materials scientist Andrey Rogach (City University of Hong Kong) have received the Humboldt Foundation’s Carl Friedrich von Siemens Research Award and will come to LMU in July 2019. Daum will be hosted by Professor Margit Szöllösi-Janze (Chair of Contemporary History) in the History Department. Rogach’s host at LMU will be Professor Jochen Feldmann (Chair of Photonics and Optoelectronics) in the Nano-Institute Munich at the Physics Department. Tue, 28 May 2019 17:00:00 +0200 New CRC for LMU The DFG has approved a new LMU-based Collaborative Research Center devoted to ‘cultures of vigilance?as a historical and cultural phenomenon. Funding for two existing CRCs has been extended. Mon, 27 May 2019 15:00:00 +0200 Signs of selection in the stomach Helicobacter pylori, a globally distributed gastric bacterium, is genetically highly adaptable. Microbiologists at LMU have now characterized its population structure in individual patients, demonstrating an important role of antibiotics for its within-patient evolution. Fri, 24 May 2019 14:00:00 +0200 The Future of Academic Freedom Article 5 of Germany’s Constitution protects the freedom of “the arts and sciences, research and teaching? thus guaranteeing freedom of expression and enquiry. We asked LMU faculty why it was included and what challenges it now faces. Thu, 23 May 2019 12:00:00 +0200 A disc around the dwarf Astronomers have discovered a so-called proto-disc around the proto-brown dwarf Mayrit. With this discovery, they were able to confirm for the first time that this celestial body was formed in the same way as sun-like stars. Mon, 20 May 2019 17:00:00 +0200 ڵ羺