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New CRC for LMU

05/27/2019 | Research grants

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.

Signs of selection in the stomach

05/24/2019 | Infection biology

Signs of selection in the stomach

Helicobacter pylori, a globally distributed gastric bacterium, is genetically highly adaptable. Microbiologists have now characterized its population structure in individual patients, demonstrating an important role of antibiotics for its within-patient evolution.

Measures for cleaner air Foto: imago images / Arnulf Hettrich

05/20/2019 | Epidemiology

Measures for cleaner air

Worldwide, a broad range of measures have been introduced to reduce outdoor air pollution. A systematic review by LMU epidemiologists takes stock of the evidence, and recommends a greater focus on improved evaluation methods and study design.

Making the best of sparse information Foto: imago images / blickwinkel AGAMI T. Douma

05/17/2019 | Echolocation

Making the best of sparse information

New findings reported by LMU researchers challenge a generally accepted model of echolocation in bats. They demonstrate that bats require far less spatial information than previously thought to navigate effectively.

Restoring ion-channel function Foto: imago images / Waldmüller

05/15/2019 | Juvenile dementia

Restoring ion-channel function

LMU researchers have received funding for a new study designed to probe the roles of intracellular ion transporters in juvenile dementia. They will also search for effective therapies for these devastating diseases.

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