Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

Transmural control of plaque formation

In atherosclerosis, fatty "plaques" form in the inner layer of arteries. As an LMU team now shows, specialized lymphoid organs found on the outer arterial wall adjacent to plaques help to restrain the inflammation ...

Jun 17, 2015
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New immunoregulation and biomarker

Clinicians at LMU have elucidated a mechanism involved in determining the lifespan of antibody-producing cells, and identified a promising new biomarker for monitoring autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis ...

Jun 12, 2015
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Sharing doesn't hurt

Preschoolers already recognize what it feels like to be left out when goodies are being shared. In a new study, Researchers at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich show that 3-year-olds can anticipate ...

May 19, 2015
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Why grid-cell lattices are hexagonal

Specialized brain cells provide an internal coordinate system that enables mammals to orient in space. Scientists at LMU and Harvard University have now shown mathematically why these cells generate hexagonal ...

Apr 30, 2015
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Macrophages as T-cell primers

New work by Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich researchers demonstrates that macrophages can effectively substitute for so-called dendritic cells as primers of T-cell-dependent immune responses. ...

Apr 15, 2015
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Biobanks need legal regulation, says expert

Biobanks are repositories of personal medical data and biological material, such as DNA, blood and tissue samples, collected for research purposes. Legal scholars at LMU and Augsburg University recently produced ...

Apr 13, 2015
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Neural spines operate like miniature neurons

Nerve cells use a much larger repertoire of data-processing structures than previously thought. Research at LMU and in Regensburg shows that the so-called spines on the dendritic processes of neurons are ...

Jan 26, 2015
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The astounding career of the calorie

Contemporary Western societies place great emphasis on health and physical fitness, but what does the recent focus on performance tell us about how we live now? A new project at LMU looks at the causes and ...

Jan 08, 2015
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