Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

How crystals precipitate cell death

Crystal formation plays a defining role in the pathogenesis of a range of common diseases, such as gout and atherosclerosis. Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich researchers led by Hans-Joachim Anders have now ...

Jan 28, 2016
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Yin and yang in retinal degeneration

Mutations in the peripherin-2 gene are among the major causes of retinal degeneration. LMU researchers have now discovered why different mutations in the gene preferentially affect one or other of the two types of photoreceptor ...

Jan 26, 2016
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Grid cells: Reading the neural code for space

The cognitive map for spatial navigation is thought to rely on grid cells. Scientists at Ludwigs-Maximilians-Universitaet in Munich and Harvard University have now put forward a mathematical theory that explains key grid-cell ...

Dec 18, 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 and lupus ...

Jun 12, 2015
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