Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

The Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (German: Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München), commonly known as the University of Munich or LMU, is a university in Munich, Germany. A public research university, it is amongst Germany's oldest universities.

Address
Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1, Munich, Bavaria, Germany
Website
http://www.uni-muenchen.de/
Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ludwig_Maximilian_University_of_Munich

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Genetics

Improved vectors for ocular gene therapy

Strategies based on the use of gene therapy to mitigate the effects of mutations that cause blindness are undergoing rapid development. Novel gene vectors now achieve widespread gene delivery and reduce the risks associated ...

Medical research

Functionality of immune cells in early life

A study by LMU researchers shows that putatively immature dendritic cells found in young children are able to induce robust immune responses. The results could lead to improved vaccination protocols.

Medical research

Coaxing cancer cells to commit suicide

An LMU team has identified an enzyme that is essential for DNA repair. Loss of this factor leads to cell death when cancer cells accumulate DNA damage. Chemical inhibition of the target protein offers a possible strategy ...

Medical research

An unconventional ion channel

Scientists at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich have identified the first mechanosensitive ion channel to be found in an intracellular vesicle system. It responds to concentration changes within the vesicle, ...

Cardiology

How is the heartbeat regulated?

The heart can stably maintain blood flow—at rest or under stress—over a lifetime. Using a mouse model, an LMU team has now uncovered the role played by a specific class of ion channels in controlling the heart rate.

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