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Ripeness is all Foto: Elora Gompel

03/10/2017 | Behavioral biology

Ripeness is all

In contrast to other members of the Drosophila family, the spotted-wing fly D. suzukii deposits its eggs in ripe fruits. LMU biologists have now elucidated the sensory basis of their ability to exploit a novel ecological niche.

Live and let live Foto: AG Brocker/LMU

03/09/2017 | Immunology

Live and let live

In order to maintain the microflora in the gut, the immune system must be taught to tolerate foreign bacteria. LMU researches have now shown how immune surveillance cells are educated to perform this task.

LMU leads its German peers

03/09/2017 | ERC’s first decade

LMU leads its German peers

Journalists on their robot pretenders Grafik: ktsdesign / fotolia.com

03/02/2017 | Robo-journalism

Journalists on their robot pretenders

In spite of its limitations, automated journalism will expand. According to media researchers, this development underlines the need for critical, contextualised journalism.

Stocking up on spare parts

03/01/2017 | Neurobiology

Stocking up on spare parts

LMU researchers show, for the first time, that the orientation of the plane of division of neural stem cells at a specific stage during embryonic development determines the capacity of the adult brain to replace nerve cells.

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