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.
Enigmatic lichen-derived compound synthesized
Researchers at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich report the first biomimetic chemical synthesis of portentol, a natural product found in lichens. The synthesis confirms a biosynthetic hypothesis that explains how portentol ...
Rising demand for food around the world can be met without expansion of agricultural cropland
In order to keep pace with projected rates of population growth, global agricultural production will have to be increased by 70 to 100% over the next 35 years. Many research studies have concluded that this is a virtually ...
Lighting up liraglutide
Ludwig Maximilian University researchers have incorporated a light-sensitive switch into liraglutide, a drug that is used to treat diabetes. In the long term, the new photoresponsive variant could help to alleviate the side-effects ...
How long is the interval between the trigger for a volcanic eruption and the eruption itself?
How long is the interval between the trigger for a volcanic eruption and the eruption itself? A new study by LMU volcanologists indicates that compositional variations in erupted Magmas can answer this question.
Quantum matter stuck in unrest
Using ultracold atoms trapped in light crystals, scientists from the MPQ, LMU, and the Weizmann Institute observe a novel state of matter that never thermalizes.
Chemists report the first total synthesis of the natural product epicolactone
In the latest issue of the journal Nature Chemistry researchers led by Dirk Trauner, Professor of Chemical Biology and Genetics at LMU Munich, describe the biomimetic synthesis of epicolactone, a compound which was first ...
How biological motors and molecules can be used to measure magnetic materials
Ludwig Maximilian University physicists were able to show how biological motors and molecules can be used to carry out precise measurements of magnetic materials.
Certain genes in vertebrate embryos correlate with differences in neck length
Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich researchers have shown that patterns of activity of certain genes in vertebrate embryos correlate with differences in the length of the neck region. The findings also provide new insight ...
Attosecond physics: Film in 4-D with ultrashort electron pulses
Physicists of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) in Munich shorten electron pulses down to 30 femtoseconds duration. This enables them to gain detailed insight into atomic motions in molecules.
A highly stable, light-activatable chemical switch for transmembrane receptors
Highly specific cell-surface proteins are crucially involved in the transmission of signals between nerve cells. When triggered by the binding of an appropriate molecular ligand, these transmembrane receptors act as conduits ...