Research with taste

30.04.2019 in Featured
Foods should become healthier. The focus is also on vitamin D - a substance that scientists in Halle have now even found in cocoa and chocolate, products made from the cocoa fruit. Nutrition research at the MLU has long since become interdisciplinary, and research is often carried out within the framework of networks. One of these is the competence cluster for nutrition and cardiovascular health "nutriCARD".
Researcher Gabriele Stangl (right) analysing data with Heike Giese
Researcher Gabriele Stangl (right) analysing data with Heike Giese (Foto: Maike Glöckner)

Food of the future

Suzanne Roß in a nutrition research lab - where cocoa beans are also examined.
Suzanne Roß in a nutrition research lab - where cocoa beans are also examined.
(Foto: Maike Glöckner)

Nutrition research at MLU is broad-based. It goes far beyond the boundaries of traditional disciplines, because its subject matter is as extensive as it is complex. The scientists are working on counteracting the progression of diseases through targeted changes in nutrition. read more >>

Uncovering the secrets of fat cells

Martin Gericke in the lecture hall of the anatomy department
Martin Gericke in the lecture hall of the anatomy department
(Foto: Maike Glöckner)

Professor Martin Gericke investigates inflammatory reactions in adipose tissue. One aspect he is investigating is why not all obese people suffer from typical diseases of affluence associated with obesity, such as high blood pressure and diabetes. read more >>

Peas with a twist

Emilie Wegner is confident about her legume snacks.
Emilie Wegner is confident about her legume snacks.
(Foto: Maike Glöckner)

At first glance, legumes are not necessarily what one would call hipster food. Their image fluctuates between cosy home-cooked meals and flatulence – without merit, counters Emilie Wegner. A graduate of MLU, the nutritionist has now founded her own company called “Hülsenreich”. She will begin producing tasty snacks from this underestimated local produce. Her project has already won awards. read more >>

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