Alex Reis


Alex Reis is a journalist for The Munich Eye.
Role: Journalist, Science
No. of articles: 17
Email: alex.reis@themunicheye.com




New Disease Points to Arab Bats

Egyptian tomb bat (Taphozous perforatus)
A new mysterious disease made its first appearance last summer in the Arabian Peninsula and has been baffling health experts since. Until now, there...

LMU Munich Creates World's First MERS Vaccine

In the event of a MERS epidemic, the vaccine is ready for production and distribution
LMU researchers, led by Dr. Gerd Sutter, have developed the first vaccine against the MERS virus, responsible for the recent outbreak in the Middle...

Angela Merkel in Dachau

Angela Merkel visits Dachau
This week, Angela Merkel became the first German chancellor to visit Nazi concentration camp Dachau, near Munich. This was the first camp built by the...

Traditional Chinese herbal medicine causes cancer

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Two new studies show that a natural compound found in many Chinese herbal medicines triggers genetic mutations that may cause cancer. Aristolochic...

An Unlikely New Home For Insects

Credit:  Robert Tropek
Fly ash deposits, by-products of coal combustion produced around energy power stations, have been found to serve as an alternative home for many...

New MS treatment successful in early clinical trials

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A new treatment for multiple sclerosis (MS) had a successful first phase of clinical trials, shows a study published in the journal Science...

Arabian Bats May Harbour New Deadly Virus

A new mysterious disease made its first appearance last summer in the Arabian Peninsula and has been baffling health experts since. Until now, there...

Germany Abolishes Tuition Fees

Universidad Ludwig Maximilian, Munich
  As disappointing as it may be for students completing their higher education studies this year, universities across Germany are now planning to...

Traditional Chinese herbal medicine causes cancer

Credit: beggs/everystockphoto
Two new studies show that a natural compound found in many Chinese herbal medicines triggers genetic mutations that may cause cancer.

Aristolochic...

Nerve growth triggers prostate cancer

Tissue sample of a prostatic acinar adenocarcinoma, a common type of prostate cancer (credit: wikipedia commons)
New research suggests that the formation of new nerve fibers in and around prostate tumors increases cancer growth and spreading. With more than...

Germany says: we want you!

Germany Wants You
The German Government has published a list of job vacancies aimed at non-EU citizens.

Working in Europe is the dream of many migrants, but many jobs...

Snail reveals ancient human migration routes

Credit: Wikipedia Commons
The genetic similarity between one variety of common garden snails found in Ireland and the Pyrenees, in Southern Europe, may be explained by human...