Research Magazine

Light is the elixir of life, inspiration for artists and an indispensable tool in science and technology. Reason enough for UNESCO to proclaim 2015 as the International Year of Light. And a good opportunity to dedicate the focus of our magazine to this topic: discover how Max Planck scientists work with optical tweezers, film the movements of electrons, or analyse the painting by Caravaggio.

Light

Light is the elixir of life, inspiration for artists and an indispensable tool in science and technology. Reason enough for UNESCO to proclaim 2015 as the International Year of Light. And a good opportunity to dedicate the focus of our magazine to this topic: discover how Max Planck scientists work with optical tweezers, film the movements of electrons, or analyse the painting by Caravaggio. [more]

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Genetics . Medicine

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How does the research on primates benefit humans?

September 29, 2014

There are few topics as controversial as research involving experiments on animals in general and primates in particular. [more]

Cell Biology . Developmental Biology

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Flatworms, the masters of regeneration – but nothing can happen without stem cells

June 03, 2014

Planarians are known as masters of regeneration: they can re-build any part of their bodies after amputation. This ability relies on a large number of pluripotent stem cells. [more]

Computer Science . Genetics . Medicine

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Bioinformatics and epigenetics – computer-aided cancer diagnosis

March 01, 2012

Max Planck researchers use ingenious software programs in their quest for biomarkers for clinical cancer diagnosis [more]

Evolutionary Biology . Genetics

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Modern man meets Neanderthal

October 15, 2010

Ten years after analyzing the human genome scientists have unravelled the DNA of the Neanderthals. The result: Homo sapiens and Neanderthals intermingled. Thus, there is a bit of Neanderthal in most of us. [more]

Cell Biology . Developmental Biology . Medicine

Induced pluripotent stem cells - from specialists to allrounders

March 04, 2010

Special transcription factors can restore specialised cells to their original state. These stem cells can then tranfom into any type of cell of the body
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