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MaxPlanckApp

You can now also receive research news from the Max Planck Institutes via an app available from the iTunes store or directly here as an Android version. [more]

Magazine

Virtually all organisms and living beings have to submit themselves to the natural aging process. But how does this process work? The Max Planck researchers whose work we report investigate fish or a freshwater polyp which have almost attained immortality. And they grapple with the social consequences of age in humans - when it comes to retirement after an active working life.

Aging

Virtually all organisms and living beings have to submit themselves to the natural aging process. But how does this process work? The Max Planck researchers whose work we report investigate fish or a freshwater polyp which have almost attained immortality. And they grapple with the social consequences of age in humans - when it comes to retirement after an active working life. [more]
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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Behavioural Biology . Neurosciences

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Their enemy's sex pheromone helps flies protect their offspring

December 17, 2015

Female Drosophila flies avoid oviposition sites that smell of parasitic wasps. This increases the survival rate of their larvae. [more]

Cell Biology . Medicine

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Gene variation promotes uncontrolled cell division

December 17, 2015

A common mutation creates a binding site on a receptor for growth factors and thereby accelerates tumor growth. [more]

Genetics

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Observing evolution in real time

December 17, 2015

Scientists analyze the dynamics of HI-virus adaptation [more]

Astronomy

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The Northern sky in the light of neutral hydrogen

December 16, 2015

Radio astronomers present the Effelsberg-Bonn HI-Survey [more]

Medicine

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Mitochondria, an exciting new target for the treatment of anxiety disorders

December 16, 2015

An antioxidant that works on mitochondria is shown to alleviate anxiety [more]

Linguistics

Turn-taking in communication may be more ancient than language

December 15, 2015

The central use of language is in conversation, where we take short turns in rapid alternation, a pattern found across unrelated cultures and languages. In the December issue of Trends in Cognitive Sciences, Stephen Levinson from the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics reviews new research on turn-taking, focusing on its implications for how languages are structured and for how language and communication evolved. [more]

Plasma Physics

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First plasma generated in the Wendelstein 7-X

December 11, 2015

Greifswald fusion device now in operation [more]

Astronomy

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Water vapor on dwarf planet Ceres

December 09, 2015

The Occator crater on the surface is active - data from NASA’s Dawn mission indicate frozen water sublimating from its center [more]

 
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