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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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Developmental Biology

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Aging out of bounds

December 08, 2013

New demographic data show how diversely different species age – biologists cannot explain why [more]

Neurosciences

Max Planck research advances knowledge of triggers in memory formation

December 06, 2013

Discovery significantly advances understanding of memory formation [more]

Behavioural Biology . Neurosciences

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Preference for oranges protects fruit flies from parasites

December 05, 2013

One single odorant receptor controls choice of citrus fruits as egg-laying substrate in Drosophila [more]

Cell Biology . Structural Biology

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The geometry of cancer cells

December 05, 2013

Malignant and healthy cells display characteristic fractal patterns, which can be used to tell them apart [more]

Cognitive Science . Cultural Studies . Social and Behavioural Sciences

Squabbling meerkats make better decisions

December 05, 2013

Swarm Intelligence: Quality grows with different factions [more]

Evolutionary Biology

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Oldest hominin DNA sequenced

December 04, 2013

Max Planck researchers sequence the mitochondrial genome of a 400,000-year-old hominin from Spain [more]

Evolutionary Biology . Microbiology

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Division of labour in the test tube

December 02, 2013

Bacteria grow faster if they feed each other [more]

Astronomy

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ISON stops producing dust

November 30, 2013

On current images, the comet is gradually getting dimmer [more]

 
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