Medicine

Protein droplets may cause many types of genetic disease

Malfunction of cellular condensates is a disease mechanism relevant for congenital malformations, common diseases, and cancer more

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Researchers find serotonin transporter in the brain increased more

Artist's impression of DNA double helices against a dark background

Hunting for disease clues in the dark matter of our DNA more

Silhouette of a person with a hood over their head and a smartphone in their hand.

Interview with Johanna Rinceanu and Randall Stephenson, senior researchers at the Department of Criminal Law at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Crime, Security and Law in Freiburg, on what medical diagnosis and modern-day internet regulation have in common more

Puzzle pieces flying out of a mouth

New findings enable early diagnosis and individual therapy more

Microscopic view of immune cell infiltration of lungs in mice lacking the TET3 enzyme. Compared to the lungs of control animals (left), immune cells (macrophages, colored red) accumulate in the lungs of mice lacking TET3. Cell nuclei are stained blue, smooth muscle cells green.

TET3 protects smooth muscle cells from rampant inflammatory responses more

Less infectious particles from children’s lungs

A comprehensive analysis on particle exhalation in adults and children more

Tuberculosis test

New diagnostic tool aims to improve disease management more

Anatomical barriers shield the brain from SARS-CoV-2 invasion at vulnerable interfaces

Absence of evidence for neurotropism and neuroinvasion of several SARS-CoV-2 variants including Omicron more

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Protein droplets may cause many types of genetic disease

Malfunction of cellular condensates is a disease mechanism relevant for congenital malformations, common diseases, and cancer more

Woman sitting on chair with her head resting in her hands

Researchers find serotonin transporter in the brain increased more

Puzzle pieces flying out of a mouth

New findings enable early diagnosis and individual therapy more

Less infectious particles from children’s lungs

A comprehensive analysis on particle exhalation in adults and children more

Anatomical barriers shield the brain from SARS-CoV-2 invasion at vulnerable interfaces

Absence of evidence for neurotropism and neuroinvasion of several SARS-CoV-2 variants including Omicron more

Nobel Prize 2022 for Svante Pääbo

The director of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig is honoured for his pioneering work in the field of palaeogenetics, of which he is considered the founder more

Images of 2 black-and-white brain scans on a screen; a blue pencil points to the right brain scan

Electronic comparison of MRI images opens up new possibilities for early detection of diseases more

Similarity between schizophrenia and dementia

In frontotemporal dementia, the same brain networks can be affected as in schizophrenia more

Tuberculosis vaccine passes safety test

The vaccine candidate VPM1002 shows its safety in a study with HIV- and non-HIV-exposed newborns more

Origins of the Black Death identified

Multidisciplinary team studied ancient plague genomes more

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Silhouette of a person with a hood over their head and a smartphone in their hand.

Interview with Johanna Rinceanu and Randall Stephenson, senior researchers at the Department of Criminal Law at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Crime, Security and Law in Freiburg, on what medical diagnosis and modern-day internet regulation have in common more

Julia Zimmermann

Julia Zimmermann talks about the foundation of the company terraplasma GmbH more

A not so typical colleague

People with autism often have outstanding skills, which can be enriching for businesses more

Perilous Puddles

Admittedly, the research subject isn’t particularly appetizing: Strongyloides stercoralis – small parasitic worms that live in their host’s intestines and have the potential to cause severe problems. Nevertheless, Adrian Streit from the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology in Tübingen is fascinated by this threadworm. It has a unique life cycle, and to this day, no one really understands why more

Obesity seen as self-inflicted

Representative survey in Germany, the UK, and the US more

Pulmonary fibrosis caused by single transcription factor

Reduced FoxO3 activity reprograms connective tissue cells, triggering the disease more

Anti-stress compound reduces obesity and diabetes

FKBP51-protein inhibitors could be used for treating diabetes more

Lung cancer triggers pulmonary hypertension

Nearly half of all advanced-stage lung cancer patients develop arterial pulmonary hypertension more

A stable shell for artificial cells

Scientists are developing cell-like lipid vesicles which can be populated with natural cell proteins more

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