Medicine

Metal concentrations in cells

A new method could help with early detection of Parkinson’s more

Rodents inspire dentistry

Researchers discover an iron-containing material in the outer enamel of rodent teeth that could also make human teeth more resistant
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Retina indicates severity of schizophrenia

Study could provide basis for individual prognoses more

Blood vessels are the pioneers of bone formation in the skull

New long-term microscopy method shows differences to long bones more

<span><span>Tracking down rare hereditary diseases</span></span>

Dynamic structure of FLVCR proteins and their function in nutrient transport in our cells revealed more

Social online training helps against loneliness and depression

Online intervention helps to promote social skills and reduce mental health problems more

Electron micrograph of two mitochondria.

Adapting sugar metabolism starts in the brain more

Promising target for new RNA therapeutics now accessible

Scientists have identified the first inhibitors of a cancer-related RNA-modifier more

A bottle of rapamycin stands in the foreground in front of tubes of fruit flies

Protection against an increase in pro-inflammatory factors with age more

Ancient genomes reveal Down Syndrome in past societies

Burials show that children with Down Syndrome and Edwards Syndrome were recognized as members of their communities more

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Rodents inspire dentistry

Researchers discover an iron-containing material in the outer enamel of rodent teeth that could also make human teeth more resistant
  more

Blood vessels are the pioneers of bone formation in the skull

New long-term microscopy method shows differences to long bones more

<span><span>Tracking down rare hereditary diseases</span></span>

Dynamic structure of FLVCR proteins and their function in nutrient transport in our cells revealed more

Social online training helps against loneliness and depression

Online intervention helps to promote social skills and reduce mental health problems more

Electron micrograph of two mitochondria.

Adapting sugar metabolism starts in the brain more

Ancient genomes reveal Down Syndrome in past societies

Burials show that children with Down Syndrome and Edwards Syndrome were recognized as members of their communities more

Schema therapy is effective for treating severe depression

Scientists prove the clinical benefit of schema therapy for severe depression more

EMTs saving a person with an defillibrator and tajing it to the ambulance

Core problem of urban-rural divide is not a lack of emergency care for heart attacks, but poorer disease prevention in rural areas more

Cause of listlessness in depression discovered

Lack of activation of the locus coeruleus in the brain inhibits the inner drive more

Lupus trigger discovered

Researchers were able to trace a form of the autoimmune disease lupus back to a single mutation more

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Research highlights 2023

Many publications by Max Planck scientists in 2023 were of great social relevance or met with a great media response. We have selected 12 articles to present you with an overview of some noteworthy research of the year 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

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

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