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Migration pays off for songbirds
Blackbirds that spend the winter in the south are more likely to survive the cold season than their conspecifics in central Europe more
First call for Dioscuri Centres
The first call for the establishment of up to three excellent research centres in Poland is underway more
Lung cancer triggers pulmonary hypertension
Nearly half of all advanced-stage lung cancer patients develop arterial pulmonary hypertension more
To trim away a protein

To trim away a protein

News November 16, 2017
Scientists present a novel method to directly and rapidly destroy any protein in any kind of cell more
Microbial resident enables beetles to feed on a leafy diet
Thistle tortoise beetles outsource the job of breaking down plant cell walls to a symbiotic bacterium more
More opportunities for female scientists
With the help of a new initiative, the so-called Lise Meitner excellence programme, the Max Planck Society seeks to attract outstandingly qualified female junior scientists by offering them a long-term perspective. more
Proteome of the human heart mapped for the first time
Researchers identify almost 11,000 different proteins throughout the heart more
Later-borns choose less prestigious programmes at university
First-borns are more likely to study more prestigious subjects at university such as medicine and engineering and can thus expect greater earnings than later-borns, who turn to arts, journalism and teaching. more
Thalamus helps the cerebrum with learning
Contrary to previous belief, learning processes do not occur exclusively in the cerebral cortex more
Information filter for immune defence
Researchers are deciphering the structure of the MHC-I peptide-loading complex. more
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