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Loving the sweet enemy
Foods rich in fats and carbohydrates stimulate the reward system in the brain particularly strongly more
<p>Landmarks in science</p>

Landmarks in science

June 13, 2018
The Max Planck Society will be coming together for its 69th Annual Meeting from 12 to 14 June in Heidelberg. In addition to its Scientific Members and Supporting Members, the research organisation's main decision-making bodies will also be in attendance. more
“Super happy to be in the team of Stefan Hell”
Jonas Bucevicius is one of over 35 young scientists who will receive awards for their research achievements at the Max Planck Society’s Annual Meeting. The 30-year-old Lithuanian receives the Nobel Prize Fellowship from Stefan Hell. An interview about his research and life in Germany. more
Oldest bubonic plague genome decoded
Highly virulent pathogen is 1,000 years older than previously thought
European Inventor Award for fast MRI in medical diagnostics
Jens Frahm wins in the category Research more
Diabetes results from a breakdown of epigenetic control
Molecular barriers prevent pancreatic cells from losing their identity more
Breakthrough in genetic engineering: Emmanuelle Charpentier wins Kavli Prize
Emmanuelle Charpentier, director at the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology in Berlin, is among the winners of the international renowned Kavli prize. She is honoured for her pioneering work in developing the CRISPR-Cas9 system, a breakthrough tool for genetic engineering. The award ceremony will take place in Oslo on September 4, 2018. more
Number of wild mountain gorillas exceeds 1000
The population of mountain gorillas in the Virunga Volcanoes has more than doubled in the past three decades more
Storks on the wing
Scientists can predict which storks will migrate to Africa in autumn and which will remain in Europe more
From fish to mammal heart
Fish hearts are genetically divided more
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