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Issue 2017

MaxPlanckResearch 4/2017

Nature as a Pharmacy

Bacteria, plants and animals are full of unknown substances that could be beneficial for humans. At the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology in Dortmund, Herbert Waldmann tests natural products for their biological efficacy and tries to mimic their effects with simpler molecules.
Issue 2015

MaxPlanckResearch - 4/2015

Nano-Sized Lethal Injection
In movies, 3-D effects are spectacular. And also at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology in Dortmund, Stefan Raunser finds that three-dimensional images offer a visual feast. His electron microscopes enable him to determine the position of individual atoms with great precision and to study the spatial structure of proteins. In doing so, he occasionally encounters some bizarre constructions.
Issue 2010

MPR 4 /2010

Lost in Transcription
How does HIV get a host cell to produce viruses? Researchers are looking for the key in order to develop efficient therapies.
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