Max Planck Institute for Experimental Medicine

Research publications

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Research publications 2017

Aberrant synapse protein can lead to neurological and psychiatric disorders

February 15, 2017

Scientists in Göttingen discover cause of brain disease [more]

Research publications 2016

Research highlights from the Yearbook

June 12, 2016

Our Yearbook 2016 showcases the research carried out at the Max Planck Institutes. We selected a few reports to illustrate the variety and diversity of topics and projects. [more]


Deciphering the protein signature of chronic pain

June 06, 2016

Yearbook article 2016, Max Planck Institute for Experimental Medicine, Göttingen
Emmy Noether Research Group Somatosensory Signal Transduction and Systems Biology
Author: Manuela Schmidt



New learning procedure for neural networks

March 07, 2016

Neural networks learn to link temporally dispersed stimuli [more]

Research publications 2015

Improved memory thanks to irregular sleep-wake patterns

July 31, 2015

Enhanced brain activity and irregular sleep cycles improve long-term memory in mice [more]

Research publications 2014

Synapses always on the starting blocks

October 27, 2014

Vesicles filled with neurotransmitters touch the cell membrane, thereby enabling their rapid-fire release [more]


Potential therapy for incurable Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease

August 26, 2014

Researchers discover new treatment approach for this hereditary neurological disorder [more]

Research publications 2013

A turbocharger for nerve cells

June 13, 2013

Max Planck scientists in Göttingen have discovered a key mechanism that boosts the signalling function of neurons in the brain [more]


Glial cells assist in the repair of injured nerves

January 28, 2013

When a nerve is damaged, glial cells produce the protein neuregulin1 and thereby promote the regeneration of nerve tissue [more]

Research publications 2012

Glial cells supply nerve fibres with energy-rich metabolic products

May 10, 2012

Glial cells pass on metabolites to neurons [more]

Research publications 2011

Stress genes out of kilter

August 08, 2011

Max Planck researchers succeed in predicting risk of alcoholism [more]

Research publications 2010

Synapses recycle proteins for the release of neurotransmitters

November 10, 2010

Reclaimed proteins enable the fusion of transmitter vesicles with the cell membrane [more]


How nerve cells grow

February 19, 2010

Göttingen-based Max Planck researcher decodes a molecular process that controls the growth of nerve cells [more]

Research publications 2006

Expression of a membrane protein in peripheral tissue linked to cancer: A novel tumour marker

October 09, 2006

Researchers at the Max Planck Institute in Göttingen identify a tumour-specific surface protein. [more]


When nerve cells can’t make contact

September 22, 2006

Max Planck scientists have decoded the molecular details of a genetic defect that disrupts signal transmission in the brain and causes autism [more]


Nervous Inhibitions

May 29, 2006

How inhibitory signal transmission between nerve cells affects development [more]

Research publications 2003

How old mice get bright again

July 31, 2003

Age-dependent learning deficit can be overcome by the reduced production of a potassium channel in the mouse model [more]

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