Research publications

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Research publications 2017

Immune system killer cells increase risk of diabetes

July 06, 2017

Obesity alters a subpopulation of immune cells, thereby increasing the risk of developing type 2 diabetes [more]

Research publications 2016

High-fat diet starves the brain

April 28, 2016

Fat decreases glucose levels in the mouse brain [more]


Fat tissue in energy saving mode

March 31, 2016

AgRP neurons regulate sugar consumption in hungry mice [more]

Research publications 2015

From stem cell to nerve cell in a few weeks

January 22, 2015

Max Planck researchers observe stem cells in the living brain [more]

Research publications 2013

Fasting time for tumour cells

March 14, 2013

Scientists cut off cancer cells' supply of nutrients [more]

Research publications 2011

Regeneration after a stroke requires intact communication channels between the two halves of the brain

November 21, 2011

Recovery depends on the exchange of information between the brain hemispheres [more]

Hungry for rewards - insulin in the midbrain influences eating behaviour

June 08, 2011

Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Neurological Research and the University of Cologne discover that insulin acts as a messenger in neurons of the midbrain and find a connection with the brain’s reward system [more]


Insulin action in the brain can lead to obesity

June 06, 2011

Researchers decode an important mechanism through which insulin in the hypothalamus controls the body’s energy balance [more]

Micro-RNA blocks the effect of insulin in obesity

March 31, 2011

Max Planck researchers have discovered a new mechanism that leads to the development of type 2 diabetes in obesity [more]


Neurotransmitter could improve post-stroke rehabilitation

March 10, 2011

Prolonged efficiency of noradrenaline improves motor skills in stroke patient [more]

Research publications 2010

Rescue services at the cellular level

September 28, 2010

How stem cells help the brain to regain its functions after a stroke [more]

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