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Sleep is a basic need and essential for learning and memory function. Our internal body clocks control the day-night rhythm, influencing the desire for rest – in humans as well as in many animals. Max Planck researchers investigate these organic clocks and other related aspects. For example, they study frigate birds that slumber during flight or the link between sleep disorders and depression.

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Sleep is a basic need and essential for learning and memory function. Our internal body clocks control the day-night rhythm, influencing the desire for rest – in humans as well as in many animals. Max Planck researchers investigate these organic clocks and other related aspects. For example, they study frigate birds that slumber during flight or the link between sleep disorders and depression. [more]

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How can cells separate the outside from the inside world?

The lab of Eli Knust, Director at the Max Planck Institute Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetic, focuses its research on why certain cells have a differentiated top and bottom side and how this polarity develops.

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Daniela Sammler conducts research into the structures of the brain that process speech and music, and finds many commonalities

The music in our speech

Daniela Sammler conducts research into the structures of the brain that process speech and music, and finds many commonalities [more]
Given the chance to see into the future, most people would rather not know what life has in store for them, even if the news is positive, according to new research conducted by scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development and the University of Granada, which has been published by the American Psychological Association.

No spoilers! Most people don’t want to know their future

February 23, 2017

Given the chance to see into the future, most people would rather not know what life has in store for them, even if the news is positive, according to new research conducted by scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development and the University of Granada, which has been published by the American Psychological Association. [more]
Prestigious Japan Prize goes to Max Planck scientist for a third time

The Max Planck Society congratulates Emmanuelle Charpentier on winning 2017 Japan Prize

February 06, 2017

Prestigious Japan Prize goes to Max Planck scientist for a third time [more]

Advanced super-resolution imaging technology benefiting life sciences will now be available in the U.S.

The Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience announced today that Abberior Instruments America, a Max Planck Society spin-off company, has chosen the MPFI facility in Jupiter, Florida, for its U.S. headquarters. [more]
 
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