Alpacas have special antibodies which can be reduced to nanobodies. They have the potential to replace the most-used antibodies and to drastically reduce animal numbers in antibody production [Video in German]
Researchers at the Max-Planck-Zentrum für Physik und Medizin in Erlangen were able to show for the first time: Covid-19 significantly changes the size and stiffness of red and white blood cells - sometimes over months. These results may help to explain long Covid.
More than 70 Partner Groups exist worldwide. They are a useful instrument in the joint promotion of early career researchers with countries interested in strengthening their research through international cooperation.
The Max Planck Symposium is an intensive, two-day career conference from September 23 to 24 serving as a platform to connect international Max Planck Alumni and Max Planck Early Career Researchers of all disciplines and Institutes
Raisa Sherif, now a senior research fellow at Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance, talks about her work, what advice she has for girls who want to become researchers, and the challenges of becoming a researcher.
Cell-sized droplets equipped with natural and synthetic parts are able to perform photosynthesis. In the future, they could serve as bioreactors for the sustainable, light driven fixation of CO2 into value-added compounds.
Anthropologist Rosalia Engchuan looks at how Indonesian filmmakers respond to the challenges of their social and environmental surroundings and how they influence the development of moral values, for example, through solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community.