A re-evaluation of the health risks associated with air pollution shows an unexpected high mortality risk, especially due to cardiovascular diseases

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"More harm than good"

"More harm than good"

On 26 March, the European Parliament votes on the EU Copyright Reform. Valentina Moscon and Reto M. Hilty have analyzed the legal consequences of the planned reform. In an interview, they explain why the planned directive misses its central objective

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Microbes can grow on nitric oxide

Microbes can grow on nitric oxide

March 18, 2019

Scientists have discovered that anaerobic ammonium-oxidizing bacteria directly use nitric oxide to grow

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Insulin protects against colorectal cancer

March 07, 2019

Signaling pathway strengthens the intestinal barrier

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More annual days of holiday for PhD students

More annual days of holiday for PhD students

March 22, 2019

Executive Board of Max Planck Society decides to increase vacation entitlement to 30 days

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Innovative training programmes for Phd students

Innovative training programmes for Phd students

Talented German and foreign junior scientists are offered the opportunity to earn a doctorate under excellent research conditions. A shared characteristics of the graduate programmes at Max Planck Institutes is a close colloboration with universities.

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Current Job Offers

Current Job Offers

Fancy new challenges? Here you will find current vacancies of the Max Planck Society and its institutes. Find the right job for your profile

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MaxPlanckResearch 1/2018
Living and working in Germany
Annual Report 2017
MaxPlanckResearch 2/2018

Videos and Events


Flight and trauma

Flight and trauma

Video March 15, 2018

Traumatic experiences arising from flight from war zones can lead to distressing symptoms, which impair everyday life.

The school for T Cells

The school for T Cells

Video August 17, 2017

The lamprey has no thymus gland. Max Planck scientist Thomas Böhm wants to know how it copes with bacteria and viruses.

Cryptography

Cryptography

Video May 04, 2017

In principle, almost any encryption key can be broken - all you need is the right computing power. The situation is different, however, with quantum cryptography. Gerd Leuchs is researching this encryption technology of the future.

Climate: how the earth breathes

Climate: how the earth breathes

Video February 06, 2017

Researchers understand Earth’s climate system very accurately by now. For a long time, however, an important piece of the puzzle remained very elusive - the role played by vegetation and soils.

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MPI of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics
To proliferate or not to proliferate more
MPI for Marine Microbiology
Microbes can grow on nitric oxide more
MPI for the Science of Human History
A change in diet may have transformed human language more
MPI for Evolutionary Anthropology
Wild African ape reactions to novel camera traps more

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