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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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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]
The chemical analysis of biological tissues with three-dimensional shapes has been a major problem so far. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology have now improved mass spectrometry imaging in such a way that the distribution of molecules can also be visualized on rippled, hairy, bulgy or coarse surfaces.

“Corrective glass” for mass spectrometry imaging

The chemical analysis of biological tissues with three-dimensional shapes has been a major problem so far. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology have now improved mass spectrometry imaging in such a way that the distribution of molecules can also be visualized on rippled, hairy, bulgy or coarse surfaces. [more]

The potential of automatic word comparison for historical linguistics

A study by the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History reveals 89% success-rate of computational detection of word relationships across language families. [more]
 
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