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Internationalisation at the MPG

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'Civil courage is needed'

'Civil courage is needed'

January 15, 2018

Max Planck researcher Anna Baumert investigates the psychological processes & mechanisms of civil courage

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Secretin protein with a crown

January 12, 2018

Researchers elucidate the structure of a molecular machine that allows bacteria to import foreign DNA and become resistant to antibiotics

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Unravelling the mystery of the Aztec 'Black Death'

Unravelling the mystery of the Aztec 'Black Death'

Salmonella enterica may be the possible culprit behind the 'cocoliztli' outbreak, a major sixteenth-century epidemic in Mexico.

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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.

Cryptography - tap-proof through randomness

Cryptography - tap-proof through randomness

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.

The Immune System: the school for T Cells

The Immune System: the school for T Cells

Video August 17, 2017

The lamprey is a special case amongst vertebrates because it has no thymus gland. Max Planck scientist Thomas Böhm wants to know how the lamprey copes with bacteria and viruses.

From the Institutes


MPI for Biophysical Chemistry
Fewer laboratory animals thanks to secondary nanobodies more
MPI for Heart and Lung Research
Pulmonary fibrosis caused by single transcription factor more
MPI for Solar System Research
A deep look into the hearts of stars more
MPI of Biophysics
Secretin protein with a crown more
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