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MaxPlanckApp

You can now also receive research news from the Max Planck Institutes via an app available from the iTunes store or directly here as an Android version.

MaxPlanckApp

You can now also receive research news from the Max Planck Institutes via an app available from the iTunes store or directly here as an Android version. [more]

Magazine

Language is the most important form of communication. But how has this instrument evolved in the course of evolution? And what is happening in our brains when we are having a conversation with someone? Language proves to be extraordinarily complex. And as our articles show, the topic is not only interesting for classical linguists and computer scientists, but also for psychologists and behavioural scientists.

Language

Language is the most important form of communication. But how has this instrument evolved in the course of evolution? And what is happening in our brains when we are having a conversation with someone? Language proves to be extraordinarily complex. And as our articles show, the topic is not only interesting for classical linguists and computer scientists, but also for psychologists and behavioural scientists. [more]
Robots are the superstars of the future. They are to drive cars, administer care to people in hospitals and homes, save lives after catastrophes, or perform medical tasks as tiny helpers in the body. Max Planck researchers are working hard to ensure that these scenarios become a reality one day. But at first, they have to overcome many challenges.

Robotics

Robots are the superstars of the future. They are to drive cars, administer care to people in hospitals and homes, save lives after catastrophes, or perform medical tasks as tiny helpers in the body. Max Planck researchers are working hard to ensure that these scenarios become a reality one day. But at first, they have to overcome many challenges. [more]

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Neurosciences

Improved memory thanks to irregular sleep-wake patterns

July 31, 2015

Enhanced brain activity and irregular sleep cycles improve long-term memory in mice [more]

Genetics . Medicine

Scientists decipher the molecular basis of an as yet incurable leukemia in children

July 30, 2015

Detailed molecular analyses allow new insights into the function of tumour cells and new treatments [more]

Neurosciences

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Surprising similarity in fly and mouse motion vision

July 29, 2015

Motion direction is computed by similar types of neural circuits [more]

Medicine . Physiology

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New receptor for controlling blood pressure discovered

July 23, 2015

P2Y2 receptor in blood vessel cells is a key element in the chain of regulation [more]

Evolutionary Biology . Genetics

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Kiwi bird genome sequenced

July 23, 2015

The kiwi, national symbol of New Zealand, gives insights into the evolution of nocturnal animals [more]

Genetics

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Gene knockout: loss of a gene can be compensated by another gene

July 21, 2015

Effects of genome interventions depend on the methods used [more]

Behavioural Biology

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Baboons follow the majority

July 17, 2015

In a baboon group, any member can set the direction - not just the highest-ranking animal [more]

Cultural Studies . Linguistics . Neurosciences

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Scream if you have to

July 16, 2015

Screams occupy a privileged acoustic niche to ensure their biological and social efficiency [more]

 
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