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Max Planck Researchers Incorporate Odorant Receptors into Artificial Membranes

An artificial nose could be a real benefit at times: this kind of biosensor could sniff out poisons, explosives or drugs//, for instance. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research and the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry recently revealed a technique for integrating me...

Scientists locate disease switches

...ment of disease The team, led by Professor Matthias Mann of Novo Nordisk Center for Protein Research at the University of Copenhagen and the Max planck Institute for Biochemistry in Germany, have detected 3,600 acetylation switches in 1,750 different proteins. "This is more than just a technologic...

For Kids, Two Languages Can Be as Easy as One

...id, "we know that the young brain is more plastic than the older brain, making it easier to learn at an earlier age." More information The Max planck Institute for Psycholinguistics has more on the emerging field of psycholinguistics . SOURCES: Agnes Kovacs, Ph.D., researc...

Making nanoparticles in artificial cells

...e world's smallest lamps. Based on these protocols, scientists from the Max planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces have tailor-made nanoparticles that ca... the synthesis of nanoparticles," says Rumiana Dimova. Her group at the Max planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces studies membranes - the cell envelope....

Major New Report Establishes Effective Methods of Enhancing and Preserving Brain Power as We Age

...logy ; Arthur F. Kramer, University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign ; Robert S. Wilson, Rush University Medical Center; and Ulman Lindenberger, Max planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin Arthur F. Kramer and Robert S. Wilson will discuss these and other findings at a press conference on June...

DFG establishes nine new collaborative research centers

...University of Cologne; spokesperson: Professor Michael Hallek; participating institutions: Rheinische Friedrich Wilhelms University, Bonn, and the Max planck Institute for Neurological Research, Cologne) Improving the healing process and long-term stability of implants and transplants is the objective of...

University of Haifa research team awarded European Union research grant

... A research team composed of 14 European groups, headed by Prof. Nils Brose of the Max planck Institute for Experimental Medicine, has been awarded 11.9 million Euro, on behalf of the European Union, to study the role of synaptic proteins in ne...

Stanford Issues Findings from Cognitive and Brain Experts Urging Consumer Caution on Memory Fitness Products

...ve scientists first convened in April 2008 for the "Expert Consensus on Brain Health" summit sponsored by the Stanford Center on Longevity and the Max planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin. The goal was to develop a consensus statement for the public regarding the science behind products claiming...

Gray matter under attack in multiple sclerosis

...the lasting disability of patients," explains Professor Edgar Meinl of the Institute of Clinical Neuroimmunology at LMU Munich Klinikum and of the Max planck Institute of Neurobiology. Little by little, damage spreads out in the brain and spinal cord. Different symptoms can follow, depending on where these ...

Meat for sex in wild chimpanzees

...impanzees copulate more frequently with males who share meat with them over long periods of time, according to a study led by researchers from the Max planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Germany, published in the open-access, peer-reviewed journal PLoS ONE April 8, 2009. How females choo...
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Scientists Discover Origin of Malaria

... the sanctuaries after being confiscated by authorities or abandoned by human owners. In Ivory Coast scientists from the Robert Koch Institute and Max planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology collected tissue and blood samples from 10 chimps that had died due to anthrax, respiratory disease or other r...

IBM and EU Partners Create a Better Way to Fight AIDS Virus

...tal institutions, and private companies, and its GEIE partners including a European Economic Interest Grouping composed of Karolinska Institute , Max planck Institute, University of Siena, Informa s.r.l., University of Cologne. About the Computerworld Honors Program Founded by International Data G...

Novel Mechanism for Long-Term Learning Identified by Carnegie Mellon Researchers

...iological Sciences and the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition at Carnegie Mellon, and Tansu Celikel of the Department of Cell Biology at the Max planck Institute for Medical Research. The study was funded by the National Institute of Drug Abuse. About Carnegie Mellon: Carnegie Mellon is a private re...

PNH Patients Treated with Soliris(TM) Experienced Dramatic Reduction in Blood Clots During Clinical Trials

...ck HR, Vail M, McKeown LP et al. Activated platelets in paroxysmal nocturnal haemoglobinuria. Br J Haematol. 1995;91:697-702. (9) Audebert HJ, planck J, Eisenburg M, Schrezenmeier H, Haberl RL. Cerebral ischemic infarction in paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria report of 2 cases and upda...
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Palm Beach County wants to establish a Max Planck Institute in Florida

The Max Planck Society received an offer to establish its first foreign institute in the US: On Sept. 11, Florida's Palm Beach County unanimously proposed the sum of $86.9 million for the next 10 years. In the coming weeks, it is expected that the State of Florida will contribute funds to complete...

Max Planck researchers make a breakthrough in plant stem cell research

Totipotent stem cells allow plants to build new organs throughout their whole life. But it has been unclear how hormones and genetic factors work together to prevent plants from having growth that is either stunted, or uncontrolled and tumor-like. Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Develo...

Navigating in the ocean of molecules

...mputer program with which researchers from the Max planck Institute of Molecular Physiology in Dortmund aim ... proteins. With the help of this new tool, the Max planck scientists, together with colleagues from the univ...esearcher from Herbert Waldmann's group at the Max planck Institute of Molecular Physiology in Dortmund. Che...

Scientists find universal rules for food-web stability

...et, the computational demands of such simulations are high and their relevance is often limited. Innovative methodology Scientists from the Max planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems (MPIPKS) in Dresden, Germany, have developed a new method that allows them to efficiently analyze the imp...

Restoring a natural root signal helps to fight a major corn pest

... A longstanding and fruitful collaboration between researchers at the Max planck Institute for Chemical Ecology and the University of Neuchtel in Switzerlan...sity of Halle. While working in the group of Jonathan Gershenzon at the Max planck Institute for Chemical Ecology in Jena he had already contributed to a key ...

Playing it safe

... This release is available in German . Kinarm Ko and Hans Schler's team at the Max planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine in Mnster have succeeded for the first time in culturing a clearly defined cell type from the testis of adult mice...

Fish on the menu of our ancestors

... China (near Beijing), by an international team of researchers from the Max planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, the Graduate University...st this individual was a regular fish consumer. Michael Richards of the Max planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology explains "Carbon and nitrogen isoto...

Axel Ullrich named winner of 2009 Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research

... London, 1 July, 2009 Johnson & Johnson today announced that Axel Ullrich, Ph.D., director of the Department of Molecular Biology at the Max planck Institute of Biochemistry in Germany, whose discoveries have led to novel cancer therapies including Herceptin (trastuzumab) , is the winner of the 20...

NYC science symposium marks Gruber Prize program 10th anniversary

...icine, will speak on "Deconstructing Smell." Dr. Fred Gage, professor in the Laboratory of Genetics at the Salk Institute and recipient of the Max planck Research Prize, whose work may eventually make possible the replacement or enhancement of brain and spinal cord tissue lost or damaged due to neurodeg...

Mouse model provides clues to human language development

...erations which may be closely linked to speech and language development. Their analyses comprise part of an international study led by the Leipzig Max planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. The findings have been published in the current issue of the renowned journal Cell . Scientists of the Ge...
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Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry Uses MathWorks Tools in Its Quest to Cure Cancer : Institute Accelerates Reconstruction of Key Protein Complexes Using MATLAB and Parallel Computing Toolbox

The MathWorks today announced that the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry is using MATLAB, Parallel Computing Toolbox, MATLAB Distributed Computing Server, and other MathWorks tools to accelerate its workflow and drastically reduce research and development time. NATI...

Video: Axel Ullrich Named Winner of 2009 Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research

... July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Johnson & Johnson today announced that Axel Ullrich, Ph.D., director of the Department of Molecular Biology at the Max planck Institute of Biochemistry in Germany, whose discoveries have led to novel cancer therapies including Herceptin(R) (trastuzumab)*, is the winner of the...

Bionovo Appoints Dr. Klaus Kohl as Chief Technical Officer

...ct development. Before Bayer, Dr. Kohl was engaged in basic research for more than seven years at the Juelich Research Center in Germany, and the Max planck Institute in Dortmund, Germany. Dr. Kohl holds an undergraduate degree in Mathematics and Physics from the University of Marburg, Germany, and a ...

Sigma-Aldrich Introduces MISSION(R) esiRNA for Low Cost, High Specificity Pooled RNAi Screening

...man BMBF program "GO-Bio" and developed by the Max planck Institute for Cell Biology and Genetics (MPI-CBG) ... http://www.sigma-aldrich.com . About Max planck Institute: The Max planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (...

Bridging the gap in nanoantennas

...CSIC/UPV-EHU in San Sebastian (Spain), Harvard University (USA) and the Max planck Institute of Biochemistry in Munich (Germany) reports an innovative method ...modified version of the scattering-type near-field microscope that the Max planck and nanoGUNE researchers had pioneered over the last decade. For this work,...

Keynote Panel at Bio-IT World Expo to Feature Five Leaders in the Field of "Personal Genomics"

...cer Epigenomics: A Systematic Approach to Biomarker Discovery and Computational Optimization Christoph Bock, Department of Computational Biology, Max planck Institute for Informatics will present recent work on computational epigenetics (performed in conjunction with The Broad Institute) that highlight a s...

Dr. Thomas Werner Elected to Accera, Inc.'s Board of Directors

...drug, into one of the leading pharmaceutical products in Germany. Dr. Werner co-founded the Genetic Research Center, a joint venture with the Max planck Institute for Psychiatry and the Ludwig-Maximilians-University, both in Munich. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Paul Ehrlich Associatio...

Oregon theory may help design tomorrow's sustainable polymer

...was put to the test under a variety of scenarios in labs in Germany, France and Switzerland after German plastics researcher Dieter Richter of the Max planck Institute for Solid State Research, a co-author on the paper, approached Guenza after a conference session and said he had unexplained data that might...

Brain and Hearing Pioneer, Michael Merzenich, Ph.D. to Speak at Case Western Reserve University

... Dr. Merzenich was recently elected to the Institute of Medicine and has received awards and prizes including the Ipsen Prize, Zulch Prize of the Max planck Institute, Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award and Purkinje Medal. A founder of many companies such as Scientific Learning and Posit Science, he holds mor...

Nanoscale carbon materials research wins the 2008 Julius Springer Prize for Applied Physics

...e prize winners of the Julius Springer Prize for Applied Physics, speakers included Nobel Laureate Wolfgang Ketterle of MIT and Stefan Hell of the Max planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry. The invited presentations at the Springer Forum, by distinguished researchers from both industry and academia in ...
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Konrad Lorenz

...oner of war in Russia from 1944 to 1948. The Max planck Society established the Lorenz institute for beha...ermany in 1950. In 1958 he transferred to the Max planck Institute for Behavioural Physiology in Seewiesen . He retired from the Max planck Institute in 1973 but continued to research and pu...
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