Press Releases

July 13th, 2016

Stem cells feel the force


Three-dimensional picture of the nucleus (in blue) of skin stem cells. The organisation of the chromosomes (in red and green) changes dramatically before (left) and after (right) stretching.

Stem cells feel and respond to external mechanical forces. This finding was reported by a research...



April 18th, 2016

Fruit flies live longer on lithium


Fruit flies live 16% longer than average when given low doses of the mood stabiliser lithium,...



April 05th, 2016

A network for longevity


Image of a C.elegans roundworm: green fluorescence labels one of the transcription factors © Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing

Transcription factors influence lifespan of roundworms



December 04th, 2015

Killifish project sheds light on the genetic basis for ageing


Scientists from the Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Biology of Ageing in Cologne have sequenced the...



August 31st, 2015

Fundamental insights into the nanoworld of cellular power plants gained by scientists of three Max Planck Institutes


Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing (MPI AGE) in Cologne, the Max Planck...



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