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Road map to a longer life

Tissues respond very differently to an ageing ameliorating intervention more


Nucleolus is a life expectancy predictor


Scientists discover that nucleolar size correlates with health and lifespan in organisms as diverse as roundworms, flies and humansmore


Male infertility

More functional DNA in mitochondria cures male infertility more


DNA repair: a new letter in the cell alphabet

Results reveal how discoveries may be hidden in scientific “blind spots”more


Reprogrammable skin stem cells in a test-tube

New system could reduce number of animal experimentsmore


New chemistry of life

A novel ubiquitination mechanism explains pathogenic effects of Legionella infection. First results hint towards a broader role in regulating many ...more


Diabetes: new hope for better wound healing

Sluggish insulin metabolism results in slow and incomplete healing of injuries.more


Three-dimensional picture of the nucleus (in blue) of skin stem cells.

Stem cells feel the force

Stem cells feel and respond to external mechanical forces. This finding was reported by a research group led by Sara Wickström, Max Planck Research ...more


A network for longevity

Transcription factors influence lifespan of roundwormsmore


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 genome of the African turquoise killifish, a new ...more