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

Publication PNAS: 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 Institute of Biophysics (MPI BP) in Frankfurt ...more

A mother’s genes influence her child’s ageing

Mutations of mitochondrial DNA can hasten offspring’s ageing processmore

Anti-ageing hormone receptors

Hormone receptors may regulate the effect of nutrition on life expectancy not only in roundworms, but perhaps also in human beingsmore