Press Releases

December 01st, 2016

New chemistry of life


A novel ubiquitination mechanism explains pathogenic effects of Legionella infection. First results...



October 10th, 2016

Diabetes: new hope for better wound healing


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



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



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