Newsletter 12/2016: Failing hearts, eased pain and happy holidays

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Dear reader,

Would you have guessed we have a skull-marked spatula in one of our labs? Don’t worry – it is used for actual research. Serious science is also the topic of the the last Insights newsletter of 2016: The socks are stuffed with the surprising complexity of stem cell programming and titin gene mutations which influence the risk of heart failure in healthy individuals. Our researchers recently identified a compound which suppresses certain types of pain in mice and opened the door to new treatments for neuropathies.

We wish you peaceful holidays and a Happy New Year! By the way, 2017 will be a special year for us: we’ll celebrate 25 years of Max Delbrück Center.

Your MDC Insights Team