Back to the roots
With its "Back to the roots" Lab, the Max Delbrück Center aims to enable young international researchers to become ambassadors for Research in Germany in their home countries.
Construction begins on new Imaging Innovation Center
They say Berlin is a constant building site – and it seems Campus Berlin-Buch is no exception. A new foundation pit is currently being excavated for construction of the Max Delbrück Center’s Imaging Innovation Center, which is scheduled to open in 2025.
Evolution: Miniproteins appeared “from nowhere”
Evolutionarily young miniproteins are unique in humans, and researchers have recently discovered thousands of them. Writing in Molecular Cell, Norbert Hübner and colleagues from the BIH and other institutions describe the origins of these tiny proteins and explain that they probably influence important cellular processes.
Jury selects the best in youth science contest
“Mach Ideen groß” is the theme of this year’s nationwide “Jugend forscht” competition. At Campus Berlin-Buch the young scientists presented more than 20 projects. Seven of them made it to the regional championship.
Researching in tandem
Innovative biomedical research requires cutting-edge technologies, good ideas and a wealth of expertise. To ensure that technology platforms and research teams at the MDC make optimal use of investments and new equipment, Jutta Steinkötter initiated 13 “tandems” in late 2022 and awarded them a total of €300,000.
When the heart cannot adapt
To improve the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular diseases in the future, a European partnership is awarding more than five million euros to four international research teams. A project on the consequences of pulmonary hypertension, co-led by Gabriele G. Schiattarella, is also being funded.
How the brain encodes warm and cool
Researchers from the Max Delbrück Center have found a region of the brain that is responsible for our perception of temperature when we touch things. The paper, which appears in “Nature”, reports the discovery of a ‘thermal cortex’ located in a posterior region of the insular cortex.
State Secretary Naghipour visits Campus Berlin-Buch
Armaghan Naghipour, State Secretary for Science, Research and Equality, informed herself about the development of the Berlin-Buch Science and Biotech Campus on February 10, 2023.
Salt cuts off the energy supply to immune regulators
Regulatory T cells ensure that immune responses happen in a controlled way. But eating too much salt weakens these cells’ energy supply, thus rendering them dysfunctional for a while. This may have implications for autoimmunity, an international team – including Dominik Müller – reports in “Cell Metabolism.”