Press Releases Search Search Category Topic Search Sort by RelevanceFrom A-ZAuthored onDate/Time RangeRelease date Order AscDesc Institute & Campus (1) Press release (48) (-) Science (9) (-) Animal Research (8) Art (1) Artificial Intelligence (4) Basic Research (2) BIH (2) BIMSB (3) Biochemistry & Proteomics (3) Campus (1) Campus Buch (1) Cancer (5) Cardiovascular Research (7) Cell Biology (6) Charité (3) Clinical Research (1) Computational Biology (2) CRISPR/Cas9 (4) Data science (1) Developmental Biology (3) Disease-related Research (5) DZHK (3) ECRC (1) (-) ERC (1) EU-Life (1) FMP (1) Gene Expression Regulation & RNA Biology (2) Genetics & Genomics (7) High-throughput technologies (1) History (1) Imaging (3) Immunology (3) Immunotherapy (1) LifeTime (4) MDC-Forschung (1) Metabolism (1) NAKO (1) Neuroscience (3) OpenScience (3) Organoids (4) Personalia (3) Research Highlights (10) Responsible Research (1) Signal Transduction (1) Single-cell analysis (10) Stem Cell Biology (7) Structural Biology & Biophysics (1) Systems Biology (4) Teachers & Pupils (1) Technology Platforms (1) Technology Transfer (1) Women in Science (1) Work and Family (1) 9 Results: Active Filter: ScienceAnimal ResearchERC Sort: Result score Newest to oldest Oldest to newest Press Release No. 12 March 16, 2020 Berlin Protein controls fat metabolism A protein in the cell envelope influences the rate of fatty acid uptake in cells. This is reported by MDC researchers in the journal PNAS. This process also appears to be altered in overweight people. Press Release No. 42 September 03, 2019 Berlin 📺 Research for a long life Learning from naked mole-rats is key to Jane Reznick’s research into new therapies for heart disease and strokes. She has now been awarded an ERC Starting Grant, which will help her to start her own group and fund her work to the tune of €1.55 million over five years. Press Release No. 33 June 28, 2019 Berlin MDC statement on the collective action law in Berlin The Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine welcomes the decision of the Berlin state government to introduce a new collective action law. Press Release No. 26 May 30, 2019 Berlin Pain free, thanks to evolution African mole-rats are insensitive to many different kinds of pain. As an international research team led by the MDC’s Gary Lewin reports in Science, this characteristic has even allowed mole-rats to populate new habitats. Thanks to a genetic change, the highveld mole-rat is able to live alongside venomous ants with painful stings that other mole-rats avoid. Press Release No. 9 March 13, 2019 Berlin Oscillation in muscle tissue When a muscle grows or a muscle injury heals, some of the stem cells develop into new muscle cells. A research team at the MDC led by Carmen Birchmeier has now described in the journal “Genes and Development” how this process is regulated by two proteins produced in an oscillatory manner. Press Release No. 4 February 14, 2019 Berlin On the origin of B1 cells A new MDC study may resolve a decades-old debate in immunology: A team led by Prof. Klaus Rajewsky reports in Science that distinct progenitor cells are not required for the development of B1 cells. Instead, the team’s experiments show that a particular type of B-cell receptor can reprogram B2 cells into B1 cells, suggesting that B1 cells emerge as a consequence of their special B-cell receptors. Press Release No. 20 September 04, 2018 Berlin The brain’s tiny thrill-seekers Microglia, the immune cells of the central nervous system, differ in male and female mice. MDC researchers report on the sex-specific features in Cell Reports. Their findings could change how we treat neurological diseases. Press Release No. 7 April 09, 2018 Berlin Developmental scars The MDC researcher Jan Philipp Junker and his team have used CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing to pioneer a technique capable of determining both the type and origin of all the cells in an organism. They describe their method in Nature Biotechnology. Press Release No. 26 November 15, 2017 Berlin Gut bacteria are sensitive to salt Common salt reduces the number of certain lactic acid bacteria in the gut of mice and humans according to a study published in Nature by Berlin’s Max Delbrück Center and Charité. This has an impact on immune cells which are partly responsible for autoimmune diseases and hypertension. Probiotics ameliorate the symptoms of disease in mice.