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Warum man keine Coronavirus-Infektion haben muss, um unter der Pandemie zu leiden - (Podcast in German)

July 15, 2021

Niedersachsens Wissenschaftsminister Björn Thümler spricht in seinem Podcast #wissenschafftzukunft mit der Hirnforscherin Hannelore Ehrenreich über die Bedeutung der Grundlagenforschung in der Corona-Pandemie. Die Leiterin der Klinischen ...

Neuronal structures in color – a super-resolution view into the living brain

June 10, 2021

The brain of a mouse consists of almost 100 million nerve cells that are densely packed together with supporting cells. To study these cells, individual cells are specifically labelled with fluorescent dyes. After appropriate excitation with light ...

Secret, highly active life of nerve cell contacts in the brain revealed

June 09, 2021

Nerve cells in the brain possess small protrusions, so called dendritic spines, to communicate with other nerve cells by forming a synapse. These contact sites can be both, short- or long-lived thereby existing for even up to an entire lifetime ...

Risk factors for multiple drug use

April 29, 2021

Many drug addicts take not only one substance but rather several. Scientists at the Max Planck Institute of Experimental Medicine in Göttingen have investigated the role that genes and the environment play in the development of such multiple ...

Two Max Planck Institutes in Göttingen become one

March 15, 2021

The Max Planck Institutes (MPI) for Biophysical Chemistry and for Experimental Medicine will merge. The decision-making bodies of the Max Planck Society (MPS) approved the plan submitted by the two institutes on March 12. Formally, both institutions ...

Oxygen deficit makes nerve cells grow

February 12, 2021

Oxygen deficit, also called hypoxia, in the brain is actually an absolute state of emergency and can permanently damage nerve cells. Nevertheless, there is growing evidence that to a certain extent, hypoxia can also be an important signal for growth ...

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