Max-Planck-Institut für molekulare Zellbiologie und Genetik

Earth & Life
5. November 2019, 9:54
Research results, Scientific Publications

How cells stick together tightly

Our organs are specialized compartments, each with its own milieu and function. To seal our organs, the cells in the tissue must form a barrier...  [mehr]

Earth & Life
2. Juli 2019, 13:47
Research results, Scientific Publications

Liquid crystal liver

In 1949, Hans Elias pioneered the structural analysis of the mammalian liver tissue and proposed a model of the basic structural unit, the liver...  [mehr]

Earth & Life
23. April 2019, 17:00
Scientific Publications

Hippo – a novel player for brain size

How the size of our organs is controlled, is one of the "big" questions of current biomedial research. This is true, in particular, for the human...  [mehr]

Earth & Life
2. April 2019, 12:27
Research results, Scientific Publications

A new force awakens

Everyone’s life has its milestones. Lewis Wolpert, a British developmental biologist, once said that it is not birth, marriage or death but...  [mehr]

Earth & Life
21. März 2019, 16:00
Research results, Scientific Publications

To proliferate or not to proliferate

The brains of different mammals vary significantly in size. During human evolution, the size of the brain and the number of neurons therein...  [mehr]

8. Januar 2019, 9:33
Research results

Building a bigger brain

The human brain owes its characteristic wrinkled appearance to its outer layer, the cerebral cortex. During human evolution, the neocortex, the...  [mehr]