Max-Planck-Institut für molekulare Zellbiologie und Genetik

Earth & Life
2. Juni 2021, 9:38
Research results, Scientific Publications

Human-specific gene makes mice smarter

During human evolution, the neocortex, the evolutionarily youngest part of the cerebral cortex, expanded dramatically and made the human brain...  [mehr]

 
 
Earth & Life
18. Mai 2021, 10:36
Research results, Scientific Publications

Rotating forces get embryos in shape

Our body appearance is symmetric from the outside. If you take a look inside, you will find our organs are not at all arranged symmetrically. The...  [mehr]

 
 
Earth & Life
2. März 2021, 9:27
Research results, Scientific Publications

Organizing genetic material into pockets

All life begins with one cell. During the development of an organism, cells divide and become specialized, yet each cell nucleus contains the same...  [mehr]

 
Earth & Life
7. Januar 2021, 20:00
Research results, Scientific Publications

Keeping Sperm Cells on Track

One essential component of each eukaryotic cell is the cytoskeleton. Microtubules, tiny tubes consisting of a protein called tubulin, are part of...  [mehr]

 
Earth & Life
19. Oktober 2020, 17:00
Research results, Scientific Publications

Happiness and the evolution of brain size

During human evolution, the size of the brain increased, especially in a particular part called the neocortex. The neocortex enables us to speak,...  [mehr]

 
Earth & Life
30. September 2020, 11:26
Research results, Scientific Publications

A peek inside a cellular antenna

Cells sense their environment and send signals to other cells to function properly. The responsible “organ” to perform these functions is the...  [mehr]

 
Earth & Life
3. September 2020, 17:00
Research results, Scientific Publications

Time and brain size – of mice and men

The neocortex, the largest part of our brain, enables us to speak, dream and think. During human evolution, the size of the neocortex has...  [mehr]