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Brenda Schulman becomes new Leopoldina Member

October 24, 2019
Brenda Schulman, head of the department "Molecular Machines and Signaling" at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry has been elected member of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina. [more]
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Sleep and synaptic rhythms

October 18, 2019
Chronobiologists show in two articles in the journal Science how critical the sleep-wake cycle is for protein and phosphorylation dynamics in synapses to ultimately regulate its activity. [more]
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The recipe for making a fruit fly

October 17, 2019
Scientists use mass spectrometry to determine the absolute copy number of nuclear proteins and histone marks to advance our understanding how the fruit fly embryo develops. [more]
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DNA-PAINT super-resolution microscopy at speed

October 07, 2019
Optimized DNA sequences allow for 10-times faster image acqusition in DNA-PAINT [more]
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New structural data on talin explain self-inhibitory mechanism

September 19, 2019
Researchers at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry have elucidated the entire structure of the talin protein with the help of cryo-electron microscopy. The new findings explain the protein’s self-inhibitory mechanism. [more]
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MPIB-Emeritus Axel Ullrich is awarded with Lasker Award 2019

September 10, 2019
Axel Ullrich, together with H. Michael Shepard and Dennis J. Slamon, receives the highest biomedical scientific award in the United States for the invention of Herceptin. [more]
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F.-Ulrich Hartl receives Breakthrough Prize 2020

September 05, 2019
The biochemist Hartl and the geneticist Horwich are honored with the world’s highest science prize for their groundbreaking discovery of the protein folding, assistans, chaperones. [more]
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