In 1992, Detlev Ganten had the vision of creating a “German Cold Spring Harbor.” As one well-wisher wrote, this dream has become a reality. Here are some of the congratulatory messages that the MDC has received.
Archives for November 2017
The founding of MDC on the Buch Campus is at once a piece of contemporary history and the history of science. A conversation with Jens Reich.
Under a new grant from the EU, Marina Chekuleava of the MDC will lead a multinational consortium to find common mechanisms in diverse motor neuron diseases
Science is beautiful – and we take this literally. Every year, the Best Scientific Images Contest identifies the most beautiful scientific images among the submissions of campus staff. The three winners were officially announced on November 24 2017: Matthias Richter, Gizem Inak and Julian Heuberger.
With the Helmholtz Validation Fund, the Helmholtz Association supports projects that are particularly promising in translating research findings into viable commercial applications. Among the seven projects chosen for funding this year is a project from the MDC.
The world’s largest study into allergies has shown that the genetic risk factors for atopic dermatitis (eczema), hay fever, and asthma are generally inherited together. The findings of this study by a consortium of researchers, including research groups from the MDC and Charité, have now been published in Nature Genetics.
The Landthaler lab at the MDC and their collaborators discover that a herpes virus triggers the production of over 1,000 “antisense” transcripts in the genomes of cells it infects – hinting at a new mechanism by which viruses overcome cellular defenses.
Nature study shows: Salt reduces lactic acid bacteria in the gut whichs influences immune cells responsible for autoimmune diseases and hypertension. Probiotics ameliorate the symptoms in mice.
One of the causes of heart failure is the formation of excess connective tissue. An international team of researchers has discovered a specific treatment approach involving the signaling molecule interleukin 11. Their findings have now been published in the journal Nature.
Ana Pombo’s lab discovers a mechanism that silences genes but keeps them continually poised for action – even though they may never be used.