When we drink little, we produce less urine. But how is this process regulated? An international team of scientists led by Prof. Kai Schmidt-Ott of the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) has now shed light on how the kidneys concentrate urine.
Archives for December 2017
Huntington’s disease is a neurodegenerative disease without a cure. It is always fatal. The disease is caused by a defect in the Huntingtin gene. Scientists recently discovered a natural mechanism, which not only suppresses the build-up of pathogenic amyloid fibrils but also disaggregates them.
Philipp Wahle of the lab of Robert Zinzen developed a highly resolved virtual model of a fly embryo, which shows which genes are active in which cell. He received the MDC PhD Prize at the annual Graduate Ceremony on November 24, 2017 for the paper in which he published these results. Two second-place publications were awarded […]
Why does it take so long for new therapies to emerge from basic research? This is a question that researchers at the MDC and beyond encounter frequently. For us it was also the starting point for a film – and food for thought about the value of basic research.
To mark the 25th anniversary of the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association (MDC), the Board of Directors has introduced the research institute’s highest accolade to date. The new award recognizes those who have made particularly significant contributions to the MDC, and consists of the Max Delbrück Center Badge of Honor together with a certificate of honorary membership. The award will […]
The Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association (MDC) has celebrated its 25th anniversary with some 550 invited guests. At the same time, the Board of Directors honored five individuals to whom the MDC owes a large debt of gratitude, especially during the early years.