stem cells

The Well-Tempered Neuron

Even an analog synthesizer has to be tuned. As the cables travel from one jack to the next, the artist’s neurons produce a different note each time. On the boundaries of stem cell technology and creating art in a lab.

A cellular system makes the battle against a rare disease personal

Some diseases are untreatable because we lack a model system to fully understand symptoms or test possible drugs. This is the case of mitochondrial disease, a rare condition caused by defects in the “cellular powerhouse.” MDC scientists developed the first human stem-cell based system to find drugs to fight mitochondrial disease.

Mina Gouti is a new Junior Group Leader at the MDC

Stem cell research at the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association (MDC) has received a further boost. Junior Group Leader Dr. Mina Gouti and her research group are developing a novel cell culture system that can be used to model neurodegenerative diseases and develop new therapeutic approaches. The researchers generate parallel […]