The research institutes of the Max Planck Society perform basic research in the interest of the general public in the natural sciences, life sciences, social sciences, and the humanities. In particular, the Max Planck Society takes up new and innovative research areas that German universities are not in a position to accommodate or deal with adequately. These interdisciplinary research areas often do not fit into the university organization, or they require more funds for personnel and equipment than those available at universities. The variety of topics in the natural sciences and the humanities at Max Planck Institutes complement the work done at universities and other research facilities in important research fields. In certain areas, the institutes occupy key positions, while other institutes complement ongoing research. Moreover, some institutes perform service functions for research performed at universities by providing equipment and facilities to a wide range of scientists, such as telescopes, large-scale equipment, specialized libraries, and documentary resources.
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A new order for brewer`s yeast
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Deciphering the secrets of spinal cord regeneration protein by protein
"With this understanding, we hope to develop new therapeutic approaches for spinal cord injury in humans in the future"
13-Nov-2023 | science
Location, location, location - Liver cells age differently depending on where they are in the organ
Looking around us, we can see that people age at different rates. But what about inside? Do all cells age in the same way? And does the location of a cell ...
08-Nov-2023 | science
Breakthrough Discovery Sheds Light on Heart and Muscle Health
Scientists shoot first true-to-life 3D image of the thick filament of mammalian heart muscle
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Deceiving cancer to facilitate treatment
The effect of the phenotypic plasticity of cancer cells and how to exploit it