The pretense of movement: why do we get Cyber-sick?

Dr. Suzanne Nooij in the panoramic lab of the MPI

Motion sickness is an ancient phenomenon, which also occurs in modern virtual reality environments. [more]


Regionale Forschungsallianz: 900.000 Euro Startkapital für Projekt zur Sicherung stabiler Erträge im Pflanzenanbau

Forscherverbund unter Federführung der Universität Hohenheim erhält Förderung aus Landesprogramm „Regionale Forschungsallianzen“ / Projektpartner: Universität Tübingen und Max-Planck-Institut für Entwicklungsbiologie Tübingen[more]


Two types of stress in the ocean

Figure 1 From left to right: an annelid worm, a penis worm, and an acorn worm. These animals are very distantly related to each other but all have the stress hormone noradrenaline, previously known only to exist in vertebrates. Credit: John Gerhart acorn worm image; Mattias Hogvall penis worm image.

Tübingen researchers discover that many marine animals use the stress hormone noradrenaline[more]


1.2 million euros funding for new imaging technology in brain research

Caption: Activation of the visual cortex by presentation of a changing checkerboard pattern in humans measured at 9.4T. The red-labeled activation is based on a new approach (balanced steady state free precession) which allows an improved detection of the vascular response of cortical micro vessels. Photo: Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics

Professor Klaus Scheffler wants to test new methods in magnetic resonance imaging[more]


Go ahead for Cyber Valley

Artificial intelligence finds a home. Science and industry come together to research and develop intelligent systems in the Stuttgart-Tübingen region - copyright Urheber der Bilder: MPI-IS / W. Scheible

Science and industry form one of Europe's largest research partnerships in artificial intelligence[more]


Nikos Logothetis hält an seiner Entscheidung fest

Aufgrund immer wieder eintreffender Nachfragen möchten wir zur Forschung mit nicht-humanen Primaten am Max-Planck-Institut für biologische Kybernetik in Tübingen den aktuellen Sachstand zusammenfassen.[more]


Uploading data to the brain

Learning a language with one click?[more]


Ruth E. Ley im Interview bei Gert Scobel (3sat)

Dr. Ruth E. Ley, Direktorin am Max-Planck-Institut für Entwicklungsbiologie, live im Wissensmagazin scobel auf 3sat zu sehen (Urheber: Kirk McKoy Photography)

Das rätselhafte Leben in uns - TV-Sendung vom 17.11.2016[more]


The Paralympics are over - the Cybathlon starts!

The pilot Sebastian Reul of the "Athena-Minerva-Team", that participated in the "Brain-Computer-Interface Race" (Picture credit: ETH Zurich, Nicola Pitaro).

CYBATHLON Championship for Athletes with Disabilities[more]


Orientation without a master plan

A volunteer walking through virtual corridors. (C) Matthias Hohmann / Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Germany

Human spatial memory is made up of numerous individual maps[more]


Body Talk: A New Crowdshaping Technology Uses Words to Create Accurate 3D Body Models

A breakthrough in our shared understanding, perception, and description of human body shape brings new alternatives to 3D body scanning[more]


Bernhard Schölkopf has been elected member of the "Leopoldina"

Leopoldina - National Academy of Sciences [more]


International Team of Scientists decodes genomic Diversity of Plants

Prof. Detlef Weigel in his lab (Copyright: Jörg Abendroth/ Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology)

Extensive variation revealed in 1001 genomes and epigenomes of Arabidopsis [more]


The Neanderthal amongst plants

In the “1001 Genome Project”, genome sequences of over 1000  Arabidopsis-specimen have been analyzed. Jörg Abendroth/ Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology

International research consortium publishes data on the genomic diversity from over 1000 plants[more]


Das Zusammenspiel der Sinne

Forscher finden Mechanismus für die Verarbeitung multisensorischer Reize[more]


Important step in gene expression revealed

Structure of the decapping complex, determined by X-ray crystallography. Stabilized by Dcp1 and Edc1 the catalytic subunit of Dcp2 undergoes a 120° rotation. The interaction of the three proteins causes the enzyme to adopt an active state that allows an efficient decapping of the mRNA. Eugene Valkov/ Max-Planck-Institute for Developmental Biology

Max-Planck researchers from Tübingen shed light on how the cell regulates the destruction of its internal messages[more]


Medal-Marathon for Robotics Researcher

Tübingen – Stockholm – Berlin – Stockholm – Tübingen; Ludovic Righetti receives within 24 hours two renowned prizes for young researchers for his outstanding science on movements of robots[more]


Open Science to track virus outbreaks

Reconstructed evolutionary tree of 1654 Ebola virus genomes with a visualization of the geographic spread of the infection. R.Neher/T.Bedford

Scientists develop software that enables public health officials to analyze and predict outbreaks of virus infections[more]


Action recognition without mirror neurons

Forscher Stephan de la Rosa im Versuchsaufbau mit einem selbstentwickelten Avatar (C) Max-Planck-Institut für biologische Kybernetik

Role of mirror neurons in social interaction not as important as previously assumed[more]


Software helps decrypt embryonic development

Model of a classical Turing network compared to the extended Turing networks analyzed with the software RDNets. Background: a self-organizing labyrinthine Turing pattern. Credit: Luciano Marcon/ Friedrich Miescher Laboratory Tübingen

Scientists from Tübingen develop new mathematical approaches and software to model the networks that control embryonic development[more]


ERC Advanced Grant for Nobel Prize Winner

Professor Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard, Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology. momentum-photo.com / Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology

Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard from the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology in Tübingen, Germany, receives prestigious award[more]


Optogenetics reveals new insights into circuits of the brain

Konio neurons (green) in the lateral geniculate nucleus (C) Carsten Klein / Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics

Researchers show how neural wiring works in the visual system [more]


Neue Wege in der zellulären Signalverarbeitung entdeckt

Schematische Darstellung des Hybridproteins aus dem Experiment: An der Zelloberfläche (oben) kann der Cholera-Auto-Inducer-1 (CAI-1) andocken; die Signale werden in das Zellinnere (unten) weitergeleitet, wo zyklisches Adeno-sinmonophosphat (cAMP) freigesetzt wird.

Tübinger Forscher erkennen Sender- und Empfängereigenschaften eines altbekannten Membranproteins[more]


Tübinger Hirnforscher erhält höchste griechische Auszeichnung

Der Generalsekretär der Akademie von Athen, Vassilios Petrakos, überreichte den Preis für Exzellenz in der Wissenschaft an Hirnforscher Nikos Logothetis (C) Theodoros Anagnostopouloi

Die Akademie von Athen ehrte den Tübinger Neurowissenschaftler Nikos Logothetis für seine Forschungsarbeit[more]


EU fördert bessere Bildgebung bei psychischen Krankheiten

Anke Henning leitet die Forschungsgruppe "MR-Spektroskopie und Ultra-Hochfeld-Methodologie" (C) Max-Planck-Institut für biologische Kybernetik

Hoch dotierte europäische Auszeichnung geht an Nachwuchswissenschaftlerin aus Tübingen[more]


Friend or foe: out of the corner of your eye

Subject during the experiment (C) Christina Bornschein / Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Tübingen, Germany

Our peripheral vision is better at recognizing people than objects[more]


Mating without males decreases lifespan

Mating pair of Pristionchus roundworms. Colored Scanning Electron Microscopy image. Jürgen Berger/ Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology

Roundworm species reproducing self-fertilization instead of mating with males have shorter lifespans[more]


Krebsfrüherkennung mit Glukose

MRT Aufnahmen im ultrahohen Magnetfeld (C) Klaus Scheffler / Max-Planck-Institut für biologische Kybernetik, Tübingen

Ein mit 5,8 Mio. Euro gefördertes EU-Projekt soll die Früherkennung von Hirntumoren verbessern[more]


Exploring the genomic basis of parasitism

Strongyloides papillosus free-living female, approx. 1 mm long (Credit: A.Streit/ Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology)

Scientists identify genes that cause the parasitism in a group of intestinal worms[more]


Alzheimer-Früherkennung im Kernspintomografen

Prof. Klaus Scheffler, Leiter der Abteilung Hochfeld-Magnetresonanz am MPI für biologische Kybernetik (C)Joeg Abendroth / Max-Planck-Institut für biologische Kybernetik, Tübingen

Klaus Scheffler erhält eine Förderung der Alzheimer Forschung Initiative e.V. [more]


Proposal for the assessment of new methods in plant breeding

International group of scientists calls for common sense in the application of high-precision genome-editing methods[more]


Novel Coiled Coil Fold

Bacterial surface with adhesins, sticky lollipop structures enabling the bacteria to attach to their host cells. Copyright: Barth van Rossum/Leibniz-Institut fuer Molekulare Pharmakologie

Scientists of the Department for Protein Evolution at the MPI for Developmental Biology discover a new Fiber Structure[more]


One worm, five faces

This bear-like mouth form was completely unknown to the scientists. Thus, they first thought it must be a new species. But it wasn't...Two of five different morphs of Pristionchus borbonicus which was found on the island of La Réunion. The beard-like labial morphology is a novelty known only from this species and P. sycomori (found in South Africa). (Credit: Jürgen Berger & Vladislav Susoy / Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology)

New roundworm species discovered by German scientists on Réunion[more]


Robots Set Standards

Scientists of the MPI for Intelligent Systems research autonomous robots.[more]


Cars Open Their Eyes

Scientists of the MPI for Intelligent Systems teach Computers how to see[more]


A Vocabulary of Ancient Peptides

Vikram Alva, first author of the publication. Credit: Jörg Abendroth/Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology

Max Planck scientists identify fragments of proteins that already existed billions of years ago[more]


New method visualizes the hidden language of the brain

Scanning electron microscopic image of a Platynereis larva. Such a larva was sectioned to 5000 sections and its neuronal circuits containing neuropeptides were reconstructed after siGOLD labelling. Credit: Réza Shahidi/Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology

Gold particles allow to stain neuropeptides and visualize neurons in the brain’s wiring diagram[more]


Observing evolution in real time

HIV-infected T cell (Content incl. text, images and data are at your disposal in the course of your reporting under a CC BY 4.0 license.)

Scientists at the Max Planck institute for Developmental Biology analyze the dynamics of HI-virus adaptation[more]


Learning Systems

Inauguration of the Max Planck ETH Center for Learning Systems in Tübingen on Nov. 30, 2015[more]


Ruth E. Ley to become Director at the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology

Ruth E. Ley, Ph.D., to become new Director at the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology in Tübingen, Germany, from January 2016. (Credit: Kirk McKoy Photography)

Tübingen, November 16, 2015. The Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Developmental Biology in Tübingen, Germany, is delighted that Ruth E. Ley, Ph.D., has accepted the institute’s call as Director. Ley will head her new department in...[more]

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