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Vaccines from a reactor

In the event of an impending global flu pandemic, vaccine production could quickly reach its limits, as flu vaccines are still largely produced in embryonated chicken eggs.
Max Planck Society – Research

A massive migration from the steppe brought Indo-European languages to Europe

4,500 years ago, humans migrated from the Eurasian steppe to Central Europe and thus may have contributed to the spread of the Indo-European languages
Max Planck Society – Research

Rhodopsin on track

Biological pigment aligns in double rows
Max Planck Society – Research

Fighting the Colorado potato beetle with RNA

RNA interference protects potato plants against herbivore attack
Max Planck Society – Research

A gene for brain size – only found in humans

Following the traces of evolution: Max Planck Researchers find a key to the reproduction of brain stem cells
Max Planck Society – Research