Mysterious bright spot on Ceres actually two bright spots (+video)
Christian Science Monitor
"The brightest spot continues to be too small to resolve with our camera, but despite its size, it is brighter than anything else on Ceres," Andreas Nathues, lead investigator for the framing camera team at the Max Planck Institute for Solar System ...
Xeroxed gene may have paved the way for large human brain
Marta Florio and Wieland B. Huttner/Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics. The folding on the right side of this mouse embryo's cortex reflects the increased growth stimulated by the insertion of a duplicated human gene into that ...
Fighting the Colorado potato beetle with RNA interference
Now, scientists from the Max Planck Institutes of Molecular Plant Physiology in Potsdam-Golm and Chemical Ecology in Jena have shown that potato plants can be protected from herbivory using RNA interference (RNAi). They genetically modified plants to ...
Bacteria network for food: Bacteria connect to each other and exchange nutrients
Nanotechnology News (press release)
Scientists from the Research Group Experimental Ecology and Evolution at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology in Jena, Germany addressed this question using the soil bacterium Acinetobacter baylyi and the gut microbe Escherichia coli.