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Latest Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine Stories

2013-05-28 21:38:10

Cells have a sophisticated system to control and dispose of defective, superfluous proteins and thus to prevent damage to the body.

2012-09-24 15:22:35

Germinal centers are sites in the organs of the lymphatic system, formed during the course of an immune response to infection, where B cells intensely proliferate and modify their DNA in order to produce antibodies specific for the pathogen.

2012-09-10 11:01:08

Many patients with hypertension are treated with ACE inhibitors.

2012-09-10 10:59:40

High blood pressure is responsible for many cardiovascular diseases that are the leading cause of death in industrialized countries.

2012-08-04 02:09:56

Acute liver failure is a life-threatening disease, characterized by a sudden, massive death of liver cells.

2012-07-23 20:51:47

Neural precursor cells (NPC) in the young brain suppress certain brain tumors such as high-grade gliomas, especially glioblastoma (GBM), which are among the most common and most aggressive tumors.

Ion Channel Makes African Naked Mole-Rat Insensitive To Acid-Induced Pain
2011-12-21 04:54:27

Researchers of the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) Berlin-Buch have found out why the African naked mole-rat (Heterocephalus glaber), one of the world’s most unusual mammals, feels no pain when exposed to acid.

2011-02-16 15:41:59

Ebstein's anomaly is a rare congenital valvular heart disease.

2010-07-06 13:55:24

In their latest research, scientists of the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) Berlin-Buch, Germany, have demonstrated how the brain's own stem cells and precursor cells control the growth of glioblastomas.

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2010-04-29 08:23:32

When the human body becomes infected with new influenza viruses, the immune system rapidly activates an inborn protective mechanism to inhibit the intruding pathogen.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.