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2012-12-09 05:02:41

The 100,000-square-foot neuroscience institute celebrates its grand opening, which was four years in the making. JUPITER, Fla. (PRWEB) December 08, 2012 The Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience will cap a week´s worth of coverage by the national and international media, important visits by local and state dignitaries, and its official grand-opening celebration with an all-day community event Dec. 8. All eyes have been on Jupiter since Dec. 3, when the esteemed center for brain...

2012-11-29 13:34:42

Skeletal remains in an island cave in Favignana, Italy, reveal that modern humans first settled in Sicily around the time of the last ice age and despite living on Mediterranean islands, ate little seafood. The research is published November 28 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Marcello Mannino and colleagues from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Germany. Genetic analysis of the bones discovered in caves on the Egadi islands provides some of the first...

Unknown Proteins Of The Herpesvirus Identified By Scientists
2012-11-26 14:12:33

Max-Planck-Gesellschaft The genome encodes the complete information needed by an organism, including that required for protein production. Viruses, which are up to a thousand times smaller than human cells, have considerably smaller genomes. Using a type of herpesvirus as a model system, the scientists of the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry in Martinsried near Munich and their collaboration partners at the University of California in San Francisco have shown that the genome of this...

Researchers Investigate The Listening Brain
2012-11-15 12:27:25

Max-Planck-Gesellschaft Listening abilities depend on rhythms in the brain Naturally, our brain activity waxes and wanes. When listening, this oscillation synchronizes to the sounds we are hearing. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences have found that this influences the way we listen. Hearing abilities also oscillate and depend on the exact timing of one´s brain rhythms. This discovery that sound, brain, and behavior are so intimately...

Airborne Particulates Investigated
2012-06-27 13:37:38

For the first time, Lawrence Livermore researchers and international collaborators have peered into the makeup of complex airborne particulate matter so small that it can be transported into human lungs -- usually without a trace. The structure of micron-size particulate matter is important in a wide range of fields from toxicology to climate science (tobacco smoke and oil smoke particles are typically one micron in size). However, its properties are surprisingly difficult to measure in...

2012-05-22 00:43:48

Max Planck scientists decipher the structure of bacterial injection needles at atomic resolution The plague, bacterial dysentery, and cholera have one thing in common: These dangerous diseases are caused by bacteria which infect their host using a sophisticated injection apparatus. Through needle-like structures, they release molecular agents into their host cell, thereby evading the immune response. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in...

ORNL Protein Analysis Investigates Marine worm Community
2012-05-10 04:57:18

Techniques used by researchers from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory to analyze a simple marine worm and its resident bacteria could accelerate efforts to understand more complex microbial communities such as those found in humans. In a paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a multi-institutional research team analyzed the proteins found in a marine worm known as Olavius algarvensis. The worm lacks a digestive system and relies on...

2012-03-26 09:39:32

Neural networks of the brain can easily influence each other One cup or two faces? What we believe we see in one of the most famous optical illusions changes in a split second; and so does the path that the information takes in the brain. In a new theoretical study, scientists of the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization, the Bernstein Center Göttingen and the German Primate Center now show how this is possible without changing the cellular links of the...

2012-03-19 23:04:18

More than 200 faculty, postdocs and students from Max Planck Florida Institute, Florida Atlantic University, Scripps Florida and other universities attended a neuroscience symposium March 6-7, designed to promote collaboration among neuroscientists in Florida, Germany and Latin America. The symposium was hosted by MPFI and the International Brain Research Organization (IBRO). Jupiter, FL (PRWEB) March 19, 2012 The Max Planck Florida Institute (MPFI) and the International Brain Research...

2012-02-04 08:00:00

Neuroscientists Hyungbae Kwon, PhD and Hiroki Taniguchi, PhD will join Max Planck Florida Institute as research group leaders. MPFI will now have eight research groups, each dedicated to investigating different aspects of the structure and function of neural circuits. Jupiter, Florida (PRWEB) February 04, 2012 The Max Planck Florida Institute (MPFI) announced today that neuroscientists Hyungbae Kwon, PhD and Hiroki Taniguchi, PhD will join the Institute as research group leaders. With the...


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