Zebrafish larva. Photo: Daniel Wehner

When severed spinal cord grows back together again

After an injury to the spinal cord, patients often remain paralysed because damaged nerve tracts do not regrow due to the formation of scar tissue....

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The bacterial species Neisseria gonorrhoeae, pathogen of the sexually transmitted disease gonorrhoea, forms large colonies within a few hours

New mathematical model: How dangerous bacteria form colonies

Disease-causing microbes as well as cancer cells gang together to form larger structures - and only then become dangerous to humans. Scientists at the...

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We are looking for a Technical Assistant!

The research focus of our Biological Optomechanics Division is the elucidation of biophysical and biomechanical processes at the molecular, cellular...

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We're looking for a Data Analyst!

The Biological Optomechanics Division at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light is looking for a

Data Analyst / Machine Learning for...

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The former mental asylum Heil- und Pflegeanstalt, HuPfla, in Erlangen

Partial demolition of the HuPfla starts

With construction companies having finished securing the so-called Mittelrisalit - the protruding central part of the building - demolition work on...

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Prof. Dr. Günter Leugering, Vice President Research of the Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg; Dr. Florian Janik, First Mayor of Erlangen; Prof Vahid Sandoghdar, PhD, Director at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light; Prof. Dr. Heinrich Iro, Medical Director and Chairman of the Executive Board of the University Hospital Erlangen at the symbolic ground-breaking ceremony for the start of construction of the Max-Planck-Zentrum für Physik und Medizin in Erlangen (from left to right). The new re-search facility is a cooperation between the Max Planck Institute, the University, and the University Hospital.

Symbolic ground-breaking ceremony for the new Max-Planck-Zentrum für Physik und Medizin in Erlangen

First Mayor Florian Janik and representatives of University Hospital, University, and Max Planck Institute emphasise the importance for the research...

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