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Entry from: 17.07.2018  
Category: News, Press Releases

Volume-Regulated Anion Channels Increase Sugar Sensitivity of Insulin-Producing Cells

Insulin, an important hormone regulating blood sugar levels in the body, is produced in glucose-sensing β-cells located in the pancreas. The notion of volume-regulated anion channels (VRACs) modulating the release of this key hormone was suspected for some time (...)[more]

Entry from: 14.05.2018  
Category: Press Releases, News

High Honors for Christian Hackenberger

The European Peptide Society honors scientist Christian Hackenberger with the Leonidas Zervas Award 2018 for his outstanding success in peptide research. This is one of the most coveted awards for exceptional scientists in the field of peptide research. [more]

Entry from: 04.05.2018  
Category: Press Releases, News

When Bacteria Build Homes

Bacteria like to make their gooey homes along boundary surfaces to protect themselves from inclement conditions and attacks. So far, however, the architectural strategy of these bacteria has eluded researchers. A team working with the scientists Anne Diehl (...)[more]

Entry from: 21.03.2018  
Category: News, Press Releases


EU-OPENSCREEN ERIC is officially announced in the European Official Journal of the EU. The Leibniz-Forschungsinstitut für Molekulare Pharmakologie (FMP) is involved in the setting up of the infrastructure in Germany, which is funded by the Federal Ministry of (...)[more]

Entry from: 19.03.2018  
Category: News, Press Releases

Start-up Tubulis Technologies erhält Leibniz-Gründerpreis 2018

Das gemeinsame Gründungsvorhaben Tubulis Technologies des Leibniz-Forschungsinstituts für Molekulare Pharmakologie (FMP) und der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU) ist mit dem Gründerpreis der Leibniz-Gemeinschaft 2018 ausgezeichnet worden. Die Gründer (...)[more]

Entry from: 02.03.2018  
Category: News, Press Releases

How to Overcome the Blood Brain Barrier

The blood brain barrier is a mighty obstacle. Some substances in the blood are toxic to the sensitive brain. The barrier protects the brain and prevents these substances from crossing into the brain environment. While this is of great benefit, the barrier also (...)[more]

Entry from: 19.02.2018  
Category: News, Press Releases

A Matter of Dynamics

Most ion channels are very selective about the ions, which may or may not pass through them. They may be conductive for potassium ions and non-conductive for sodium ions or vice versa. However, a number of ion channels allows for the efficient passage of both (...)[more]

Entry from: 05.02.2018  
Category: News, Press Releases, Research Highlights

How a Mutated Gene Triggers Hypertension

Arterial hypertension (high blood pressure) can occur when the adrenal cortex produces excess aldosterone hormone. How does this happen? Scientists working at the Leibniz Institute for Molecular Pharmacology (FMP) and the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular (...)[more]

Entry from: 07.12.2017  
Category: Press Releases, News

Molecular Chaperones Shown to Assist in the Fight against Huntington Disease

Huntington’s disease is a neurodegenerative disease. It is always fatal. The disease is caused by a defect in the Huntingtin gene. To this day, no therapy will put a stop to the insidious disintegration of brain cells. Fortunately, scientists of the (...)[more]

Entry from: 04.12.2017  
Category: News, Press Releases

Volker Haucke is a new member of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (BBAW)

Volker Haucke is a newly elected member of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities. In their board sessions on Einstein Day 2017, the members of the BBAW elected Volker Haucke full member of the academy. [more]


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