Those long periods of lying completely still inside that intimidating MRI tube may soon be a thing of the past. Employing some tricky math and some heavy-duty computing power, researchers at the Max Planck Institute in Göttingen have developed a new MRI method that renders images in just one-fiftieth of a second, fast enough to capture organs and joints "live" for the first time.
Why does stress turn some people into lifelong boozers, while others can gut it out with no lasting harm? Researchers at Munich's Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry studied this question by testing mutant mice that couldn't handle stress well. The answer, they now say, may lie in our genes.