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You can now also receive research news from the Max Planck Institutes via an app available from the iTunes store or directly here as an Android version. [more]

Magazine

The discovery of light-sensitive channel proteins in the 1970s and 1980s hardly made a splash outside the scientific community. Initially, no one suspected that these ion channels would become a popular tool for neurobiologists. Today, neuroscientists can use tailor-made proteins to switch individual neurons on and off. This does not only make it possible to investigate the function of neurons in the brain, but also offers promising applications in medicine.

MaxPlanckResearch: Optogenetics

The discovery of light-sensitive channel proteins in the 1970s and 1980s hardly made a splash outside the scientific community. Initially, no one suspected that these ion channels would become a popular tool for neurobiologists. Today, neuroscientists can use tailor-made proteins to switch individual neurons on and off. This does not only make it possible to investigate the function of neurons in the brain, but also offers promising applications in medicine. [more]

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Linguistics

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Grammar can influence the perception of motion events

May 26, 2015

Brain potentials reflect language effects on motion event perception [more]

Behavioural Biology

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Mountain gorilla mamas sidestep having inbred offspring

May 20, 2015

Genetic study shows that dominant males never sire the offspring of their daughters [more]

Astronomy

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Quasar quartet puzzles scientists

May 14, 2015

Astronomers must rethink models about the development of large-scale cosmic structures [more]

Genetics

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Genetic diseases shift boundaries within the genome

May 13, 2015

Researchers in Berlin find that some rare diseases are caused by the destruction of functional boundaries within DNA [more]

Cell Biology . Medicine . Structural Biology

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Protein aggregates save cells during aging

May 07, 2015

Max Planck scientists identify new role of protein aggregates in neurodegeneration [more]

Neurosciences

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Beyond columnar organization

May 06, 2015

3D reconstruction of neuronal networks provides unprecedented insight into organizational principles of sensory cortex [more]

Astronomy

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Volcano Loki observed from Earth

May 04, 2015

Large Binocular Telescope shows a lava lake on Jupiter's moon Io [more]

Cell Biology

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Renal failure: location signals for cell division

April 24, 2015

Researchers identify molecules that help cells to pinpoint their position

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