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MaxPlanckApp

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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Astronomy

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A new look at the Sun’s magnetic field

March 26, 2015

Max Planck researchers discover how the strength of a forthcoming activity cycle can be predicted [more]

Medicine

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Gene regulates healing process after myocardial infarction

March 25, 2015

Reg3beta controls wound-healing process in the myocardium by attracting immune cells to the infarct tissue [more]

Cognitive Science . Neurosciences

Leaders and their followers tick in sync

March 24, 2015

Leaders of a group synchronize their brain activity with that of their followers during communication [more]

Astronomy

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Unravelling the mystery of Nova Vul 1670

March 24, 2015

APEX and Effelsberg observations explain bright outburst in 17th Century caused by stellar collision [more]

Medicine

On the way to a new tuberculosis vaccine

March 23, 2015

VPM1002 is being tested in clinical trials as a tuberculosis vaccine in newborns and as a drug against cancer of the bladder [more]

Medicine

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Tuberculosis research takes off

March 23, 2015

Scientists call for a global strategy for the development of new tuberculosis vaccines [more]

Cognitive Science . Social and Behavioural Sciences

Old age is getting younger

March 23, 2015

Older adults today show higher levels of cognitive functioning and well-being than older adults of the same age 20 years ago. This has been found in a collaborative study among several research institutions in Berlin. [more]

Evolutionary Biology

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Protein is the clue to solving a Darwinian mystery

March 18, 2015

Bone collagen sequences prove that South American native ungulates are closely related to horses, rhinos and tapirs but not to elephants [more]

 
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