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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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Quasar quartet puzzles scientists

May 14, 2015

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

Astronomy

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Ceres – A world full of mysteries

April 20, 2015

After an intermission of five weeks, the Dawn space probe is once again sending images of the dwarf planet back to Earth [more]

Chemistry . Material Sciences

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Framework compounds: metal-organic transformations

April 17, 2015

The mechanosynthesis of cage compounds suitable for storing gases can be monitored in real-time with the help of X-ray powder diffraction [more]

Chemistry . Material Sciences

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Nanostructures: customized carbon

April 14, 2015

A new synthesis method produces novel nanostructures from carbon [more]

Quantum Physics

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Artificial crystal: Magnetism in World Cup fever

April 01, 2015

Rydberg atoms can be used to produce magnetic crystals in an optical lattice [more]

Astronomy

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The forces that move stars in galaxies

March 27, 2015

A new mechanism explains the strange orbit of suns in elliptical galactic systems [more]

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]

 
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