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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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Material Sciences . Quantum Physics

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Graphene can emit laser flashes

October 25, 2013

Individual layers of carbon atoms are suitable as active material for terahertz lasers, as they permit population inversion [more]

Material Sciences

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Designing and building nanocomponents to spec

August 13, 2013

Hybrid, multifunctional nanostructures with diverse 3D shapes and complex material composition can now be manufactured with a precise and efficient fabrication technique

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Material Sciences

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Disorder creates rust protection

August 08, 2013

A material’s nanostructure is decisive in determining how resistant it is against corrosion

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Chemistry . Material Sciences

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In the no man's land of ice crystals

May 23, 2013

Simulations allow first insights into the crystallization of tiny water droplets [more]

Material Sciences

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A folding ceramic

March 27, 2013

A sophisticated nanostructure renders a wafer-thin paper made of electrically conductive vanadium pentoxide fibres both tough and pliable [more]

Material Sciences . Structural Biology

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Order in the chaos of a cell membrane

February 27, 2013

Crystalline areas form in model membranes based on a previously unknown mechanism [more]

Quantum Physics . Solid State Research

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Indecisive quanta

February 26, 2013

In ytterbium nickel phosphide there is a quantum critical point between the ferromagnetic and non-magnetic states that was previously not thought possible [more]

Material Sciences

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The cradle of the nanoparticle

February 13, 2013

A new model facilitates predictions about how nanoparticles form and gives clues about how the process can be controlled [more]

 
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